Civil service reform plans to be revealed this week

Civil service reform plans to be revealed this week

Plans to reform Ireland's civil service are due to be unveiled later this week.

It will outline proposals to overhaul performance grading, and bring top level workers under the scheme for the first time.

However, the Irish Times is reporting that proposals for the appointment of a head of the Civil Service will be rejected by the government.

The plans set to be announced by the Government will overhaul how the performance of all 36,000 workers in the Civil Service is graded.

One of the proposals in the 3-year reform plan would see the Taoiseach chair an 'accountability board' to 'challenge' senior management performance.

Also on the agenda is a ban on performance-related payments, which were phased out at the start of the financial crisis.

According to The Irish Times, an independent panel recommended a new 'Head of the Civil Service', however this will not be included in the plans announced by Minister Brendan Howlin later this week.


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