The Senior Public Service (SPS) comprises all serving Civil Servants at Secretary General, Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Director.
The aim of the SPS is to strengthen public service management and leadership across the Civil Service initially, and ultimately the Public Service.
This will be achieved through provision of training and development opportunities for SPS members and removal of barriers to mobility across the public service in line with the commitments contained in the current Programme for Government. Over time, this will facilitate more effective redeployment of senior managers in pursuit of the priority tasks identified by Government. This will support the development of the collaborative culture needed to tackle the biggest cross-cutting social and economic challenges.
The SPS is overseen by the SPS Management Committee, comprising seven Secretaries General and chaired by the Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.