TALLINN – With the transition of financial, human resources and payroll accounting services of the Ministry of Defense and the agencies subordinated to it to the State Shared Service Center from Jan. 1, the latter became the provider of said services to all 11 government ministries of Estonia.
Together with the services, the defense forces handed over to the State Shared Service Center 32 employees connected with the provision of the services, spokespeople for the State Shared Service Center said.
"The Ministry of Defense was the last ministry to transfer its accounting services to the center, and now the State Shared Service Center serves all 11 ministries complete with their areas of government," said Tarmo Leppoja, director general of the State Shared Service Center.
The secretary general of the Ministry of Defense, Kristjan Prikk, said that handing the accounting service over to the dedicated support service agency enables the ministry's area of government to focus more on its principal activity -- preparing for military national defense. The secretary general said that in-depth preparatory work done with the State Shared Service Center allows the ministry to be confident that they will be receiving a quality and secure service.
As at the beginning of 2020, the State Shared Service Center provided accounting services to 162 institutions of the state.