Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005

PART 3

STAFF OF THE HOUSES OF THE OIREACHTAS COMMISSION

Amendment of section 20 of Staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Act 1959.

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16.The Staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Act 1959 is amended by the substitution of the following for section 20:

“Tenure of office of staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission.

20.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 5(1) of the Regulation Act, where the Government so authorises, the powers and functions of the Government under section 5(1) may as respects an established civil servant be exercised—

( a) in the case of a person who holds the office of Clerk or Clerk-Assistant of Dáil Éireann, by the Taoiseach on the recommendation of the Chairman of Dáil Éireann, following consultation by that Chairman with the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission;

( b) in the case of a person who holds the office of Clerk or Clerk-Assistant of Seanad Éireann by the Taoiseach on the recommendation of the Chairman of Seanad Éireann following consultation by that Chairman with the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission;

( c) in the case of a person who holds the office of Superintendent, Houses of the Oireachtas, or Captain of the Guard, Houses of the Oireachtas, by the Taoiseach following consultation with the Chairman of Dáil Éireann, the Chairman of Seanad Éireann and the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission;

( d) in the case of a person who is a member of the staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission who is of the grade of Principal or of an equivalent or superior grade and to whom paragraphs ( a) to ( c) do not apply, by the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission following a recommendation to that effect given by the Secretary General of the Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas;

and

( e) in the case of a person who is a member of the staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission who is below the grade of Principal or of an equivalent grade and to whom paragraphs ( a) to ( c) do not apply, by the Secretary General of the Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas.

(2) A reference in this section to ‘the grade of principal or of an equivalent or superior grade’ shall be construed as a reference to the general service grade of principal or a position or office in respect of which the maximum salary is not less than the maximum salary of a general service grade principal.”.