S.I. No. 57/1996 - Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations, 1996.


S.I. No. 57 of 1996.

ETHICS IN PUBLIC OFFICE (DESIGNATED POSITIONS IN PUBLIC BODIES) REGULATIONS, 1996.

I, RUAIR? QUINN, Minister for Finance, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995 (No. 22 of 1995), and after consultation with such other Ministers of the Government as I consider appropriate, hereby make the following Regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations, 1996.

2. In these Regulations—

"the Act" means the Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995 (No. 22 of 1995);

"position" means position of employment.

3. The following positions are hereby prescribed for the purposes of the definition of "designated position" in section 2 of the Act:

( a ) A position as a principal (general service grade), and a position in respect of which the maximum salary is not less than that of a principal (general service grade), in any public body specified in subparagraphs (1) to (7) of the First Schedule to the Act, and

( b ) a position as an officer specified in the Schedule to these Regulations in the public body or part of the public body so specified in relation to the position.

4. The amount of the maximum salary (standard scale) of a higher executive officer in the Civil Service (within the meaning of the Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956 (No. 46 of 1956)) is hereby prescribed for the purposes of section 19 (3) (a) of the Act.

5. ( a ) The reference in section 14 (3) (b) of the Act to an officer shall be construed as a reference to an office holder.

( b ) The references in section 20 (1) of the Act to the date of the passing of the Act shall, in so far as that provision relates to the first statement furnished by a person under section 17 (1) (a) or 18 (2) (a) of the Act (other than such a statement so furnished in the year 1996), be construed as a reference to the date on which the directorship or position referred to in that provision was prescribed under section 3 of the Act.

( c ) The reference in section 24 (2) of the Act to a contravention of Part II of the Act shall be construed as a reference to the commission of an offence related to that part.

SCHEDULE

Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas

Finance Officer.

Information Technology Manager.

Superintendent of the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Librarian.

Public Relations Officer.

Restaurant Manager.

Bar Manager.

Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Assistant Principals, Higher Executive Officers and Research Officers in the Personnel Division, Information Systems Division, Agricultural Structures Divisions, Intervention Operations, ERAD Division, Veterinary Division, Milk Policy Division and Veterinary Research laboratories engaged in recommending or approving contracts or in the processing of tenders.

The office of Chief Technologist.

Office of the Attorney General

Fourth Legal Assistants.

Assistant Principal (systems and services manager).

Assistant Principal (office manager).

Parliamentary Draftsman's Office

Senior Draftsmen.

Chief State Solicitor's Office

Establishment Officer.

Central Statistics Office

Assistant Principal, Office Service Unit, Cork.

Higher Executive Officer, Office Service Unit, Cork.

Assistant Principals/Analysts, Information Technology (Development), Cork.

Assistant Principal/Analyst, Information Technology (Development), Dublin.

Statistician, Information Technology (Operations), Cork.

Higher Executive Officer, Information Technology (Operations), Cork.

Higher Executive Officer, Information Technology (Operations), Dublin.

Assistant Principal, Training and Development, Cork.

Assistant Principal, Information Section, Cork.

Higher Executive Officer, Information Section, Cork.

Assistant Principal, Census Support, Dublin.

Higher Executive Officer, Census Support , Dublin.

Assistant Principal, Administration, Dublin.

Department of Defence

Assistant Principal (Assistant Contracts Manager), Contracts Branch.

Higher Executive Officer, Contracts Branch.

Executive Officer, Contracts Branch.

Senior Technical Assistant, Contracts Branch.

Assistant Principal, Information Technology Manager, (Dublin).

Assistant Principal, Information Technology Manager, (Galway).

Higher Executive Officer, Operations Manager, (Dublin).

Higher Executive Officer, Operations Manager, (Galway).

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Fourth Legal Assistants.

Higher Executive Officer (Office Manager).

Department of Education

Assistant Principals with responsibility for the procurement of information technology equipment, Information Technology Unit.

Higher Executive Officers with responsibility for the procurement of information technology equipment, Information Technology Unit (Operations Section).

Assistant Principal in Sports Section (Grants) with responsibility for the assessment and allocation of grants to sports bodies.

Higher Executive Officers in Sports Section (Grants) with responsibility for the assessment and allocation of grants to sports bodies.

Higher Executive Officer in Examinations Branch (Contracts) with responsibility for booking Examination Halls and making payments.

Assistant Principals with responsibility for the procurement of furniture and equipment, Personnel Area.

Higher Executive Officers with responsibility for the procurement of furniture and equipment, Personnel Area.

Assistant Principals with responsibility for the procurement of furniture and equipment, Organisation Unit.

Higher Executive Officers with responsibility for the procurement of furniture and equipment, Organisation Unit.

Senior Inspector in building/planning unit with responsibility for the procurement of furniture and equipment.

Assistant Principal, Third Level Building Programme.

Department of Enterprise and Employment

Manager, Companies Registration Office.

Manager, Information Technology Unit.

Secretary of the Sligo County Development Team in that person's capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Sligo County Enterprise Board.

Secretary of the Roscommon County Development Team in that person's capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Roscommon County Enterprise Board.

Secretary of the Mayo County Development Team in that person's capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Mayo County Enterprise Board.

Secretary of the Monaghan County Development Team in that person's capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Monaghan County Enterprise Board.

Secretary of the Cork County Development Team in that person's capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Cork County Enterprise Board.

Secretary of the Galway County Development Team in that person's capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Galway County Enterprise Board.

Secretary of the Kerry County Development Team in that person's capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Kerry County Enterprise Board.

Secretary of the Cavan County Development Team in that person's capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Cavan County Enterprise Board.

Secretary of the Leitrim County Development Team in that person's capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Leitrim County Enterprise Board.

Department of the Environment

Assistant Principal, Organisation Unit.

Assistant Principals, Information Technology Unit.

Assistant Principal, Personnel, dealing with accommodation.

Department of Equality and Law Reform

Assistant Principal, Legal Aid Board, with responsibility for purchasing and property management.

Department of Finance

Public Expenditure Division

Assistant Principal (Public Procurement Section).

Higher Executive Officer, (Secretary to Government Contracts Committee).

Budget and Economic Division

Assistant Principals (International Financial Services Centre Section).

Inspector of Taxes (Higher Grade) (international Financial Services Centre Section).

Assistant Principal (Corporation Tax Section).

Assistant Principal (Urban Renewal and Seaside Resorts Designation).

Administrative Officer (Urban Renewal and Seaside Resorts Designation).

Assistant Principal (BES/Seed Capital Schemes and donations to the arts).

Finance Division

Assistant Principal (EU Section — INTERREG & Special Peace Programmes).

Organisation Management and Training Division

Assistant Principals (Administrative Vote Control).

Administrative Officers (Administrative Vote Control).

Assistant Principal (Internal Audit Unit).

Higher Executive Officer (Internal Audit Unit).

OMT Division — Centre for Management and Organisation Development

Assistant Principal (Information Technology Expenditure Control).

Higher Executive Officer (Information Technology Expenditure Control).

Assistant Principal (LAN Management Support Unit).

Higher Executive Officers (LAN Management Support Unit).

Assistant Principal (GTN Unit).

Higher Executive Officers (GTN Unit).

Assistant Principals (Interdepartmental System).

Corporate Services Division

Assistant Principals, Information Technology Unit.

Assistant Principal, Personnel Unit.

Higher Executive Officer (Accommodation and Services), Personnel Unit.

Department of Health

Assistant Principal, General Section.

Assistant Principal, Health Promotion Unit.

Assistant Principals, Systems Unit.

Higher Executive Officer, General Section.

Chief Education Officer.

General Practitioner Medical Advisor.

Department of Justice

The Land Registry and Registry of Deeds

Chief Superintendent of Mapping with authority to purchase, Mapping Division.

Assistant Principal with authority to purchase, Information Technology Division.

Higher Executive Officer with authority to purchase, Information Technology Division.

Higher Executive Officer with authority to purchase, Personnel Division.

Department of Justice, Head Office

Assistant Principals with authority to purchase, Information Technology Division.

Higher Executive Officer with authority to purchase, Information Technology Division.

Assistant Principal with authority to purchase, Organisation Division.

Higher Executive Officer with authority to purchase, Organisation Division.

Executive Officers with authority to purchase, Organisation Division.

Assistant Principals with authority to purchase, Courts Division.

Higher Executive Officers with authority to purchase, Courts Division.

Executive Officers with authority to purchase, Courts Division.

Government Inspector of Explosives, Crime Division.

Assistant Principals with authority to purchase, Prisons Division.

Higher Executive Officer with authority to purchase, Prisons Division.

Pharmacist, Prisons Division.

Co-ordinator of work/training, Prisons Division.

Film Censor, Film Censor's Office.

Deputy Film Censor, Film Censor's Office.

Assistant Principal with responsibility for the administration of the investment-based naturalisation scheme.

Prisons and Places of Detention

Governors.

Department of the Marine

Assistant Principals in Accounts Branch and Services Section/Information Technology Unit.

Engineers — Grade I.

Engineers — Grade II.

Engineers — Grade III.

Chief Engineer (Irish Marine Emergency Service).

Chief of Operations (Irish Marine Emergency Service).

Surveyors (within the meaning of the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1993).

Ships Surveyors.

Engineering Surveyors.

Nautical Surveyors.

Marine Radio Surveyors.

Senior Sea Fishery Officers.

Sea Fishery Officers.

Inspectors of Fisheries.

Office of the Ombudsman

Head of Administration.

Office of Public Works

Chief Inspector of Stores.

Chief Technical Officer.

Assistant Chief Technical Officer.

Superintendent, Furniture Branch.

Valuer Grade I.

Valuer Grade II.

Valuer Grade III.

Organisation Officer.

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

Assistant Principals, Accommodation Branch, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Assistant Principals, Training Sections, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Assistant Principals, Press/Public Relations/Advertising, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Assistant Principals, Information Technology, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Assistant Principals, Supply functions throughout the Office, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Higher Executive Officers, Accommodation Branch, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Higher Executive Officers, Training Sections, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Higher Executive Officers, Press/Public Relations/ Advertising, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Higher Executive Officers, Information Technology, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Higher Executive Officers, Supply functions throughout the Office, who have responsibility in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services.

Department of Social Welfare

Information Technology Division

Assistant Principals, including Assistant Principals with responsibilities in relation to Information Technology in Records Branch.

Records

Assistant Principal with responsibility for contracts for Social Services cards.

Higher Executive Officer with responsibility for contracts for Social Services cards.

Information Technology Administration

Higher Executive Officer.

Information Section

Assistant Principal.

International Operations

Assistant Principal with responsibilities in relation to foreign consultancy contracts.

Higher Executive Officer with responsibilities in relation to foreign consultancy contracts.

Organisation Unit

Executive Officers, Higher Executive Officers and Assistant Principals who have responsibilities in relation to contracts for the purchase of goods and services.

Staff Development Unit

Assistant Principal.

Social Welfare Services

Assistant Principal with responsibilities in relation to contracts/dealings with private bus operators, Coras Iompair Éireann and other transport companies, Telecom Éireann, An Post, the Electricity Supply Board and Bord Gáis.

Assistant Principal with responsibility for negotiation of contracts with various bodies, companies and service providers.

Assistant Principal with responsibility for contracts in relation to production of pensions, Child Benefit and other benefit and assistance books.

Department of Tourism and Trade Tourism Division

Assistant Principals who are members of Agency Management Boards for the implementation of the EU Tourism Operational Programme.

Trade Division

Assistant Principal who is Head of Export Licensing Unit.

Assistant Principal who is a member of Grants Committee of An Bord Tráchtála.

Assistant Principal who is Head of Underwriting Unit of Export Credit Section.

Assistant Principal who is Head of Claims/Recoveries Unit of Export Credit Section.

Personnel Unit

Purchasing Officer (Assistant Principal).

Information Technology Unit

Assistant Principal in charge and Higher Executive Officer.

Department of Transport, Energy and Communications

Assistant Principal, Personnel Unit.

Assistant Principal, Information Technology Unit.

Senior Meteorologist/Head of the Information Technology Division.

Senior Meteorologist/Head of Instrumentation and Environmental Division.

Senior Meteorologist/Head of Commercial Division.

Special Adviser to the Secretary.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 29th day of February, 1996.

RUAIR? QUINN,

Minister for Finance.