The Public Service Agreement 2010 – 2014, or ‘Croke Park Agreement’, as it is commonly known, is a four year agreement between the Government and the Public Services Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and other associations representing public service staff.
The key objectives of the Agreement are to enable:
- Significant reductions in the number of people working in the public service to achieve substantial savings in the Exchequer pay bill;
- Large scale redeployment of public servants within and across sectors, to protect frontline service delivery as staff numbers fall; and
- Reconfiguration of the design and delivery of public services to deliver greater efficiencies, increased productivity and improvements in services, in particular through the greater use of shared services and online services.
The Implementation Body was established to drive and monitor implementation of the Agreement and to report to Government annually on progress including the sustainable savings achieved.
Further detail on the Body and related implementation arrangements under the Agreement can be found here.