The Department has a culture and history of central provision of services – we have always provided payroll and accounting services to other Departments and offices and a central pension payment service. The Department has 70 staff, based in Tullamore, providing a range of accounting, banking and payroll services to Government Departments and Offices. On an agency basis, we make wage/salary payments to 3,000 employees of 15 clients in central government and State agencies, and pension payments to 28,000 ex civil/public servants and office holders. We provide the full suite of accounting and financial management and control services to five Votes, and certain accounting services to three other Votes.