Scottish Public Pensions Agency: Update on management of PS project
Caroline Gardner, the Auditor General for Scotland, said: "The public sector is under pressure and we are seeing more instances of bodies embarking on IT projects without the necessary staff and assurance arrangements in place to manage them properly.
"In this instance, I found no evidence of a clear business case for a new integrated system, which was pursued at a time when the SPPA was going through significant change. The result was a project that failed to provide value for money and has considerably set back the SPPA's planning."
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Oral Evidence session 5 September 2019
The Committee took evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland, Stephen Boyle, Audit Director and Tom Reid, Senior Audit Manager, Audit Services, Audit Scotland.
Please read the Official Report here.
Papers for the meeting 5 September 2019
Minutes from the meeting 5 September 2019
Oral evidence session 26 September 2019
The Committee took evidence from Penelope Cooper, Chief Executive and Helen Mackenzie, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, Scottish Public Pensions Agency; and
Lesley Fraser, Director-General for Organisational Development and Operations, Gordon Wales, Chief Financial Officer, Colin Cook, Director Digital, Scottish Government; followed by
The Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.
Please read the Official Report for 26 September 2019
Meeting papers for 26 September 2019
Minutes for 26 September 2019.
Meeting correspondence and follow-up
Letter from Interim Director-General Organisational Development and Operations, Scottish Government, 4 October 2019 (436KB pdf)
Oral evidence session 5 December 2019
The Committee took evidence from Leslie Evans, the Permanent Secretary; Alyson Stafford, Director-General Scottish Exchequer; Gordon Wales, Chief Financial Officer and Colin Cook, Director Digital, Scottish Government.
Followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.
Please read the Official Report of 5 December 2019
Meeting papers for 5 December 2019
Minutes of 5 December 2019
The Committee agreed at its meeting on 12 November 2020 to close its scrutiny of the report.