Statistical usage of our own administrative or management sources
The only management information owned by the Office for National Statistics that feeds into statistical products is the personnel information held on the Atlas System.
The main administrative purpose of this system is to hold Office for National Statistics information on financials, HR (including the field force), procurement and expenses.
Various feeds of information go into Atlas; these include:
Field Information Management System (FIMS), and
Cost & Time System (CATS)
Reports from this system include:
COINS return to Treasury (Financial) - monthly
Cabinet Office sick return - quarterly.
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Public Sector Benchmarking - annual
Treasury Benchmarking of back office functions - annual
Quarterly Public Sector Employment (QPSE) - quarterly
Senior Civil Service (SCS) survey - biannual
Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (ACSES) - annual
Statistical usage of other organisations' administrative or management sources
Administrative data lists the data used by ONS in compiling statistical outputs. It is under constant review as the use of such sources change over time.
Please see the download section for a list of administrative data sources used by ONS.
Further quality information on administrative data used by ONS outputs can be found in the relevant Quality and Methodology Information (QMI) documents.
The QMIs include information on quality audits and on procedures for taking account of the implications for official statistics when changes to administrative systems are contemplated.