S.I. No. 644/2011 - Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 16th December, 2011.

I, BRENDAN HOWLIN T.D., Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, 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. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

(2) These Regulations shall come into effect on 1 January 2012.

2. The Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations 2004 ( S.I. No. 698 of 2004 ), as amended by the Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies)(Amendment)(No. 2) Regulations 2010 ( S.I. No. 596 of 2010 ), are amended by substituting for the Schedule the following:

SCHEDULE

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine/An Roinn Talamhaíochta, Bia agus Mara

Agricultural Inspectors, Assistant Agricultural Inspectors, Forestry Inspector, Assistant Principal Officer and Higher Executive Officer engaged in recommending and administering funding under the Food Institutional Research Measure, Stimulus Research Fund and COFORD Research Programmes.

Agricultural Inspectors and Assistant Agricultural Inspectors in Dairy Controls & Certification Division engaged in the recommending or approving of establishments for the manufacture of milk and milk products

Agricultural Inspectors and Assistant Agricultural Inspectors in Dairy Controls & Certification Division, engaged in the checking of market support schemes in the milk and milk products sector

Agricultural Inspectors and Assistant Agricultural Inspectors in Horticulture and Plant Health Division, engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts/grant aid or in the processing of tenders

Agricultural Inspectors and Assistant Agricultural Inspectors in the following Divisions engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts or in the processing of tenders

• Pesticide Registration & Controls Division

• Pesticide, Plant Health and Seed Testing Laboratory Division

• Feedingstuffs, Fertilisers, Grain and Poultry Division

Agricultural Inspectors and Assistant Agricultural Inspectors engaged in the evaluation of varieties under the Crop Variety Evaluation Programme and who also engage in the recommendation of tenders and the purchase of essential equipment for the evaluation programme

Agricultural Inspectors and Assistant Agricultural Inspectors in the Diary Science Laboratories at Backweston, Cork and Limerick

Agricultural Inspectors, Inspectors Grade 1 and Assistant Agricultural Inspectors in Integrated Controls Division, engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts or in the processing of tenders

Agriculture Inspector engaged in the registration of varieties in the National Catalogue of Agricultural Plant Varieties and in the publication of The Official Journal of National Plant Variety Rights

Agricultural Inspectors in the Potato Centre, Raphoe, the Seed Testing Laboratory and Crops Laboratory engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts or in the processing of tenders

Archaeologist Grade III

Assistant Principal Officers, Administrative Officers and Higher Executive Officers dealing with Cereal Crops, Animal Feedingstuffs, Pesticides, Genetic Resources and the Apiculture Programme in Crop Policy Production and Safety Division engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts or in the processing of tenders

Assistant Principal Officers, Administrative Officers and Higher Executive Officers in the following Divisions engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts or in the processing of tenders

• Information Management and Technology Group of Divisions

• Personnel Division

• Animal Health and Welfare Administration Division

Assistant Principal Officers, Administrative Officers and Higher Executive Officers in the Meat & Milk Policy Division

Assistant Principal Officers, Agricultural Inspectors, Area Superintendents and Higher Executive Officers in the Agriculture Appeals Office

Assistant Principal Officers, Animal Health and Welfare Division, engaged in the processing of tenders and the recommending of contracts

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in the following Divisions:

• Laboratory Administration Unit

• Internal Audit Unit

• Milk and Meat Hygiene/Animal By Products Division

• Agriculture Structures and Other Market Supports Division

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in Livestock Breeding Production and Trade Division involved in making grants in aid to Agri-Food Organisations

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in the following Divisions engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts or in the processing of tenders:

• Services, Health and Safety Division

• Suckler Welfare Scheme

• ERAD Division/Veterinary Medicines Division

• Finance Division

• National Beef Assurance Scheme Division

• Food Safety Liaison Division

• Corporate Affairs Division

• Single Payment Division

Assistant Principals and Higher Executive Officers in Seafood Policy & Development Division whose duties involve fisheries resources management

Assistant Principal Officers, Higher Executive Officers and Administrative Officers dealing with applications, payments and contracts in the Forest Service

Assistant Principals, Higher Executive Officers and Harbour Masters in Sea Fisheries Administration Division and the Licensing Authority for Sea Fishing Boats

Assistant Principal Officers in the Accounts Division

Assistant Principal Officer in the Legal Services Division appointed by the Minister under the Land Purchase Acts as Public Trustee

Chief Analyst, Deputy Chief Analysts, Quality Managers and Senior Seed Analysts

District Superintendents and Supervisory Agricultural Officers engaged in the procurement of factories for the slaughter of reactors and the procurement of hauliers for the transport of reactors

District Superintendents, in Longtown Farm involved in the recommending or approving or contracts

Ecologist Grade III

Engineer Grade I, Engineer Grade II and Engineer Grade III

Forestry Inspectors Grade I, Forestry Inspectors Grade II, Forestry Inspectors Grade III

Laboratory Analysts and Supervising Serological Assistants involved in the purchasing of equipment or the processing of tenders in the Blood Testing Laboratories Division

Research Officers and Senior Laboratory Analysts in the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Regional Veterinary Laboratories, and Blood Testing Laboratory engaged in recommending or approving contracts or in the processing of tenders

Research Officers, Senior Laboratory Analysts and Chemists in the Central Meat Control Laboratory engaged in recommending or approving contracts or in the processing of tenders

The Quality Manager, Senior Research Officers and Research Officers in the Bacteriology Division

Tree Improvement and Silviculture Officer

Veterinary Inspectors engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts or in the processing of tenders

Veterinary Inspectors in the following divisions engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts or in the processing of tenders:

• Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy and Animal By-Products Division

• Veterinary Medicines/Special Investigations Unit Division

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht / An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta

Assistant Principal Officers

Higher Executive Officers

Administrative Officers

Engineer Grade II

Chief Placenames Officer

Higher Placenames Officer

Placenames Officer

Translator Grade II

Translator Grade III

Maoirseoir Tithe

Professional Accountant Grade I

Inspectors (Wildlife) Grade I

Inspectors (Wildlife) Grade II

Inspectors (Wildlife) Grade III

Senior Architects

Architects

Archaeologists Grade I

Archaeologists Grade II

Archaeologists Grade III

The National Archives / An Chartlann Náisiúnta

Keeper

Senior Archivist

Archivist (Electronic Records)

Conservator

ICT Manager

Assistant Principal Officer

Higher Executive Officer

Department of Children and Youth Affairs / An Roinn Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige

Assistant Principals and Higher Executive Officers in Corporate Support- HR

Assistant Principals and Higher Executive Officers in Corporate Support- Finance

Assistant Principals and Higher Executive Officers in Corporate Support- Organisation Unit

All grades at Assistant Principal level (including general service, departmental, professional and technical equivalents) with authority to enter into contracts and with authority to purchase

All grades at Higher Executive Officer (including general service, departmental, professional and technical equivalents) with authority to enter into contracts and with authority to purchase

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources / An Roinn Cumarsáide, Fuinnimh agus Acmhainní Nádúrtha

Communications Development Division

— Assistant Principals/Administrative Officers/Higher Executive Officers

Communications Policy Division

— Assistant Principals/Administrative Officers/Higher Executive Officers

Corporate Finance and Planning Division

— Assistant Principals

Energy Efficiency and Affordability Division

— Assistant Principals/Administrative Officers/Higher Executive Officers

Exploration and Mining Division

— Principal Geologists/ Senior Geologists/Assistant Principals

Facilities (Corporate Support (Services) Division

— Assistant Principals

Geological Survey

— Principal Geologists/ Senior Geologists/Senior Technologists/Assistant Principals/ Chief Superintendent and other equivalent grades/ Chief Technologists

Information Systems Division

— Assistant Principals/Administrative Officers/Higher Executive Officers

Petroleum Affairs Division

— Petroleum Exploration Specialists

Department of Defence / An Roinn Cosanta

Assistant Principal, Property Management Branch

Higher Executive Officers, Property Management Branch

Assistant Principals, Contracts Branch

Higher Executive Officer, Contracts Branch

Executive Officer, Contracts Branch

Assistant Principal, Training & Development Unit

Higher Executive Officer, Training & Development Unit

Assistant Principal, Facilities Management

Executive Officers, Facilities Management, with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Press Officer

Assistant Principal, Civil Service Personnel

Higher Executive Officer, Civil Service Personnel (Newbridge)

Higher Executive Officer, Civil Service Personnel (Galway)

Assistant Principals, Information Systems Branch

Higher Executive Officers, Information Systems Branch (Newbridge)

Higher Executive Officers, Information Systems Branch (Galway)

Professional Accountant

Assistant Principals, Finance Branch

Higher Executive Officers, Finance Branch

Assistant Principal, Internal Audit Section

Higher Executive Officers, Internal Audit Section

Department of Education and Skills / An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna

Assistant Principals, Higher Executive Officers, Executive Officers, Information Technology Unit

Assistant Principals and Higher Executive Officers, Accommodation and Services Unit

Assistant Principals and Training Officer, Staff Training and Development Unit

Assistant Principals and Higher Executive Officers, Personnel Section

Assistant Principals and Higher Executive Officers, Finance Unit

Senior Inspectors with responsibility for the procurement of furniture and equipment, Planning and Building Unit

Assistant Principals, Planning and Building Unit

Managers, Planning and Building Unit

Senior Architects, Planning and Building Unit

Architects, Planning and Building Unit

Engineers, Planning and Building Unit

Quantity Surveyors, Planning and Building Unit

Architectural Assistants, Planning and Building Unit

Assistant Principals and Higher Executive Officers National

Educational Psychological Service

Assistant Principal, Internal Audit

Higher Executive Officers, Internal Audit Unit

ESF (European Social Fund) Policy and Operations Unit

Assistant Principal — Head of ESF Managing Authority

Assistant Principal — Head of EQUAL (EQUAL Community

Initiative in Ireland) Managing Authority

European Social Fund (ESF) Financial Control Unit

Assistant Principal and equivalent posts

Higher Executive Officer and equivalent posts

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government / An Roinn Comhshaoil, Pobal agus Rialtais ?itiúil

Inspector (Environment) Grade I

Inspector Building Standards Section

Engineering Inspector (Housing Inspectorate)

Supervising Inspectors (Housing Inspectorate)

Housing Inspectors (Housing Inspectorate)

Senior Building Inspectors (Housing Inspectorate)

Architectural Inspectors (Housing Inspectorate) whose duties involve advising on design quality and technical aspects of various social housing programmes

Planning Inspector — engaged in the recommending or approving of research contracts in relation to the Irish Spatial Data Infrastructure

Assistant Principal (Franchise Section) — responsible for procurement in relation to the storage/disposal of electronic voting machines

Higher Executive Officer/Administrative Officer (Franchise Section) — responsible for procurement in relation to the storage/disposal of electronic voting machines

Assistant Principal (Franchise Section) — responsible for procurement of the annual advertising campaign in relation to the register of electors

Higher Executive Officer (Franchise Section) — responsible for procurement of the annual advertising campaign in relation to the register of electors

Senior Meteorologist (Information Technology Division, Met Éireann)

Senior Meteorologist (Instrumentation and Environmental Monitoring Division, Met Éireann)

Senior Meteorologist (General Forecasting, Met Éireann)

Senior Meteorologist (Administration and Training Division, Met Éireann)

Assistant Principal (Planning System and Spatial Policy) whose duties involve the procurement of consultants and assessment of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding applications from planning authorities

Assistant Principal (Planning Policy and Legislation Section) whose duties involve the recommending of leases and licences, the valuation of property, the collection of rents and the award of valuation contracts in respect of State-owned foreshore property

Assistant Principal (Corporate Development-Accommodation) whose duties involve the award of service contracts

Assistant Principal (Corporate Development- Organisation/Training) whose duties involve the procurement of office equipment and the procurement of training

Higher Executive Officer (Corporate Development- Organisation/Training) whose duties involve the procurement of training

Higher Executive Officer (Corporate Development- Organisation/Training) whose duties involve the procurement of office equipment

Assistant Principal (ICT Unit)

Technical Officer (ICT Unit)

GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Manager (ICT)

Engineering Inspector (Water Inspectorate) whose duties involve the assessment of local authority tender award recommendations for both services and works contracts

Quantity Surveyor Inspector (Environment)

Senior Assistant Fire Adviser

Assistant Fire Adviser

Assistant Principal — Local and Community Development Division whose duties include design of Community Development Programme, corporate governance of local development companies and determining the allocation of grants and core funding to certain funded bodies

Higher Executive Officer — Local and Community Development Division — whose duties include determining the allocation of grants and core funding to certain funded bodies

Department of Finance / An Roinn Airgeadais

Financial Services Division

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Taxation Division

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Banking Division

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Financial Stability Social Finance Initiative

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Consolidation/Modernisation of Financial Services Legislation and Advisors Forum

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Corporation Tax Section

— Assistant Principals

International Financial Services Centre Section

— Assistant Principals

Urban Renewal and Seaside Resorts Designation

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers

Business Expansion Scheme (BES)/Seed Capital Schemes/donation to the Arts

— Assistant Principals

Accounts Section, Paymaster General (PMG) Banking

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Exchequer Section

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Accommodation and Services

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers

Information Technology Unit

— Head of Unit

Finance Unit

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Human Resources, Corporate Services Division

— Personnel Officer

— Assistant Principals

Facilities Management/Accommodation, Corporate Services Division

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Legal Advisor

Office of Public Works / Oifig na hOibreacha Poiblí

Assistant Principal

Senior Architect

Engineer Grade I

Valuer Grade I

Quantity Surveyor Grade I

Professional Accountant Grade I

Chief Technical Officer (Government Supply Agency)

Director of Furniture Branch

Higher Executive Officer

Administrative Officer

Architect

Engineer Grade II

Valuer Grade II

Quantity Surveyor Grade II

Professional Accountant Grade II

Engineer Grade III

Librarian

Director of Building Maintenance Services

Director of Botanic Gardens

Park Superintendent Grade I

Works Manager

Materials Control and Purchasing Manager

Assistant Chief Technical Officer

Superintendent, Furniture Branch

Service Manager Building Maintenance Services

Maintenance Co-ordinators

Chief Inspector of Stores

Inspector of Textiles

National Procurement Service

— Assistant Principal Officers and equivalent

— Higher Executive Officers and equivalent

— Executive Officers and equivalent

— Procurement Managers

— Buyers

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / An Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha agus Trádála

Assistant Principal / First Secretary (Cultural / Information Section), Trade and Promotion Division

Executive Officer, Finance and Procurement Unit

Head of Mission at Assistant Principal/First Secretary/Development Specialist level

First Secretary (Development) Embassy, Pretoria

Principal Development Specialist, Development Cooperation Directorate

Senior Development Specialist, Development Cooperation Directorate

Assistant Principal/First Secretary Outsourcing, Corporate Development Section, Development Cooperation Directorate

Senior Architect/Deputy Head of Architectural Services, Corporate Services Division

Assistant Principal/First Secretary, Accommodation Section, Corporate Services Division

Assistant Principal/First Secretary, Compliance Unit, Corporate Services Division

Higher Executive Officer, ICT Unit, Corporate Services Division

Assistant Principal / First Secretary, Finance and Procurement Unit

Assistant Principal/First Secretary, IT Unit, Corporate Services Division

Assistant Principal/First Secretary, Protocol 1

Assistant Principal/First Secretary, Reconciliation Fund, Anglo-Irish Division

Assistant Principal/Procurement Officer, Development Cooperation Directorate

Assistant Principal/First Secretary, Passport Office, Dublin

Head of the Passport Office, Balbriggan

Head of the Passport Office, Cork

Department of Health /An Roinn Sláinte

Assistant Principals, External/Internal ICT

Assistant Principal, Corporate Services Development and Records Management

Higher Executive Officer, Corporate Services Development

Assistant Principals, Training/Change Management Unit and Corporate Development

Assistant Principals, Health Protection and Promotion Policy

Press Officer

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation/ An Roinn Post, Fiontar agus Nuálaíochta

Office of Science and Technology

Assistant Principal, Research, Technology and Innovation Committee

— Assistant Principal, Industrial Research and Commercialisation Committee

Personnel, Training and Development Unit

— Assistant Principal, HR Policy, Training and Development

— Higher Executive Officer, Training and Development

— Assistant Principal, Personnel

Management Support Unit

— Departmental Legal Advisor

Tax Policy Unit

— Accountant Grade I / Tax Policy Specialist

Finance Unit

— Accountant, Grade I

— Information Technology Unit

— Assistant Principal and equivalent posts

— Higher Executive Officer/Administrative Officer posts

Market Access Unit

— Assistant Principal who is head of Import/Export Licensing Unit

— Internal Audit Unit

— Assistant Principal and equivalent posts

— Higher Executive Officer and equivalent posts

Business Services Unit

— Assistant Principal posts

— Higher Executive Officer posts

— Executive Officer posts engaged in the recommending or approving of contracts or in the processing of tenders

Companies Registration Office/An Oifig um Clárú Cuideachtaí

— Assistant Registrar of Companies

— Higher Executive Officer, Information and Training Unit

— Higher Executive Officer, Publications Section

— Higher Executive Office, Information Technology Unit

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement/Oifig an Stiúrthóra um Fhorfheidhmiú Corparáideach

— Solicitor

— Assistant Principal, Corporate Services Division

— Higher Executive Officer, Corporate Services Division

Office of the Registrar of Friendly Societies

— Assistant Principal

Patents Office/Oifig na bPaitinní

— Senior Examiner of Patents, Patents Office

— Examiner of Patents, Patents Office

— Assistant Principal, Trade Marks Branch, Patents Office

— Assistant Principal, Patents Administration, General Administration and Copyright

National Employment Rights Authority/an tÚdarás Náisiúnta Cearta Fostaíochta

Solicitor

Assistant Principal, Regional Manager Sligo, Corporate and Legal

Assistant Principal, Regional Manager Dublin and Shannon

Assistant Principal, Regional Manager Carlow and Information Services

Assistant Principal, Regional Manager Cork

Labour Court/An Chúirt Oibreachais

Administration Manager

Higher Executive Officer, Secretariat and Support Services Section

Department of Justice and Equality/ An Rionn Dlí agus Cirt agus Comhionannais

Financial Shared Services

— Assistant Principals

— Higher Executive Officers — IT Division

— Higher Executive Officer — Corporate Services

Corporate Services Division

— Assistant Principal

— Higher Executive Officer

Information Technology

— Assistant Principals

— Higher Executive Officers

Human Resources Division (Recruitment)

— Assistant Principal Officer

— Higher Executive Officer

Human Resources Division (Training)

— Assistant Principal

— Higher Executive Officer

Cosc — The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Assistant Principal Officers with authority to purchase

Researcher

The Equality Tribunal / An Binse Comhionannais

Assistant Principal Officers

Higher Executive Officers

Executive Officer — general purchases

Irish Youth Justice Service

Assistant Principals with authority to purchase

Accountant

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Assistant Principal Officers with authority to purchase

Higher Executive Officers with authority to purchase

Executive Officers with authority to purchase

Office of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests for Ireland / Oifig Choimisinéirí na dTabhartas agus na dTiomnachtaí Carthanúla d Éirinn

The Secretary to the Commission

Office of the Refugee Assistant Principalplications Commissioner / Oifig an Choimisinéara Iarratas Dídeanaithe

IT Unit/AISIP (Asylum and Immigration Strategic Integration Programme)

— Assistant Principal

— Higher Executive Officers

Corporate Office and Staff Support & Training

— Assistant Principal

— Higher Executive Officer

Human Resources/Training

— Assistant Principal

— Higher Executive Officer

Irish Prison Service / Seirbhís Príosún na hÉireann

Assistant Principals with authority to purchase in the Estates, Finance and IT Directorates

Higher Executive Officers with authority to purchase in the Estates, Finance and IT Directorates

Pharmacist in the Healthcare Directorate

Governor Grade II

Governor Grade III

Deputy Governors, Assistant Governors, Mechanical Inspectors and Electrical Inspectors in the Building Services Division

The Probation Service / An tSeirbhis Phromhaidh

All Assistant Principals with authority to purchase

All Higher Executive Officers with authority to purchase

Reception and Integration Agency / An ?isíneacht Fháilte agus Comhtháite

All officers at Higher Executive Officer / Administrative Officer level (or equivalent) with responsibility for public procurement

State Pathology Service

Senior Scientist

Executive Officer

The Parole Board

Assistant Principal

Higher Executive Officer

The Courts Service / An tSeirbhís Chúirteanna

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers with responsibility for placing and managing external contracts

Department of Public Expenditure And Reform / An Roinn Caitheachais Phoiblí agus Athchóirithe

National Lottery Section

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Internal Audit Unit

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Departmental Training Unit

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers

Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers

European Regional Development Fund, Financial Control Unit

— Head of Unit

Human Resources Shared Service Project Team

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/ Administrative Officers / Executive Officers

Employee Assistant Officers

CMOD Administration and Corepay

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers

eGovernment, CMOD

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers

IT Control and Administration, CMOD

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers

Organisation Development Unit, CMOD

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers

Civil Service Training and Development Centre, CMOD

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers

Language Training Centre, CMOD

— Director

Gaeleagras, CMOD

— Stiúrthóir

Human Resources

— Personnel Officer

Senior Public Service Section

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers

Legal Advisor

State Laboratory

Senior Chemist responsible for procurement of IT equipment

Senior Chemist responsible for procurement of analytical equipment

Department of Social Protection / An Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in ISD (Information Systems Division)/Central Services with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal and Administrative Officer in Website Customer Contact Channel Strategy and eGovernment Strategy with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers, Higher Executive Officers and Executive Officers in Information Services with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officer s in Facilities Management Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal in Business Architect Section with authority to purchase and with authority to enter in contracts

Assistant Principal Officers in Child Benefit Section/ Treatment Benefit Section with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers in Corporate Development Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal and Higher Executive Officer s in Systems Support Unit, Personnel Branch with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers on the Service Delivery Modernisation Team in Social Welfare Services, Sligo, with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers in charge of VFM Studies in the Programme Evaluation Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in Staff Development Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in Accounts Branch with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal and Higher Executive Officers in Household Benefits and Free Travel, with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal, Higher Executive Officers and Administrative Officers in Procurement/Project Governance Services with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers, Higher Executive Officers and Executive Officers in Client Identity Service/Networks with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers in Client Eligibility Services with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in Employment Support Services, with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in RSS/CSP (Rural Social Scheme/ Community Services Programme) and Tús Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers on the APCM (Activation Profiling & Case Management) Project team with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in Disability Activation Project with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers and Higher Executive Officers in DRIM (Documents Records and Information Management) Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Assistant Principal Officers in Regional Support Office with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts

Press Officer

Department of the Taoiseach / Roinn an Taoisigh

Assistant Principal — Finance Officer

Assistant Principal — Personnel Officer

Assistant Principal — Head of IT Division

Assistant Principal — Protocol Division with authority to purchase

Higher Executive Officer — IT Division with authority to purchase

Higher Executive Officer — Management Services Unit with authority to purchase

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport / An Roinn Iompair, Turasóireachta agus Spóirt

Assistant Principal, Corporate Management Division

Assistant Principals with authority to enter into contracts and with authority to purchase

Higher Executive Officers with authority to enter into contracts and with authority to purchase

Surveyors within the meaning of the European Communities Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Regulations 1998 and under the Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 1992

Ships Surveyors

Engineering Surveyors

Nautical Surveyors

Marine Radio Surveyors

Aeronautical Officer

Transport Planner

Sustainability Adviser

Operations Managers (Irish Coast Guard)

Divisional Controller (Irish Coast Guard)

Deputy Divisional Controller (Irish Coast Guard)

Operations and Training Officer (Irish Coast Guard)

Electronics Officers and Engineering Operations and Training Officer (Irish Coast Guard)

Coastal Unit Sector Managers (Irish Coast Guard)

Stores Officers (Irish Coast Guard)

Hydrographic Officer (Marine Survey Office)

Professional Accountant

Assistant Principal, Sports Capital Grants Unit

Assistant Principal, Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme

Assistant Principals, Tourism Development

Assistant Principals, Tourism Marketing Policy and Impact Assessment

Assistant Principal, Stadium/Sports Campus/Major Projects

Assistant Principals, Sports Capital Review

Assistant Principal, Sports Section

Higher Executive Officer, Sports Capital Grants Unit

Higher Executive Officer, Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme

Higher Executive Officers, Tourism Development

Higher Executive Officers, Tourism Marketing Policy and Impact Assessment

Higher Executive Officer, Sports Unit

Office of the Attorney General / Oifig an Ard-Aighne

Advisory Counsel Grade III

Assistant Principal (Finance and Deputy Head of Administration)

Assistant Principal (IT Manager)

Assistant Principal (HR Manager)

Higher Executive Officer (Finance Unit)

Higher Executive Officer (Internal Audit Unit)

Assistant Parliamentary Counsel Grade II

Professional Accountant

Central Statistics Office/An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh na hÉireann

Assistant Principals with authority to enter into contracts and with authority to purchase

Statisticians with authority to enter into contracts and with authority to purchase

Higher Executive Officers with authority to enter into contracts and with authority to purchase

Executive Officers with authority to enter into contracts and with authority to purchase

Chief State Solicitor’s Office / Oifig Príomh-Aturnae an Stáit

Human Resources Manager

Information Technology Manager

Law Librarian

Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General / Oifig an ?rd-Scrúdóir

Information Technology Manager

Services Manager

Senior Auditor — Contracting out of Audits

The Houses of the Oireachtas Commission / Coimisiún Thithe an Oireachtais

Finance Officer

Information and Communications Technology Manager

Librarian

Public Relations Officer

Restaurant Manager

Bar Manager

Procurement Officer

Parliamentary Legal Adviser

Principal Clerk in E-democracy Unit

Training Officer

Captain of the Guard

Stationery Clerk

Office of the Ombudsman / Oifig an Ombudsman

Head of Corporate Services

Information Systems Manager

Higher Executive Officer, Network Manager

Office of the President / ?ras an Uachtaráin

Assistant Principal (Assistant Secretary to the President)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission / Coimisiún Ombudsman an Gharda Síochána

Policy Unit and Secretariat — Assistant Principal with power of purchase

ICT — Assistant Principal with power of purchase

ICT — Higher Executive Officer with power of purchase

HR/Training/Finance/Corporate Services — Assistant Principal with power of purchase

HR/Training — Higher Executive Officer with power of purchase

HR/Training — Executive Officer with power of purchase

Finance — Higher Executive Officer with power of purchase

Finance — Executive Officer with power of purchase

Corporate Services — Higher Executive Officer with power of purchase

Corporate Services — Executive Officer with power of purchase

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions / Oifig an Stiúrthóra Ionchúiseamh Poiblí

All positions of employment, in respect of which the maximum salary is not less than the maximum salary of a higher executive officer (general service grade, Class B PRSI) in the Civil Service

Office of the Revenue Commissioners / Oifig na Coimisinéirí Ioncaim

All grades at Assistant Principal level (including general service, departmental, professional and technical equivalents).

All grades at Higher Executive Officer and Administrative Officer level (including general service, departmental, professional and technical equivalents) having responsibility in relation to:

— audit;

— debt management and compliance including write off, insolvency and collection enforcement;

— tax clearance;

— contracts for the sale or purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services;

— banking;

— the processing of repayments of taxes and duties.

All grades at Executive Officer and Staff Officer level (including general service, departmental, professional and technical equivalents) having responsibility in relation to:

— contracts for the sale or purchase of goods and services and/or approving payments for goods and services;

— banking.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

7 December 2011.

BRENDAN HOWLIN,

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations are made under the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 (No. 22 of 1995) to apply the provisions of the Act to persons occupying specified positions of employment in the Civil Service. The Regulations prescribe certain positions in the Civil Service as “designated positions of employment” as defined in Section 18 of the Act. Persons occupying positions prescribed by these regulations are required, where an interest (as defined in the Second Schedule to the Act) exists, which could materially influence the person in his or her official duties, to furnish a statement of those interests to the relevant authority for the position (as defined in Section 18 of the Act). If no such interest or interests exists a “nil” statement is requested.

The Secretary General of a Department (Head of Office for a Civil Service Office) is the relevant authority to whom statements of interests must be furnished by every established civil servant occupying a designated position of employment in a grade below Secretary General level in that Department or Office. Secretaries General must furnish their statements of interests to the Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform. The Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform must furnish his or her statements of interests to the Secretary General, Department of Finance.