Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

Board of Public Appointments Service.


36.—(1) There is established a board of the Public Appointments Service, in this Act referred to as the “Board” which consists of—

( a) a chairperson,

( b) the Chief Executive of the Service, and

( c) 7 ordinary members.

(2) The chairperson and the ordinary members of the Board shall be appointed by the Minister in consultation with the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Minister for Health and Children and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

(3) The Board has the following functions:

( a) to represent the interests of the public service and ensure that all appropriate service standards are being achieved;

( b) to consider and approve plans and strategic objectives put forward by the Chief Executive of the Service;

( c) to monitor and advise the Public Appointments Service in the performance of its functions;

( d) to ensure that appropriate review procedures are developed and implemented by the Public Appointments Service in relation to recruitment and promotion competitions, having regard to any relevant codes of practice issued by the Commission;

( e) to publish the annual report of the Public Appointments Service;

( f) where relevant, to give effect to the exercise of a ministerial function to which section 58 relates or to which that section refers;

( g) to give directions to the Chief Executive of the Service in respect of functions of the Public Appointments Service which it regards as necessary.

(4) Subject to this Act, the Board shall determine its own procedures.