The resource monitoring

The resource monitoring tool strengthens proactivity in the crime prevention chain

The monitoring of official resources in combating the shadow economy and economic crime has moved on to a new era. The new resource monitoring tool significantly increases transparency of the key operational resources used in combating the shadow economy and economic crime, and the results they have achieved, as data will be published on the Grey Economy and Economic Crime website.

The resource monitoring tool helps quickly create an overview of firmly interconnected resources of different authorities, their development and any deficiencies in them. The presentation method is based on a chain approach to official resources and their interdependencies. Any resources increased by an authority or a significant deficiency in resources may present significant challenges to other authorities. In the future, the resource monitoring tool helps produce data-based estimates of the impact any increases or decreases in resources will most likely have on the workloads of other authorities.

The front page of resource monitoring shows an overview

The front page of the resource monitoring tool presents key data related to the crime process as three-year monitoring data obtained from seven different authorities. The three-year data will be supplemented in stages. On the front page, more detailed data are also available under each authority. Detailed data will also include historical data from previous years.

The front page shows the annual work units allocated by various authorities to combating the shadow economy and economic crime, as well as realised AWUs. In addition, the tool shows the work carried out by these resources in the crime process and the backlog, meaning work not yet carried out by each authority. For the Finnish Tax Administration and the Regional State Administrative Agencies, the tool also shows data about real-time cases investigated together with the pre-trial investigation authority. Resource monitoring creates an overview of the process, the flow of cases and any bottlenecks.

Unit-specific data offer a regional overview

Uses can dig a little deeper into various authorities’ data on the front page. Based on the data given, it is possible to see the ratio between existing resources and the authority’s current workloads. In addition, employees’ work pressures per unit are presented statistically. The tool helps compare relationships between different units. This statistical presentation method also hints at the equal fulfilment of the regional service principle.

Detailed data also provide information about the administrative monitoring work of the supervisory authorities, which has previously remained hidden. The authorities’ administrative monitoring work is significant in preventing misuse, and it also produces material for economic crime prevention. Detailed data about certain authorities also present the number of employees with less than two years of experience in annual work units. Experience, which naturally also correlates with competence, is known to have a significant impact on combating the shadow economy and economic crime.

Data in the resource monitoring tool will be updated three times a year. The monitoring periods follow the reporting periods of the Action Plan against the Shadow Economy and Economic Crime (2020–2023). This means that data for April, August and December will be updated at the beginning of the following month. Resource monitoring data are also reported to the executive group on combating economic crime and the steering group for combating the shadow economy.

In the future, other authorities combating the shadow economy can also be linked to the resource monitoring tool. The door is open.

Page last updated 3/2/2023