The Agreement is facilitating the flexible redeployment of staff within and across sectors. This is critical to ensure that critical front line posts can be filled as overall staff numbers are reduced.

Under the Agreement thousands of staff have been redeployed across the public service to date. For example:

  • 4,500 people have been redeployed or reassigned in the health sector in the 12 months to March 2012.
  • 200 secondary and 950 primary teachers were redeployed for the 2011/2012 school year.
  • 507 staff were redeployed from government departments into social protection offices to help meet the needs of increased numbers on the Live Register, over 1,000 Community Welfare Officers have been redeployed from the HSE and over 700 staff from Fas have also been redeployed to the Department of Social Protection.

The Public Appointments Service (PAS) has put in place a system of Resource Panels of Civil Service and non-commercial state agency staff for redeployment in that sector and further information is available on

Redeployment arrangements for the health, local government and education sectors are managed by those sectors themselves.

In addition, the Public Appointments Service has developed a redeployment toolkit as a guide for employers and staff.

Details of further redeployment can be seen here.