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Administration and Planning Department

The Administration and Planning Department handles tasks related to the financial and general administration of the Ministry and its administrative sector, their planning and performance guidance, and draws up strategic reports.

The Administration and Planning Department

  • produces reports, impact assessments and planning and monitoring documents in support of decision-making
  • is responsible for preparation of the Budget and the Ministry's action plan
  • coordinates performance guidance in the Ministry's sector of administration
  • is responsible for payment transactions and accounting
  • coordinates R&D in the Ministry's administrative sector
  • develops gender equality policy and legislation, and is responsible for participation in the gender equality work within the EU, Council of Europe, the Nordic countries and UN
  • decides on issues related to the grants from the Slot Machine Association of Finland
  • handles personnel administration and development

The groups under the Department and their areas of responsibility

The Department consists of five groups and is headed by Director-General Raimo Ikonen. 

Planning and Development Group (SUKE)

  • supports and monitors the Ministry's decision-making by producing surveys, analyses and  reports
  • plans and promotes R&D&I in the administrative sector
  • handles matters related to the EU structural funds in regard to the Ministry
  • guides regional administration and coordinates performance guidance in the administrative sector
  • prepares matters related to the grants from the Slot Machine Association of Finland

Director Raija Volk

Finance Unit (TAY)

  • is responsible for financial and action planning in the administrative sector
  • is responsible for payment transactions and accounting
  • monitors the use of appropriations and handles other tasks related to account management
  • attends to tasks related to the system of central government transfers to local government and the municipal economy
  • coordinates and develops the travel administration
  • is in charge of the administrative duties related to distributing the profits from Finland’s Slot Machine Association (RAY)

Deputy Director General, Mikko Staff

Gender Equality Unit (TASY)

  • prepares gender equality policy and legislation 
  • promotes gender mainstreaming in state administration 
  • handles tasks related to the EU's gender equality law and policy, and international affairs

Director Tarja Heinilä-Hannikainen

Administrative Services Group (HALPA)

  • coordinates  projects to develop administration
  • is responsible for the Ministry's representation in various bodies
  • organises support services for the Ministry's management
  • is responsible for personnel administration and development

Director-General Jaana Koski

Information Management Unit (TIETO)

  • handles information management
  • coordinates information management and services in the administrative sector

Director of Information Management Tiina Pesonen