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Human Resources and People Development

Functions of the Human Resources and People Development

The office of Human Resources and People Development is responsible for the recruitment, training, development and the management of Garda members and Garda staff.  The office is headed up by an Executive Director and consists of the following sections: 

Garda HR Directorate, Athlumney House, Navan.

Garda HR&PD Section, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park,

Garda Internal Affairs,  Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park

Garda Occupational Health Department, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park,

Garda Professional Standards Unit, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park,

Garda Training College, Templemore, Co Tipperary.

Garda HR Directorate

The Directorate is responsible for most of the administrative and transactional HR functions for all garda members and civilian staff.  Among the HR functions administered by the Directorate are the external recruitment of staff, pay and pensions; sick absence, annual leave and family friendly schemes (maternity, parental, adoptive, carers leave etc), personnel records, administration and statistics.  The following records held by the directorate will be made available directly or information in how to access them will be given.

Pay & Pensions Section (Garda and Civilian)

  • Retirement/Departure statistics (by rank/grade, by year, departure type for civilian staff and Garda members).

 Quarterly Statistics

Civilian Retirement Statistics 3rd Quarter 2016 departures civilian staff

 

2016 July August  September Total
Compulsory 1 2 1 4
Age 0 2 1 3
Ill Health 0 0 1 1
Death in Service 0 0 0 0
Resignation 4 1 2 7
CNER 1 2 1 4
Totals 6 7 6 19

 
Garda Retirement Statistics 3rd Quarter 2016 Stats Sworn Members

 

 

 

 

2016 RETIREMENTS

 

 

 

2016

Vol. Retire

Compul

Retire

 

Medical

Discharge

Dismiss on Prob

 

Resign

 

Dismissal

 

Death*

 

CNER

Dismiss

CNER

 

Total

January

13

3

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

18

February

8

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

March

20

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

0

25

April

28

2

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

32

May

22

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

23

June

23

2

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

29

July

25

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

28

August

14

2

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

19

September

18

1

1

0

5

0

1

0

0

26

October

13

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

184

15

7

0

19

0

3

1

0

229



 

2016

 

Comm

Deputy

Comm

Assistant

Comm

Chief

Super

 

Super

 

Inspector

 

Sgt

 

Garda

 

Total

January

0

0

0

2

0

0

3

13

18

February

0

0

0

0

1

0

3

9

13

March

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

19

25

April

0

0

1

0

1

4

5

21

32

May

0

0

0

0

0

3

8

12

23

June

0

0

0

1

0

1

6

21

29

July

0

0

0

0

0

2

10

16

28

August

0

0

0

0

0

2

3

14

19

September

0

0

0

2

2

0

9

13

26

October

0

0

1

0

2

1

3

9

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

0

0

2

5

6

13

56

147

229

 

*CNER – Cost Neutral Early Retirement Scheme 

  • Civilian pay-scales

These circulars are now available on www.circulars.gov.ie

http://circulars.gov.ie/pdf/circular/per/2014/02.pdf  

http://circulars.gov.ie/pdf/circular/per/2013/08.pdf  

http://circulars.gov.ie/pdf/circular/finance/2009/28.pdf 

Civilian Pensions related Circulars & Superannuation Handbooks

http://www.cspensions.gov.ie/superAnnHBs.asp

Superannuation Handbook and Guidance Notes: Established Civil Service Scheme – Updated December 06

http://www.cspensions.gov.ie/SuperannuationHandbookandGuidanceDec20061.pdf

Superannuation Handbook and Guidance Notes: Non-Established State Employees Scheme – Updated December 07

http://www.cspensions.gov.ie/SuperannuationHandbookNonEstablishedDecember%2007.pdf

Circular 19/2012 – Commencement of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme

http://circulars.gov.ie/pdf/circular/per/2012/19.pdf

These circulars are available on www.circulars.gov.ie

Circular 11/2012 - Public Service Pension Reform: revised ill-health and death in service arrangements for part-time public servants.

Circular 12/2009 Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement

  • Re:Circular 12/2009: Q&A for the Civil Service
  • Re:Circular 12/2009: Clarification in relation to the payment of the balance of the 90% lump sum at normal preserved pension age under the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement

Circular 10/2008: Public Service Pension Reform: Revised method of reckoning variable pensionable allowances for pension purposes - June 08

Circular 33/2007: Civil Service Superannuation Arrangements - Oct 07

Circular 4/2006: Purchase of Notional Service for Superannuation Purposes by Established and Non Established Civil Servants - June 06

Circular 3/2006: Civil Service Pension Schemes - Extension of time limit for option for access outlined in Circular 20/2005, and clarification of revised pension arrangements for part-time service - April 06

Circular 20/2005 – Public Service Pension Reform: Revised arrangements for part-time public servants - July 05

Circular 19/2005 - Public Service Pension Reform: Revised method of calculation of pension entitlement for public servants whose pensions are integrated with social welfare benefits - July 05

Circular 10/2005 - Public Service Pension Reform: Introduction of cost neutral early retirement - April 05

Circular 9/2005 - Public Service Pension Reform: Revised rate of compound interest for use in the calculation of refunds to the Exchequer - April 05

Circular 8/2005: Public Service Pension Reform: New scheme for the award of professional, technical and specialist added years to certain new entrant staff of the Civil and Public Service. - April 05

An Garda Síochána Superannuation Scheme

S.I. No. 63/1925 - The Garda Síochána Pensions Order

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1925/en/si/0063.html#zzsi63y1925

S.I. No. 32/1933 Garda Síochána (Pensions) Act, 1933

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1933/en/act/pub/0032/print.html

S.I. No. 41/1947 GARDA SIOCHANA (PENSIONS) ACT, 1947

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1947/en/act/pub/0041/

S.I. No. 410/1951 - Garda Síochána Pensions Order, 1951

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1951/en/si/0410.html

S.I. No. 199/1981 - Garda Síochána Pensions Order, 1981

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1981/en/si/0199.html  

  • Individual Pension files can be made available to individual staff members to view.

HR Administration Section

  • Statistics in relation to all Family Friendly Schemes – breakdown by rank/grade.

The following is a breakdown of the statistics for family friendly initiatives to 30/09/15 for sworn members of An Garda Siochana.

Parental Leave to 30/09/15

 

No. of Applicants

Garda

306

Sergeant

27

Inspector

1

Total

334

Worksharing to 30/09/15

 

No W/S on 30/09/15

Garda

77

Sergeant

7

Total

84

Career Breaks to 30/09/15

  

 

No. on C/B at 30/09/15

Garda

13

 

Incentivised Career Break at 30/09/15

 

 

Currently on ICB

Garda

181

Sergeant

6

Total

187

 

Shorter Working Year to 30/09/15

 

 

Staff availing of SWY yr to date

No of weeks taken yr to date

Garda

77

470

Sergeant

9

70

Inspector

1

6

Total

87

546

 

Carers Leave to 30/09/15

 

 

No currently on Carer’s Leave

Garda

3

Sergeant

0

Total

3

 

Maternity Leave to 30/09/15

 

 

On Mat Leave at 30/09/15

Availed of Mat Leave Yr to date

Garda

112

297

Sergeant

5

13

Inspector

0

1

Total

117

311

 

Unpaid Mat Leave to 30/09/15

 

 

On Unpaid Mat at 30/09/15

Availed of Unpaid Mat Yr to date

Garda

29

115

Sergeant

3

4

Total

32

119

 

The following is a breakdown of the statistics for family friendly initiatives 2015 to the 30th September for civilian staff of An Garda Síochána.

Parental Leave        

 

Grade

No of Applicants

TCO

1

CO

156

SO

12

EO

13

HEO

10

Teacher

1

Total

193

Work Sharing

  

Grade

Staff W/S on 30th Sept

Driver

1

Cleaner

1

TCO

1

CO

293

SO

27

EO

9

Teacher

2

Nurse

1

HEO

3

AP

1

Total

339

Career Break

 

Grade 

No. on Career Break at 30th Sept

CO

33

SO

1

EO

3

HEO

1

Total

38

Shorter Working Year Scheme 

 

Grade

Staff availing of SWY

in 2015 to the 30th Sept

No. of Weeks

Cleaner

16

88

Services Attendant

2

8

Traffic Warden

5

56

CO

221

1216

SO

30

145

EO

14

48

HEO

7

36

Teacher

3

20

AP

2

4

Total

300

1621

 

Maternity Leave

 

Grade

Staff who availed of Maternity leave during 2015

Staff on Maternity Leave at 30th  September

Cleaner

 

1

CO

47

22

SO

4

1

EO

3

1

HEO

2

 

Teacher

1

1

Total

57

26

 

  • Unpaid Maternity Leave

 

Grade

Staff who availed of Unpaid Maternity leave during 2015

Staff on Unpaid Maternity Leave at 30th  September

CO

27

9

HEO

2

 

  

Carer’s Leave

 

Grade

Staff on Carer’s Leave at 30th  September

CO

7

 

+ Policy documents pertaining to all Family Friendly Schemes – including Circulars, HQ Directives, Office Notices etc.

The following circulars are available on www.circulars.gov.ie

Circular 22/2009 - Bereavement Leave in the Civil Service

Circular 4/2013 - Career Break Scheme in the Civil Service

Circular 20/2008 - Parental Leave in the Civil Service

Circular 14/2009 – Shorter Working Year Scheme

Circular 31/2001 - Civil Service Worksharing Scheme

Circular 11/2013 - Revision of Working Hours and Flexible Working Arrangements for Civil Servants

Circular 12/2013 - Amendment to the Civil Service Worksharing Scheme

Circular 27/2003 - Annual Leave

Circular 05/2010 - Force Majeure and Other Urgent Family Reasons Leave

Circular 30/06: Adoptive Leave Act 2005

Circular 7/1982 - Special leave with pay on marriage

Circular 20/2008: Parental Leave in the Civil Service

Circular 9/1987 - Increments

Circular 16/1999 Special Corrective Appliances required for work with display screen equipment and visual display units

The following legislation is available on www.irishstatutebook.ie

Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997

Parental Leave Act, 1998

Parental Leave (Amendment) Act, 2006

Maternity Protection Act, 1994

Adoptive Leave Act, 2005

Scott Medal Awards.

 A list of Scott Medal Awardees is available on www.garda.ie link to relevant page on websit

Sick Leave Section

  • All Sick Leave files/records will be releasable outside of FOI to the individual they relate to only.  

Sick Leave Statistics 2015 Civilian and Garda.

Personnel files for Garda and Civilian members will be made available to each individual upon request. This includes all their records relating to civilian staff and their positions on transfer lists or seniority lists if requested.  

Relevant links to the DPER’s website
http://hr.per.gov.ie/sick-leave/

Including the Public Service Sick Leave Regulations, Circulars, FAQs, Critical Illness Protocol Forms etc are listed below –

Competitions Support Unit

  • We will make available to individual staff members all information in relation to his/her interview on request, as appropriate.

Resource Management

+  Garda year end staffing figures for 2011 - 2015 are now available here.
 Please note this statistical information was not supplied by this Directorate and therefore we cannot update same.

 

Resource Management Civilians 3rd Quarter 2016

Civilians - 3rd Quarter - 30/09/2016 Totals   Industrial  Staff   
Sligo/ Leitrim 23.762   2.86  
Donegal 29.1   2.65  
Cavan/ Monaghan 35.893   2.2  
Louth 22.631   1.76  
Wexford 27.331   3.21  
Waterford 26.531   0.34  
Carlow/Kilkenny 29.8   2.05  
Tipperary 34   5.05  
Meath 25.8   2.25  
Kildare 26.331   1.03  
Laois / Offaly 20.5   2.7  
Westmeath 20.462   0.92  
Wicklow 22.6   4.3  
Cork City 55.4   0.44  
Cork North 25.9   2.35  
Cork West 21.562   3.26  
Kerry 31.693   2.32  
Limerick 49.793   7.18  
Galway 43.593   2.11  
Clare 30.324   1.75  
Mayo 32.793   2.94  
Roscommon / Longford 24.531   1.05  
Garda College 46.086   50.4  
GFPO  59.3   2  
GCVU  153.655   1  
GISC (Castlebar) 182.8   2  
Civilian HR Navan 50.193   2  
DMR South 30.422   5  
DMR South Central 27.6   13.661  
DMR North 39.086   9.85  
DMR North Central 36.2   20.68  
DMR East 21.093   7.292  
DMR West 45.162   10.8  
NSS  32.931      
Harcourt Square 50.162      
Dublin Castle 19.5      
GNIB  17.1      
Summons Office, Capel Street 1.5      
OSCAM, Capel Street 3      
Housing, Capel Street 6.531      
Internal Audit Unit 5      
Garda HQ, Phoenix Park 262.293   70.287  
Totals 1749.944   249.69 1999.634


Resource Management Stats Reserve Members – 30th September 2016

Reserve Gardaí @ 30/09/2016
Station Total
DMR South Central 51
DMR North Central 45
DMR North 52
DMR East 16
DMR South 31
DMR West 35
Waterford 26
Wexford 25
Tipperary 24
Kilkenny/Carlow 27
Cork City 53
Cork North 17
Cork West 13
Kerry 25
Limerick 42
Donegal 22
Cavan/Monaghan 14
Sligo/Leitrim 24
Louth 33
Clare 7
Mayo  25
Galway 36
Roscommon/Longford 11
Westmeath 14
Meath 22
Kildare 23
Laois/Offaly 22
Wicklow 21
Total 756

+
Personnel files for Garda and Civilian members will be made available to each individual upon request. This includes all their records relating to civilian staff and their positions on transfer lists or seniority lists if requested.      
        
Appointments Office

We will make available to all recruits on request from the individual.
  • A copy of their application form
  • A copy of their medical report
  • A copy of their PCT results
  • Emails sent to or from the applicant
  • Copies of any correspondence issued to them from the appointments office  

Bullying and Harassment/Grievance files

Any person who invokes the Bullying & Harassment/Grievances Policy/Procedures is entitled to information relating to them only. A copy of the complaint can be requested by complainant and person complained of only.
 

> All Circulars/Directives relating to these processes will be made available.

Civilian Members

 

                  

Dignity at Work – An Anti-Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy for the Irish Civil Service      

          Circular 11/2001 – Revised Grievance Procedures

 

Doctor Payment Scheme 

Doctors who are subject to this scheme are entitled to information relating to the costs incurred by them.  Any circulars relating to the scheme are published on the DPER website.

IR issues

  • We will publish all general agreements e.g. Croke park, Haddington Road.

Circular 08/2010: Redeployment Scheme setting out arrangements to apply in the Civil Service and between the Civil Service and Non-Commercial State Sponsored Bodies (NCSSBs) as set out in the Public Service Agreement 2010-14 (the Croke Park Agreement)

Circular 13/2014: Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 … 2016 (Haddington Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013 - Application of sections 2.24 and 2.25 of the Haddington Road Agreement to all Staff other than Teachers and SNAs employed by ETBs

Disability Liaison Officer

  • In 2014, 66 (2.747%) civilian staff members declared that they have a disability.  
  • In 2014 - One Ergonomically Tailored Chair was purchased to accommodate a civilian staff member in the workplace.

Discipline

While the best care has been taken to include all the relevant circulars, there may be additional circulars available on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform website.

Garda HR & PD

Garda HR & PD is the lead section for policy development and strategic HR.  It is responsible for internal competitions, industrial relations, equality & diversity, overseas deployment, resource deployment and transfers, Garda Reserve, health & Safety and the employee assistance service.   It will make the following records available on the Garda website: 

  • Health& Safety System Manual
  • Commissioner’s Occupational Health& Safety Policy Statement
  • MOU between An Garda Síochána and Health & Safety Authority
  • Occupational Injury Statistics for 2014
  • Hearing Conservation Programme
  • The Statutory instrument governing the Promotions S.I. 485/2006 – Garda Síochána (Promotion) Regulations 2006.
  • Code of Practice, Appointment to positions in the Civil Service and the Public Service by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (link to www.cpsa.ie)

Garda Professional Standards Unit

The Garda Professional Standards Unit (GPSU) was established in accordance with Section 24 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005.  The function of the Unit as set out in the Act is to:

(a)   Examine and review, as directed by the Commissioner, the operational, administrative and management performance of the Garda Síochána at all levels.

(b)   Propose measures to the Commissioner to improve that performance, and

(c)    Promote the highest standards of practice, as measured by reference to the best standards of comparable police services, in operational, administrative and management matters relating to the Garda Síochána.

The role of GPSU’s examination and review process is an element of corporate governance in An Garda Síochána through inspection and oversight.  The Unit also promotes organisational awareness of issues, more streamlined and effective processes, greater efficiencies and enhances the professionalism of An Garda Síochána.

There is a requirement on the Garda Commissioner to submit an annual report by 31st March each year to the Minister for Justice and Law Reform on the activities of the GPSU.  The annual report will be forwarded to the new Policing Authority when it is established. This report will be published on the Garda Website.