Glasgow Housing suspends three IT staff

Three staff have been suspended from the troubled IT department at Glasgow Housing Association.

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Three staff have been suspended from the troubled IT department at Glasgow Housing Association.

The suspensions follow the resignation of head of IT Jackie Evans earlier this week, but the association, which runs more than 80,000 former Glasgow council homes, said the suspensions were not connected with her departure.

GHA is also wrestling with an £800,000 systems integration project that is running behind schedule and looks set to require more funds. The organisation’s board ordered a review of the Integrated Asset Management System (IAMS) IT project after concerns about its project management were raised by a contract employee.

IAMS aims to integrate the 15 different computer systems that GHA inherited from Glasgow city council when the housing stock was transferred. The systems are used to track and manage the buildings’ condition and a multi-million pound capital improvement programme.

A Glasgow Housing Association spokesperson said the suspensions were unrelated to the IAMS project but would not give any other details. “We can confirm that three people have been temporarily suspended. GHA will now follow our standard procedures in these matters,” she said.

Earlier this week, GHA said Evans’ resignation was also unrelated to problems with IAMS. Evans, who did not manage either the IAMS project or team, “chose to hand in her resignation for her own personal reasons”, the spokesperson said. “We were disappointed by her resignation, but are grateful for the contribution Jackie has made to GHA and wish her well for the future.”

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