The Office of Human Resources, which sits within the Cabinet Office, was established as a key part of Government’s transformation programme, bringing together the specialist human resources services, previously located within the Departments of Government along with those of a number of Boards and other bodies.
Our principal customers are the people who work across Government. We provide leadership for Government’s HR community and supply managers and individual job holders with a range of support, management information and advice services covering all aspects of employment.
At Government level the Office of Human Resources (OHR) provides key services to:
- the Council of Ministers – OHR advises the Council of Ministers on people strategy, the application of corporate employment policies and supporting management frameworks, and the monitoring of effectiveness on their behalf.
- the Public Services Commission – OHR acts as the agent of the Public Services Commission in the exercise of its statutory functions including the delivery of policies, interpretation of terms and conditions of service, effective people management and the management of staffing levels.
- Negotiating Forums – OHR provides research and support, and undertakes key advisory responsibilities on a wide range of issues to established public service negotiating bodies including the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for the Public Services Commission and joint negotiating bodies in various Departments with their own employment groups including the Departments’ of Education & Children, Health and Social Care, Home Affairs and Infrastructure.
In doing so the Office works closely with registered staff associations and trades unions.