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Making the right decision on where to move to is critical in delivering a successful relocation project.
This page provides links to sources of information on regional characteristics. It also links to useful maps, and provides a summary of e-PIMS™, the Government"s central property database.
The Government Relocation City Data Box diagram (PDF, 105KB)
If you are looking for specific regional information, and you can"t see it here, e-mail us.
The electronic Property Information Mapping Service (e-PIMS™) developed by OGC covers all of the government's central civil property occupations. e-PIMS displays the precise location and outline of department's properties, holdings and occupations on computerised maps and allows users to access and amend their own core property details on-line over the GSI or the Internet for those bodies who do not have access to the GSI.
e-PIMS is now mandatory and departments and their sponsored bodies are required to record their property portfolios and commitments on e-PIMS.
The technology allows the parameters of each search to be tailored to meet the individual needs of the user.
e-PIMS supports Relocation by:
The application was designed initially to assist government departments in the procurement and management of workspace. An interface between e-PIMS and the Government"s Register of Surplus Public Sector Land has been developed with English Partnerships to deliver improved information about redundant and surplus land sites and there are plans to extend the system's capability to display other information founded on geographic locations, for example property performance and benchmarking data.
Human Resources Module
This facility, forms part of e-PIMS, and allows authorised users to record staff surpluses and planned recruitment. It also provides a sophisticated search facility to view details of staff surpluses or vacancies across government by region and at what responsibility level they occur.
The pilot based on the North West Region established a number of benefits:
Information about e-PIMS is listed under Better Asset Management.