Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

Report to Minister.

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17.—(1) The Commission may carry out such assessment as it considers appropriate into recruitment practices of—

( a) any public service body, or

( b) any class of public service bodies,

to which section 5(d) relates, either generally or with regard to specific positions or a class of positions, and may make a report on the matter to the Minister.

(2) The Commission may make such recommendations as it considers appropriate in a report under this section, including any recommendation that an order be made under section 6(1) in respect of a specific position or a class of positions.

(3) Where—

( a) a report made to the Minister under this section contains a recommendation that an order be made under section 6(1) in respect of a specific position or a class of positions, and

( b) no such order has been made within 2 years of the Minister receiving the report,

then the Minister shall lay a report on the matter before each House of the Oireachtas within the next 10 days on which the House concerned has sat after the end of that period of 2 years.

(4) Subsection (3) shall not apply if, before the expiration of the period of 2 years, the Minister lays a copy of the report before each House of the Oireachtas together with a statement that he or she does not intend to make an order as recommended by the Commission.