My Department is subject to normal Civil and Public Service Governance practices and procedures across all areas of operations including Corporate Governance, Finance, Human Resources, and Procurement. Circulars and guidelines relating to corporate governance matters for Departments and Agencies are issued by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and published on https://circulars.gov.ie. These circulars generally provide guidance in the matters of pay, pensions, leave and other conditions of employment.
In this regard my Department takes the necessary steps and measures to implement the provisions of such circulars, as appropriate. It is standard practice that circulars are brought to the attention of staff and where relevant to the attention of the National Economic and Social Development Office which is the only body under my Department's aegis.