Department of Administrative Affairs
The department consists of the following sections
The section administers the Ministry’s personnel and payroll functions, and has special responsibility for leadership, skills and organisational development. It also operates and develops the Ministry’s intranet, coordinates health, safety and environment work and supervises the Ministry’s inclusive working life programme. Further, the section advises and provides guidance to subordinate agencies on its specialist fields, and conducts local negotiations on behalf of agencies without an independent negotiating right.
The section coordinates the national budget and national accounts. It is also responsible for the Ministry’s administrative budget, developing and maintaining budgeting and accounting guidelines, ongoing financial management and accounting, and budget and financial management rules. The section has system responsibility for operational planning and internal control – including risk assessment – and procurements. It also coordinates matters for public consultation and consideration by ministries, which entails drafting government memorandums and other inter-departmental coordination tasks. Further, the section initiates and participates in development efforts and advises the rest of the Ministry on its specialist fields.
The section is responsible for records management, follow-up and development of ICT and other shared services, and general operational tasks. It also bears responsibility for preventive safety and emergency preparedness.