Government’s vision is to better serve Nova Scotians by improving citizen services through the delivery of high quality, efficient and sustainable administrative and support services.
To this end, in April 2014, government introduced the Shared Services initiative. This work is guiding government’s efforts to share services across departments, select Crown corporations and the health sector.
It is focused on identifying savings and more consistent delivery of services in five key areas:
- Finance and payroll
- Human resource services
- Supply chain services/procurement
- Information and communications technology services
- Building infrastructure and asset management
Organizations involved in Shared Services include:
- All government departments
- Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Health Centre, Health Information Technology Services Nova Scotia
- Select Crown corporations (Halifax Waterfront Development Corporation, Nova Scotia Business Inc., Innovacorp, and Trade Centre Limited.)
Government is working with these organizations to develop and implement shared services initiatives. Implementation will be gradually phased in and each initiative is at various stages of development. In some cases, transition has already taken place while other services may take up to five years to complete.
- Read the September 2015 project update
- Read the December 2014 project update
- Read the Shared Services Act
- Read the announcement
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