Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Ceisteanna (179)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

179. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he expects to publish and introduce the Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50532/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

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.