BACKGROUND : PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
BACKGROUND : TERMINATION SUPPORT
ICT Future Strategy
Challenges identified towards end of the Termination Support Contract.
Transfer of staff under Section 197 of the LRA
IT Future Strategic Direction
During Mid November 2013, DOL had a consultative meeting with SITA, National Treasury and The State Law Advisors to:
Map a way forward given the pending end date of the contract and other identified challenges.
Determine readiness of SITA to take on some current EOH ICT support services and their future role in the DOL ICT.
To map a way forward given the Court Process that was underway and to:
Clarify procurement process and any form of assistance that Treasury can provide
Key Agreements from the Consultative Meeting
DOL will have to make its own judgement on other internal matters
SITA was not ready to take over however advised on need enter into a short term and very tight contract with EOH.
That the DOL has a legal obligation to take over staff that were working on the DOL contract under the LRA Section 197 of the contract and this process needed to be completed.
That Treasury will support the DG’ s procurement for a very focussed New Contract with EOH.
That the Department of Labour will provide SITA with a list of external additional services to be procured once it has completed the staff transfer process and Services Gap Analysis
ICT EMERGENCY INTERVENTION
A Six Month agreement ending 31st May 2014 was negotiated and concluded with EOH with CCMA’ s assistance on the 29th November 2013 covering:
Completion of outstanding IT application by EOH without additional payment
Transfer of identified staff from EOH commencing from 1st December
Submission of receipts and other documentation and Payment of outstanding debts
Additional services to be rendered by EOH post transfer of staff
CURRENT STATUS -OPERATING FRAMEWORK
CURRENT STATUS -GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK
FINANCING THE ICT STRATEGY
During the 2012/13 ENE processes, the DoL unbundled the ICT allocation from that of an operational lease to cater for the transfer of staff.
Allocations of R30m were therefore reflected in respect of Compensation of Employees, and Goods and Services to cater for these expenses.
During the 2014/15 allocation process however, the allocations made by the DoL through the unbundling exercise were removed from the budget due to the fact that the positions created to absorb staff in terms of LRA S197 remained vacant.
FINANCING THE ICT STRATEGY
An allocation has been provided for the 2016/17 financial year to cater for this.
The DoL has however absorbed the staff as from 1 December 2013.
This matter has been brought to the attention of the National Treasury, but has not yet been finalised.
An amount of R100m becomes available in 2016/17, but does not address the current requirement.