Public Service Pay Policy
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has responsibility for the development and implementation of Government public service pay policy.
Currently the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No 2) Act of 2009 and the Public Service Agreement 2010-2014 (Croke Park Agreement) define current pay policy, within the context of meeting the requirements to reduce the overall public service paybill over 2011 in line with the commitments made in the Memorandum of Understanding with the EU/IMF.
Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No 2) Act, 2009
This Act provided for reductions in public service pay with effect from 1 January 2010. The rate of reduction varied by salary level but amounted to an average of around 6.5%.
The Act is available here.
Public Service Agreement 2010-2014 (Croke Park Agreement)
In 2010 the Croke Park Agreement covering the period 2010-2014 was reached with the Public Services Committee of ICTU as well as the representative Garda and Defence Force Associations (who may not be members of ICTU).
The Agreement is available here.
Exchequer Pay Bill
Details of the Estimated Exchequer Pay Bill are published in the Revised Estimates for Public Service 2011 which is available here.