National Shared Services Office Act 2017


Number 26 of 2017


NATIONAL SHARED SERVICES OFFICE ACT 2017

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the National Shared Services Office Act 2017. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (22/2018), enacted 25 July 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including National Shared Services Office (Appointment of Public Service Bodies) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 268 of 2018), made 18 July 2018, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 26 of 2017


NATIONAL SHARED SERVICES OFFICE ACT 2017

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2018


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively city with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1984, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018)

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017 (22/2017)

All Acts up to and including Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (22/2018), enacted 25 July 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

National Shared Services Office (Appointment of Public Service Bodies) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 268 of 2018)

National Shared Services Office (Delegation of Functions) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 267 of 2018)

National Shared Services Office Act 2017 (Establishment Day) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 580 of 2017)

National Shared Services Office Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 579 of 2017)

All statutory instruments up to and including National Shared Services Office (Appointment of Public Service Bodies) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 268 of 2018), made 18 July 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 26 of 2017


NATIONAL SHARED SERVICES OFFICE ACT 2017

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2018


CONTENTS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Public service body

4. Expenses

PART 2

National Shared Services Office

5. Establishment day

6. Establishment of National Shared Services Office

7. Functions of Office

8. Transfer of certain functions of Minister to Office

9. Delegation of functions to Office

10. Directions of Minister

11. Staff of Office

12. Strategy statement of Office

13. Advances

14. Consultants and advisers

15. Appointment of chief executive of Office

16. Functions of chief executive

17. Accountability of chief executive to Oireachtas Committees

PART 3

Board of National Shared Services Office

18. Membership and appointment of Board

19. Functions of Board

20. Membership of either House of Oireachtas or European Parliament

21. Conditions of office of members of Board

22. Vacancies

23. Disclosure of interests

24. Confidential information

25. Meetings

26. Committees of Board

PART 4

Transitional and Consequential Provisions

27. Transfer of staff to Office

28. Transfer of property to Office

29. Transfer of records to Office

30. Transfer of rights and liabilities to Office

31. Continuance of pending legal proceedings

32. Provisions consequent upon transfer of functions, assets and liabilities to Office

33. Preservation of contracts

PART 5

Miscellaneous

34. Amendment of Public Service Management Act 1997

35. Sharing of data

SCHEDULE 1

Public service body

SCHEDULE 2

Functions of a public service body that may be delegated to the Office


Acts Referred to

Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 and 2005

Carer’s Leave Act 2001 (No. 19)

Companies Act 2014 (No. 38)

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993 (No. 8)

Comptroller and Auditor General Acts 1866 to 1998

Data Protection Act 1988 (No. 25)

Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003

Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 (No. 22)

European Parliament Elections Act 1997 (No. 2)

Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (No. 20)

Parental Leave Acts 1998 and 2006

Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (No. 11)

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (No. 29)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (No. 45)

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 (No. 33)

Public Service Management Act 1997 (No. 27)

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2014

Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (No. 31)

Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2012

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2015


Number 26 of 2017


NATIONAL SHARED SERVICES OFFICE ACT 2017

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2018


An Act to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as the National Shared Services Office; to provide for the transfer to that body of certain functions of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform relating to the provision of certain services to public service bodies; to provide for the delegation to that body of certain functions of public service bodies relating to those services; to provide for the amendment of the Public Service Management Act 1997; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[26 th July, 2017]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: