Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014

24.

Staff of Commission

24. (1) The Commission may, with the consent of the Minister given with the approval of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, appoint such and so many persons to be members of the staff of the Commission as it may determine.

(2) The terms and conditions of service of a member of the staff of the Commission and the grade at which he or she serves shall be such as may be determined by the Commission with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

(3) A member of staff of the Commission shall be a civil servant in the Civil Service of the State.

(4) The Commission shall be the appropriate authority (within the meaning of the Civil Service Commissioners Act 1956 and the Civil Service Regulation Acts 1956 to 2005) in relation to its officers.

(5) The Commission may, with the consent of the Minister, given with the approval of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, make arrangements with—

(a) a public body, or

(b) any other person, organisation, group or body, including a company or charitable body, for the engagement with the Commission on a temporary basis a person in the service of, or employed by, as the case may be, that public body or person, organisation, group or body referred to in paragraph (b) for such period of time and on such terms and conditions as may be agreed by the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

(6) A person who is engaged on a temporary basis with the Commission pursuant to subsection (5) shall be under the direction and control of the Commission during the period of temporary engagement.