The primary purpose of Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Bill is to allow management decisions around serious disciplinary sanctions, up to and including dismissal, to be devolved in the civil service. The changes in the Act will enable the civil service to improve and modernise disciplinary and dismissal processes and bring them in line with good practice elsewhere.
The General Scheme of the Bill is published on my Department's website alongside the associated Regulatory Impact Analysis. The Deputy will find this information at the following link: https://hr.per.gov.ie/civil-service-regulation-amendment-bill-2018/.
Officials in my Department and in the Office of the Attorney General are working on the drafting of this Bill. When this drafting process is finalised I will seek Government approval to publish the Bill.