OFFICE OF CENTRAL SUPPORT SERVICES (OCSS)
Mr. Stephen Cutts
Mr. Stephen Cutts was appointed Assistant Secretary-General of OCSS in May 2013, bringing wide-ranging experience in international organizations focusing on delivering results and overseeing major reforms leading to improved effectiveness and efficiency. Mr. Cutts was the Executive Director of the Africa Initiative at INSEAD Business School. He held various progressively responsible positions in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and in the civil service of the United Kingdom. Born in 1964, Mr. Cutts holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from INSEAD and a first class honours degree in English literature and American studies from the University of Keele.
The Office of Central Support Services (OCSS) ensures continued efficient, effective and high-quality support for substantive programmes in the areas of procurement, office space management facilities operation, broad casting support and oversees property management.
Central support is also provided in the areas of travel and transportation, mail and pouch services, records management, commercial activities, and business continuity management.
In addition, OCSS is responsible for the United Nations Postal Administration and the United Nations Archieves. OCSS is headed by the Assistant-Secretary-General Mr. Stephen Cutts.
The Office of Central Support Services (OCSS) is a client focused service provider with the following objectives: ensure continued efficient, effective and high-quality support for substantive programmes in the areas of information technology, procurement, travel and transportation, facilities management, archives and record management and management of commercial activities; ensure efficient Secretariat support services for the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council and their subsidiary organs when they are in session and for the special conferences and meetings held under the auspices of the United Nations; facilitate, through the provision of information and documentation, the deliberations of the General Assembly and its relevant subsidiary organs on specific support service issues under their review; and, exercise its co-ordinating role in providing integrated and coordinated management policy and guidelines to locations outside of Headquarters in implementation of construction projects, in line with General Assembly resolution 52/220 of 20 December 1997. within the context of the Secretary-General’s management reforms, efforts to strengthen existing common and joint services among the United Nations organizations will continue.