Auckland Council’s information services department is being restructured.
Head of information services Mike Foley says as part of a transformation programme 53 roles will be disestablished, and 44 new roles created. In addition, 85 current roles will have a change of reporting line. There are currently eleven roles vacant.
“The IS department is undergoing a restructure, just as most organisations do over a period of time. Auckland Council is currently in the process of executing its transformation programme to consolidate the number of systems and services it delivers,” Foley says in an email to Computerworld.
“The restructure is part of a series of activities to improve the operating service delivery and support models that currently exist, and has done since November 1 2012. This is part of an evolution programme to realign management portfolios and accountabilities, improve operation delivery services and begin to move the IS team to an organisational model that can be benchmarked against its industry peers with an aim of being recognised as a 'world class' organisation.”
Foley says the council has been in consultation with the IS team in the past few months over the restructure, working with council executives and Public Service Association.
Auckland Council currently has 516 permanent staff (14 of which are part time) in the IT team and 63 fixed term contract staff of which three are part time.
The tolal number of Auckland Council staff is around 8000.