S.I. No. 575/2012 - Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 11th January, 2013.

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) (as adapted by the Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 ( S.I. No. 418 of 2011 )) 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 2012.

(2) These Regulations shall come into operation on 1 January 2013.

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

SCHEDULE

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

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

Agriculture Appeals Office

• Aquaculture and Foreshore Division

• Audit and compliance inspection in the Agricultural Environment and Structures Division

• Carrying out farm inspections

• Evaluation of:

• Crop Varieties

• Market Support Schemes

• Fisheries Resource Management

• Internal Audit Division

• Leading and managing the introduction of ISO 9001 projects

• Publication and/or registration of Plant Varieties or Plant Variety Rights

• Public Trustee under the Land Purchase Acts

• Purchasing of equipment, services or supplies

• Recommending, approving, evaluating or administering schemes, procedures or policies in respect of Meat and Milk Policy

• Recommending or administering of:

• Funding

• Grants in Aid

• Tenders

• Disposal of certain land acquired under the Land Purchase Acts

• Recommending or approving:

• Applications

• Authorisations to Business Operators

• Changes to Schemes

• Conditions, Remedial Action, Penalties, Sanctions or Legal Action in the Forest Service

• Contracts

• Licences

• Manufacturing Establishments

• Payments

• Private Testing Laboratories

• Selecting service providers for reactor slaughter/haulage

Supervisory Agricultural Officers, Technical Agricultural Officers and Market Support officers:

• carrying out approvals/inspections, including those at meat establishments or on farms

• processing applications

• recommending payments

Supervising Serological Assistants having responsibility in relation to:

• Purchase of equipment, services and/or supplies

• Recommending or approving of contracts and/or private testing laboratories

• Recommending or processing of tenders

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

Irish Youth Justice Service

Assistant Principals with authority to purchase

Ombudsman for Children’s Office

Head of Corporate Services.

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

— Assistant Principal (Policy and Regulatory)

Department of Defence / An Roinn Cosanta

Assistant Principals, Property Management Branch

Higher Executive Officers, Property Management Branch

Assistant Principals, Contracts Branch

Higher Executive Officer, Contracts Branch

Executive Officers, Contracts Branch

Assistant Principal, Training & Development Unit

Higher Executive Officer, Training & Development Unit

Assistant Principal, Facilities Management

Higher 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 and Communication Technologies Branch

Higher Executive Officers, Information and Communication Technologies Branch (Newbridge)

Higher Executive Officers, Information and Communication Technologies 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 (Accommodation) whose duties involve the award of service contracts

Assistant Principal (Training) whose duties involve the procurement of training

Higher Executive Officer (Training) whose duties involve the procurement of training

Higher Executive Officer (Accommodation) whose duties involve the procurement of office equipment and services

Assistant Principal (ICT Unit)

Technical Officer (ICT Unit)

GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Manager (ICT)

HEO (ICT Unit) responsible for procurement

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

Banking Division

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

Financial Services Division

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

Financial Stability Division

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

External Programme Compliance Unit

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

Human Resources

— Personnel Officer

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive officers/Administrative Officers

Shareholding Management Unit

— all staff except for executive officers, staff officers and clerical officers

Fiscal Policy Division

— Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

Finance Office

— Chief Finance Officer

— Chief Risk Officer

— Head of Legal Unit

— Statistician

— Assistant Principals

— Higher Executive Officers

— Administrative Officers

Corporate Office

— Chief Operations Officer

Assistant Principals

Higher Executive Officers

Administrative Officers

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

Chief Technical Officer, Furniture Branch

Superintendent, 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

Assistant Librarian

Acting Director of Building Maintenance Services

District Works Manager

Acting District Works Manager

Acting Director of Botanic Gardens/Botanist Grade II

Curator

Botanist Grade III

Park Superintendent Grade I

Assistant Park Superintendent Grade II

Assistant Park Superintendent Grade III

Assistant Chief Technical Officer

Superintendent, Furniture Branch

Service Manager

Maintenance Co-ordinator

Chief Inspector of Stores

Inspector of Textiles

National Procurement Service

— Assistant Principal and equivalent

— Higher Executive Officer and equivalent

— Executive Officer and equivalent

— Procurement Manager

— Buyer

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

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

Head of Development, Embassies Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Hanoi, Kampala, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Maseru, Maputo and Pretoria

Principal Development Specialist/Senior Development Specialist

Development Specialist

Head of Architectural Services, Corporate Services Division

Assistant Principal / First Secretary / Accountant Evaluation and Audit Unit

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

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

Assistant Principal/Procurement Officer, Development Cooperation Directorate

Assistant Principal / First Secretary / Higher Executive Officer / Third Secretary,

EU Presidency Planning Unit, Corporate Services Division

Assistant Principal / First Secretary, Finance Unit

Assistant Principal / First Secretary, Human Resources Section, Corporate Services Division

Assistant Principal / First Secretary, Passport Office, Dublin / Balbriggan / Cork

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

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

Assistant Principal/First Secretary, Protocol Division

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

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

Higher Executive Officer, Architectural Services Unit, Corporate Services Division

Higher Executive Officer, Finance Unit

Higher Executive Officer, ICT Unit, Corporate Services Division

Higher Executive Officer, Passport Office, Dublin / Balbriggan / Cork

Higher Executive Officer, Procurement and Compliance Unit, Corporate Services Division

Executive Officer, Procurement and Compliance Unit, Corporate Services Division

Department of Health /An Roinn Sláinte

Assistant Principals, External/Internal ICT

Assistant Principal, Corporate Services and Records Management

Higher Executive Officer, Corporate Services

Assistant Principals, HR Unit

Higher Executive Officer, HR Unit(Training)

Assistant Principal, Business Support and Development

Higher Executive Office, Business Support and 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, Technology and Innovation

— Assistant Principal, Research, Technology and Innovation Committee

— Assistant Principal, Industrial Research and Commercialisation Committee

Personnel, Learning and Development Unit

— Assistant Principal, HR Policy, Learning and Development

— Higher Executive Officer,Learning 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 Communications Technology Unit

— Assistant Principal and equivalent posts

— Higher Executive Officer/Administrative Officer posts

Trade Policy 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 Officer, Information Technology Unit

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

— Solicitor

— Assistant Principal, Corporate Services Unit

— Higher Executive Officer, Corporate Services Unit

— Higher Executive Officer, Corporate Compliance Unit

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

Higher Executive Officer, Programming 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

Executive Officer — general purchases

Irish Youth Justice Service / Community Programmes

Assistant Principals with authority to purchase

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 Applications 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 Officers

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

Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit

Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

CMOD Administration and Corepay

Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative officers

eGovernment/CMOD

Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative officers

Employee Assistance Officers

European Regional Development Fund, Financial Control Unit

Head of Unit

Assistant Principals/ Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

Human Resources

Head of Human Resources

Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

Internal Audit Unit

Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

IT Control and Administration, CMOD

Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

Legal Advisors

National Lottery Section

Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

Senior Public Service Section

Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers

Training Policy Unit

Assistant Principals/Higher Executive Officers/Administrative Officers.

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

APs and HEOs in ISD (Information Systems Division)/Central Services Section with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

AP and AO in Website & Forms Design with authority to purchase

and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs, HEOs and EOs in Information and Customer Services with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

Press Officer

APs and HEOs in Facilities Management Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

AP in Business Information Security Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs in Child Benefit Section/ Treatment Benefit Section with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs in Corporate Services with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs and HEOs in Systems Support Unit, HR Division with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

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

APs and HEOs in Staff Development Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs, HEOs and AOs in Finance Branch with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

AP and HEOs in Household Benefits and Free Travel, with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs, HEOs, AOs and EOs in Procurement/Project Governance Services with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs in Client Eligibility Services with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs and HEOs in Employment Support Services, with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs and HEOs in RSS/CSP and Tus Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs and HEOs in Community Services and Employment Services with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs, HEOs and EOs in Client Identity Service/Networks with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs and HEOs in External Service Delivery Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs and HEOs in DRIM Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs in Regional Support Office with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

Professional Accountant, Head of Internal Audit Unit with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

APs and HEOs in Social Inclusion Division with authority to purchase and with authority to enter into contracts.

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 — Human Resources with authority to purchase

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

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

Inspectors within the meaning of the European Communities (Port State Control) Regulations 2010

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

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

Head of Office services

Head of Accounts

Training Officer

Legal Costs Control Officer

Deputy Principal Legal Executive in Legal Services

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

Principal Officer — Communications, Broadcasting and Publications

Restaurant Manager

Bar Manager

Procurement Officer

Parliamentary Legal Adviser

Principal Clerk in E-democracy Unit

Superintendent

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,

3 December 2012.

BRENDAN HOWLIN TD,

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.

These regulations amend the Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations 2004 ( S.I. No. 698 of 2004 ), and were most recently amended by the Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies)(Amendment)(No. 2) Regulations 2011 ( S.I. No. 644 of 2011 ).