- About the Department
- Our Departmental Aim and Objective
- Organisation structure
- DFP Values
- Section 75 Equality
- Media releases
DFP is one of 12 Northern Ireland Departments created in December 1999 as part of the Northern Ireland Executive by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.
- The overall aim of the Department is “to help the Executive secure the most appropriate and effective use of resources and services for the benefit of the community”.
- In pursuing this aim, the key objective of the Department is to deliver quality, cost effective and efficient public services and administration in the department’s areas of executive responsibility.
DFP is managed by the Departmental Board, which is chaired by the Permanent Secretary. The Board comprises twelve executive members and two Independent Board Members. The Department is comprised of seven Directorates, one Agency (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) and the Departmental Solicitor's Office and employs some 3,400 people.
Full details about the Department's objectives, targets and structure can be found in the DFP Corporate Plan 2012-15 incorporating the Operational Plan for 2012-13 which is available on the Publication Scheme.
To make the DFP Values easy to remember we use the acronym “CLEAR” (PDF 167KB)
|Customer||Focused on service|
|Leadership||strong with clear direction|
|Ethical||honest, fair equal|
|Accountable||to citizens & their representatives|
|Results||working to deliver best value|
“Our Values and what they mean to me!” (PDF 211KB) sets out some of the behaviours DFP staff are expected to demonstrate to ensure our Values are CLEAR to each person working in the Department, to each customer who uses our services and to each citizen who comes in contact with us.
Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (the Act) requires public authorities, in carrying out their functions relating to Northern Ireland, to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity and regard to the desirability of promoting good relations across a range of categories outlined in the Act.
In its equality scheme, the Department of Finance and Personnel and its Agencies sets out how it proposes to fulfil the Section 75 statutory duties.