Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

Delegation to Public Appointments Service.


46.—(1) An office holder to whom a licence has been granted may delegate the task of recruitment, or any part of it, which is to be carried out under the licence, to the Public Appointments Service and may so delegate generally or in respect of a particular class or category of post or a particular competition for a post.

(2) Where a delegation in accordance with subsection (1) has been made to carry out selection, the Chief Executive of the Service shall be responsible and not the licence holder concerned for adhering to the terms of the licence, to the extent of the delegation, as if he or she were the office holder concerned in the normal manner.