The Agreement provided for the establishment of an Implementation Body to oversee progress of the agreed measures across the public service. Details of the Implementation Body and its membership can be found here.
The Implementation Body is responsible for driving the implementation of all measures under the Agreement through:
- Monitoring progress on the implementation of all of the actions and initiatives falling under the Agreement in each sector and reporting such progress to Government
- Costing and verification of savings achieved from the implementation of these measures.
In addition, the Body is required to adjudicate on issues of interpretation pertaining to the Agreement itself and ensuring that the process and timelines for dispute provisions set out by the Agreement are adhered to.
Sectoral Bodies have been established under the National Implementation Body to facilitate managements and unions in these sectors to progress the speedy implementation of sectoral reforms.
Monitoring and Reporting on progress
Detailed Action Plans have been developed for each sector of the public service to underpin the implementation of the Agreement. The Plans set out the initiatives to be taken and the timelines within which implementation will be achieved in each relevant sector. The sectors are; Health, An Garda Síochána, The Prison Service, Education, Local Government and Civil Service and State Agency sectors.
The Body reports to Government on progress made on the implementation of various measures and publishes a report on an annual basis. The annual report includes the level of sustainable paybill savings attributed to the Agreement as well efficiencies or non-pay savings reported to the Body.
The Body requests progress reports from the various sectors of the public service on the commitments they have included on the Action Plans and assesses the reforms and savings being made on foot of those reports. Progress on key reforms such as changed work practices, redeployment, rationalisation of offices and agencies and reconfiguration of services and shared services are also included in the annual report of the Body.
Membership of the Implementation Body comprises the independent chair and nominees from Public Service Management and the Public Service Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions as follows:
Mr. Robert Watt, Secretary General/Ms. Deirdre Hanlon, Assistant Secretary, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
Ms. Oonagh Buckley, Principal Officer, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
Mr. Paul Reid, Programme Director, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
Mr. Shay Cody, General Secretary, IMPACT
Mr. Tom Geraghty, General Secretary, PSEU
Ms. Sheila Nunan, General Secretary, INTO
Ms. Patricia King, Vice-President, SIPTU
|Health Sectoral Implementation Body||Chairman: Mr. Pat Harvey|
|Education Sector Implementation Body||Chairman: Mr. David O’Callaghan
|Local Government Sector Implementation Body||Chairman: Mr. Dan Murphy|
|Prison Service Implementation Body||Chairman: Mr. Michael McLoone
|State Agency Sector Implementation Body||Chairman: Mr. John White|
|Civil Service Sector Implementation Body||Chairman: Ms. Anna Perry|
In addition, groups have been put in place to oversee the implementation of the Agreement in the Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána. The Chair of the Implementation Body chairs both of these groups