DfE HR Business Partner updates

This section provides details of the work carried out by the DfE Business Partner and her team at NICS HR.

Contact Details

DfE's Business Partner is Lisa Morgan and her deputy is Janine Smyth:

The generic email is: NICS.HREconomy@finance-ni.gov.uk


Date Subject
22 July 2020 HR Business Partner Update - July 2020
30 March 2020 HR Business Partner Update - March 2020

Role of Business Partnering Team

The Business Partnering team’s main role is to provide strategic advice to managers and staff to enable the delivery of the Department’s business objectives. The Business Partners will also work collaboratively with senior management to deliver People Strategy objectives within each department.

NICS HR Contacts

DfE has dedicated Resourcing and Employee Relations teams who will provide advice on individual cases/vacancies and general policy advice. Many of the staff in the teams previously worked in DfE DHR and contact details are set out below:

Resourcing – Vacancy Management

Email: NICSHR.Resourcing@finance-ni.gov.uk

The Vacancy Management team manages all recruitment, including allocation from promotion lists, for the Department. This team should be contacted with routine queries relating to vacancies.

Employee Relations

Email: NICSHR.EmployeeRelations@finance-ni.gov.uk

he Employee Relations team is responsible for managing Inefficiency Sickness Attendance cases, Inefficiency (Performance Management) cases, Standards of Conduct issues, Disciplinary matters and Grievances. Employee Relations also offer advice on a wide range of HR policies.


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