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# Civil Servants

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# Backlash
Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets
MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.
# PSC
Civil servants plotting mobile phone 'facial recognition' to boost sign-ups for controversial MyGovId platform
You need a PSC to get a MyGovId, and senior civil servants have looking at expanding the services available on it.
# decentralisation once again
On the cards again? Donohoe to consider decentralisation for civil servants
Decentralisation was previously brought in by former Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy in 2003.
# Passport Office
Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times
The Department of Foreign Affairs was unwilling to make it a requirement.
# Strike
Labour Court to hold talks this afternoon between unions and government as nurses strike looms
Minister Paschal Donohoe issued a warning earlier today over reaching a pay deal with nurses.
# Cost of Living
Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin
The majority of requests from clerical officers, who are on the lower end of the civil service pay scale.
# wage packet
TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today
The pay boost comes under the Public Service Stability Agreement which aims to restore public servant wages.
# beyond 65
Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean?
Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.
# Your Say
Poll: What age would you like to retire at?
The mandatory retirement age for civil servants is to rise from 65 to 70 under new measures.
# political pressure
Civil servants 'should not be scapegoated' or 'be subjected to a witch hunt', says union
The statement from the AHCPS comes after a week of criticism of civil servants in the Department of Justice.
# pay restoration
Paschal Donohoe is gearing up for a 'very demanding' public sector pay showdown
The Public Service Pay Commission will soon deliver its report.
# restoration
Civil servants' union wants a €1.4 billion pay restoration
Geraghty said that he didn’t want the issue to be a public sector versus private sector divide, but said that their demands were “reasonable”.
# Money In The Bank
'Not an April Fools' joke': First tranche of TDs' pay boost kicks in today
The basic salary of a TD had been cut from 92,672 to €87,358 under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement.
# Word processing problems
The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy
One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.
# Civil Servants
The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year
The figures were released to Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty.
# Your Say
Poll: Should public servants' sick leave be capped further?
Public sector workers’ average number of sick days each year is twice that of the private sector according to figures released by the government.
# Public Servants
The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it
It looks likely the agreement will be accepted though some workers are not at all satisfied with it.
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK
Here's exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year
Hitting the gym, Oireachtas Committee meetings and learning languages were all on the agenda.
# Department of Fitness
Civil servants are going to get new keep fit plans at work
The public sector employs 288,561 people in Ireland, around 15% of the workforce.
# Cheque Cashing
Civil servants union wants an extra four and a half days holidays
“The private sector people are looking at it with their jaws dropped.”
# State of the Nation
Public servants could be in for €800 windfall
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Satisfaction
Irish people say what they really think about civil servants
There seems to be a disparity between people’s experiences and what they feel.
# Speaking out
The vast majority of staff in Enda Kenny's office are proud to work there
That’s according to a new survey that was carried out last year.
# work it out
Indian government worker sacked after pulling a 24-year-long sickie
The civil servant took leave from work in 1990 and never came back.
Voices
Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model
So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.
Voices
Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money
The only effective public sector reform is privatisation.
# Reforms
New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job
While staff in the civil service who do well will be recognised – but not with bonuses.
# Public Servants
Labour Court rules in unions' favour over Injuries Board outsourcing
Unions said the transfer of work had been made without consultation with unions. The board said it has been outsourcing for years.
# sound
This pub is offering free drinks to civil servants experiencing wage delays
Nice one.
# MacGill
Top civil servant: Public sector workers who don't perform should 'of course' be sacked
Senior civil servant Robert Watt called for a debate on making it easier to sack public sector workers at the MacGill Summer School yesterday.
# solid advice
The ten commandments for a better civil service
If they were good enough for Moses…
# Money Back
Senior civil servants want their pay cuts reversed, and they've made it their union's "primary goal"
As part of the three-year Haddington Road Agreement, salaries above €65,000 that were cut were due to be restored when it expired.
# Your Say
Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed?
Unions are calling for pay rises ahead of tax cuts for the general public.
# Have a break
There are 359 departmental staff currently on career breaks
And 63 have been on breaks for over five years.
# An dtuigeann tu gaeilge?
Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group
The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.
# Pay Day
The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today
As are the country’s 292,000 civil servants who are experiencing the first effects of the Haddington Road Agreement in their pay cheques today.
# Public Pay
Another union votes in favour of Haddington Road deal
The Association of Higher and Civil Public Servants has voted 64 to 36 per cent to back the agreement.
# Public Sector Pay
UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal
The union says the new proposals don’t address its concerns about the broader economic effect of public pay cuts.
# Public Sector Pay
"This was a very difficult decision": INMO accepts Haddington Road deal
The INMO had rejected the Croke Park II pay deal but has said the new deal is the best available for its members