Institutes of Technology Act 2006

Provisions in relation to certain staff.

39.— The DIT Act is amended by inserting the following section after section 12:

“Provisions in relation to certain staff.

12A.— (1) (a) The Institute may appoint such and so many persons to be members of the staff of the Institute (in addition to the President and the Directors) as, subject to the approval of An tÚdarás given with the concurrence of the Minister and the Minister for Finance, the Governing Body from time to time thinks proper.

(b) The recruitment and selection of such members of the staff shall be carried out in accordance with procedures that may be determined by the Minister from time to time.

(c) Such procedures shall provide that the selection board shall consist of appropriately qualified persons and shall include the President or a Director of the Institute or a nominee of the President.

(2) Subject to section 13, the members of the staff of the Institute shall be employed on such terms and conditions as the Institute (subject to the approval of the Minister given with the concurrence of the Minister for Finance) from time to time determines.

(3) The Institute may suspend or dismiss a member of its staff, but only in accordance with procedures and subject to any conditions determined by the Institute, following consultations by it with recognised staff associations or trade unions; these procedures or conditions may provide for the delegation of powers relating to suspension or dismissal to the President.

(4) Subsection (3) shall apply to all members of the staff of the Institute, except those officers to whom subsections (3) and (4) (inserted by the Institutes of Technology Act 2006) of section 13 apply.”.