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Assignment of Responsibilities under the
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The National Shared Services Office (NSSO) is a statutory civil service office, established under the National Shared Services Office Act 2017 under the aegis of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

It is a Shared Services provider for HR, pensions, payroll and finance administration, serving Irish Government departments and public service bodies (PSBs). Staffed by civil servants, it applies the Government’s HR, pension, payroll and finance policies and procedures on behalf of its customers.

As part of its wider leadership role, the NSSO also provides guidance and support to other public service bodies in progressing their shared services commitments.

You can find out more about the NSSO on our website www.nsso.gov.ie .