Institutes of Technology Act 2006

Provisions in relation to certain staff.

13.— The RTC Act is amended by inserting the following section after section 11:

“Provisions in relation to certain staff.

11A.— (1) (a) A college may appoint such and so many persons to be members of the staff of the college (in addition to the Director) 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 Director of the college or a nominee of the Director.

(2) Subject to section 12, the members of the staff of a college shall be employed on such terms and conditions as the college (subject to the approval of the Minister given with the concurrence of the Minister for Finance) from time to time determines.

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

(4) Subsection (3) shall apply to all members of the staff of a college, except those officers to whom subsections (3) and (4) (inserted by the Institutes of Technology Act 2006) of section 12 apply.”.