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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3022..

Lower staffing costs in Finance and Human Resource Services is due to the timing of recruitment processes and ongoing implementation of process improvements required to meet identified savings targets.

(2) Yes. Shared Services Procurement charges ACT Government Directorates for the management of capital works projects based on 4% of total budgeted project costs. This 4% Capital Works Procurement charge was set by Treasury and is included in the Treasury guidelines for Capital Works Business cases. There are occasions where different ratios are negotiated.

(3) Refer to response (2).

(4) Timesheets are not maintained for the purpose of allocating actual staffing costs to capital works projects except when specifically agreed. The 4% Capital Works Procurement charge is to cover all project management costs incurred by Procurement including staff costs, and office overheads.

Chief Information Officer (Question No 2343)

Ms Hunter asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 8 May 2012 (redirected to the Chief Minister):

(1) Further to the transcript for Estimates Hearings on 30 May 2011, page 1452, and the response by the Head of Service and Director-General of the Chief Minister and Cabinet (CMCD) Directorate concerning the chief information officer, can the Treasurer provide an update of the work being undertaken by the Chief Information Officer, based within CMCD, including the integration of the knowledge management framework with the information, community technology strategic plan.

(2) What modelling has been undertaken by the Chief Information Officer in relation to the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the current approach to information technology across Government.

(3) Has the modelling referred to in part (2) identified cost savings that could be made by re-engineering the current approach to information technology across government; if so, what are those expected cost savings likely to be.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


I am pleased to provide an update on the work of the Government Information Office (which covers the role of a Chief Information Officer).

The Government Information Office was established in CMCD in June 2011.

Work completed includes:

* the release of the ICT Strategic Plan


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