Useful Information

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Assistant Secretary Competencies October 2013 – Irish Civil Service Competency Model for Assistant Secretaries which was updated following a joint review by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (D/PER) and the Public Appointments Service (PAS). – This website gives a useful insight into Assignments of Responsibilities under the Public Service Management Act 1997.

Public Sector Trends 2016 – This report examines trends in public sector development and is the seventh in the annual series. The intention is to help inform the debate on Ireland’s public sector and public administration, and its role in Irish society.

Publications – Includes the SPS Leadership Development Strategy and Programme for Government

Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) – The Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) was established in 1984. The Committee’s function is to recommend candidates to Ministers and Government for the most senior positions in the Civil Service – at Assistant Secretary level and upwards. By carrying out this function in an independent manner and by making its decisions strictly on the basis of the relative merit of the candidates for the positions concerned, TLAC aims to strengthen the management structure of the Civil Service, and to provide a means by which the best candidates can aspire to fulfilling their potential.