The office of Human Resources and People Development is responsible for the recruitment, training, development and the management of Garda members and Garda staff. The office is headed up by an Executive Director and consists of the following sections:
- Garda HR & PD Section, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park
- Garda Internal Affairs, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park
- Garda Occupational Health Department, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park
- Garda Professional Standards Unit, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park
- Garda Training College, Templemore, Co Tipperary.
Garda HR & PD Section
Garda HR & PD is the lead section for policy development and strategic HR. It is responsible for internal competitions, industrial relations, equality & diversity, overseas deployment, resource deployment and transfers, Garda Reserve, health & Safety and the employee assistance service. It will make the following records available on the Garda website:
- Health & Safety system manual
- Commissioner’s Occupational Health & Safety Policy Statement
- MOU between An Garda Síochána and Health & Safety Authority
- Occupational Injury Statistics for 2014
- Hearing Conservation Programme
- The Statutory instrument governing the Promotions S.I. 485/2006 – Garda Síochána (Promotion) Regulations 2006.
- Code of Practice, Appointment to positions in the Civil Service and the Public Service by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (link to www.cpsa.ie)
Garda HR Directorate, Athlumney House, Navan:
- HR Directorate - IDA Business Park, Johnstown, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 DR90 - 046 903 6818
- Resource Management - 046 903 6815/046 903 6835 – HRM_Records@garda.ie
- Civilian Competitions/Transfers - 046 903 6853 - HRPD.CivilianCompetitions@garda.ie
- Overpayments/Disciplines - 046 903 6816 - HRM.Overpayments@garda.ie
- Civilian Pay and Pensions - 046 903 6858 - HRM.CivilianPayandPensions@garda.ie
- Garda Pensions - 046 903 6841 - HRMemail@example.com
- Corporate Services - 046 903 6857
- HR Administration – 046 903 6826
- Industrial Relations – 046 903 6830
- Garda Sick Leave - 046 903 6852 - HRM_Sick@garda.ie
- Civilian Sick Leave – 046 903 6852 - HRM.CivilianSick@garda.ie
- SAMS Helpdesk – 046 903 6890 - HRM.Sams.Helpdesk@garda.ie
Garda HR Directorate
The Directorate is responsible for most of the administrative and transactional HR functions for all garda members and civilian staff. Among the HR functions administered by the Directorate are the external recruitment of staff, pay and pensions; sick absence, annual leave and family friendly schemes (maternity, parental, adoptive, carers leave etc), personnel records, administration and statistics. The following records held by the directorate will be made available directly or information in how to access them will be given.
Health and Safety:
The Health & Safety Section assists and advises the Acting Commissioner with his statutory functions under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act, 2005, including the development of policy, programmes and procedures relating to Occupational Health & Safety for An Garda Síochána employees and visitors to Garda premises. The Section also monitors the implementation, roll-out and compliance with such policies and procedures and other relevant Health & Safety legislation and Regulations, to ensure the safety of all members and employees of An Garda Síochána and visitors to Garda Stations and other premises in the Garda Estate.
Personnel in the Overseas Office are responsible for the deployment of serving members of An Garda Síochána on secondment to the United Nations, European Union and OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe) on peace-keeping duty overseas, in co-ordination with the Departments of Justice & Equality and Foreign Affairs & Trade.
Members are selected for such duties and appropriate training is provided for the selected members prior to deployment. A Head of Delegation is selected for the duration of the deployment, to ensure the members, who remain subject to the regulations and discipline code etc., of An Garda Síochána while deployed overseas, comply with same and to ensure and monitor the safety and welfare of the members while overseas.
Pay & Pensions Section (Garda and civilian)
These circulars are now available on www.circulars.gov.ie
Policy documents/Basis for decision-making for all Pay & Pensions functions:
Civilian Pensions related Circulars & Superannuation Handbooks
Superannuation Handbook and Guidance Notes: Established Civil Service Scheme – Updated December 06
Superannuation Handbook and Guidance Notes: Non-Established State Employees Scheme – Updated December 07
Circular 19/2012 – Commencement of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme
These circulars are available on www.circulars.gov.ie
Circular 11/2012 - Public Service Pension Reform: revised ill-health and death in service arrangements for part-time public servants.
Circular 12/2009 Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement
- Re: Circular 12/2009: Q&A for the Civil Service
- Re: Circular 12/2009: Clarification in relation to the payment of the balance of the 90% lump sum at normal preserved pension age under the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement
Circular 10/2008: Public Service Pension Reform: Revised method of reckoning variable pensionable allowances for pension purposes - June 08
Circular 33/2007: Civil Service Superannuation Arrangements - Oct 07
Circular 4/2006: Purchase of Notional Service for Superannuation Purposes by Established and Non Established Civil Servants - June 06
Circular 3/2006: Civil Service Pension Schemes - Extension of time limit for option for access outlined in Circular 20/2005, and clarification of revised pension arrangements for part-time service - April 06
Circular 20/2005 – Public Service Pension Reform: Revised arrangements for part-time public servants - July 05
Circular 19/2005 - Public Service Pension Reform: Revised method of calculation of pension entitlement for public servants whose pensions are integrated with social welfare benefits - July 05
Circular 10/2005 - Public Service Pension Reform: Introduction of cost neutral early retirement - April 05
Circular 9/2005 - Public Service Pension Reform: Revised rate of compound interest for use in the calculation of refunds to the Exchequer - April 05
Circular 8/2005: Public Service Pension Reform: New scheme for the award of professional, technical and specialist added years to certain new entrant staff of the Civil and Public Service. - April 05
Scott Medal Awards.
A list of Scott Medal Awardees is available here
Sick Leave Section
- All Sick Leave files/records will be releasable outside of FOI to the individual they relate to only.
- End of year statistics as reported to DPER and published on the DPER website http://hr.per.gov.ie/sick-leave/ showing sick leave rates and costs for both Sworn and Civilian staff.
The 2013 - 2016 sick leave statistics can be found via the following link –
- Relevant links to the DPER’s website http://hr.per.gov.ie/sick-leave/
Public Service Sick Leave Regulations, Circulars, FAQs, Critical Illness Protocol Forms etc are listed on this link.
Competitions Support Unit
We will make available to individual staff members all information in relation to his/her interview on request, as appropriate.
+ Garda year end staffing figures for 2011 - 2015 are now available here.
+ Monthly civilian staffing figures broken down by grade and station (these would be subject to both policing and security issues)
+ Personnel files for Garda and Civilian members will be made available to each individual upon request. This includes all their records relating to civilian staff and their positions on transfer lists or seniority lists if requested.
We will make available to all recruits on request from the individual.
- A copy of their application form
- A copy of their medical report
- A copy of their PCT results
- Emails sent to or from the applicant
- Copies of any correspondence issued to them from the appointments office
Bullying and Harassment/Grievance files
> Any person who invokes the Bullying & Harassment/Grievances Policy/Procedures is entitled to information relating to them only. A copy of the complaint can be requested by complainant and person complained of only.
> All Circulars/Directives relating to these processes will be made available.
Dignity at Work – An Anti-Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy for the Irish Civil Service
Circular 11/2001 – Revised Grievance Procedures
Doctor Payment Scheme
Doctors who are subject to this scheme are entitled to information relating to the costs incurred by them. Any circulars relating to the scheme are published on the DPER website.
- We will publish all general agreements e.g. Croke park, Haddington Road.
Circular 08/2010:Redeployment Scheme setting out arrangements to apply in the Civil Service and between the Civil Service and Non-Commercial State Sponsored Bodies (NCSSBs) as set out in the Public Service Agreement 2010-14 (the Croke Park Agreement)
Circular 13/2014:Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 … 2016 (Haddington Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013 - Application of sections 2.24 and 2.25 of the Haddington Road Agreement to all Staff other than Teachers and SNAs employed by ETBs
Disability Liaison Officer
- In 2014, 66 (2.747%) civilian staff members declared that they have a disability.
- In 2014 - One Ergonomically Tailored Chair was purchased to accommodate a civilian staff member in the workplace.
- Circular 14/2006:Civil Service Disciplinary Code revised in accordance with the Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005
While the best care has been taken to include all the relevant circulars, there may be additional circulars available on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform website.
Retirement/Departure statistics (by rank/grade, by year, departure type for civilian staff and Garda members).
Civilian Retirement Statistics 2017 departures civilian staff
|Death in Service||1||1||2|
*CNER – Cost Neutral Early Retirement Scheme
Garda Retirement Statistics 2017 Sworn Members
|2017||Vol. Retire||Compul Retire||Medical Discharge||Dismiss on Prob||Resign||Dismissal||Death*||CNER||Dismiss CNER||Total|
*CNER – Cost Neutral Early Retirement Scheme
Garda Retirement Statistics 2017 Sworn Members by Rank
|2017||Comm||Deputy Comm||Assistant Comm||Chief Super||Super||Inspector||Sgt||Garda||Total|
The following is a breakdown of the statistics for family friendly initiatives to 31/12/17 for civilian staff and Garda members.
Parental Leave to 31/12/2017
|No. of Applicants|
Worksharing to 31/12/2017
|No W/S on 31/12/2017|
Career Breaks to 31/12/2017
|No. on C/B at 31/12/2017|
Incentivised Career Break at 31/12/2017
|Currently on ICB|
Shorter Working Year to 31/12/2017
|Staff availing of SWY yr to date||No of weeks taken yr to date|
Carers Leave to 31/12/2017
|No currently on Carer’s Leave|
Maternity Leave to 31/12/2017
|On Mat Leave at 31/12/2017||Commenced Mat Leave 2017|
Unpaid Mat Leave to 31/12/2017
|On Unpaid Mat at 31/12/2017||Commenced Unpaid Mat Yr to date|
|The following is a breakdown of the statistics for family friendly initiatives 2017 to the 31st December for civilian staff of An Garda Síochána.|
|Grade||No of Applicants|
|Grade||Staff W/S on 31/12/2017|
|Grade||No. on Career Break at 31/12/2017|
Shorter Working Year Scheme
|Grade||Staff availing of SWY in 2017||No. of Weeks|
|Grade||Staff who commenced Maternity leave during 2017||Staff on Maternity Leave at 31/12/2017|
Unpaid Maternity Leave
|Grade||Staff who commenced Unpaid Maternity leave during 2017||Staff on Unpaid Maternity Leave at 31/12/2017|
|Grade||Staff on Carer’s Leave at 31/12/2017|
+ Policy documents pertaining to all Family Friendly Schemes – including Circulars, HQ Directives, Office Notices etc.
The following circulars are available on ww.circulars.gov.ie
Circular 22/2009 - Bereavement Leave in the Civil Service
Circular 4/2013 - Career Break Scheme in the Civil Service
Circular 20/2008 - Parental Leave in the Civil Service - new provisions
Circular 14/2009 – Shorter Working Year Scheme
Circular 31/2001 - Civil Service Worksharing Scheme
Circular 11/2013 - Revision of Working Hours and Flexible Working Arrangements for Civil Servants
Circular 12/2013 - Amendment to the Civil Service Worksharing Scheme
Circular 27/2003 - Annual Leave
Circular 05/2010 - Force Majeure and Other Urgent Family Reasons Leave
Circular 30/06: Adoptive Leave Act 2005
Circular 7/1982 - Special leave with pay on marriage
Circular 20/2008: Parental Leave in the Civil Service
Circular 9/1987 - Increments
Circular 16/1999 Special Corrective Appliances required for work with display screen equipment and visual display units
The following legislation is available on www.irishstatutebook.ie
Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997
Parental Leave Act, 1998
Parental Leave (Amendment) Act, 2006 Maternity Protection Act, 1994
Adoptive Leave Act, 2005
S.I. No. 63/1925 - The Garda Síochána Pensions Order
S.I. No. 32/1933 Garda Síochána (Pensions) Act, 1933
S.I. No. 41/1947 GARDA SIOCHANA (PENSIONS) ACT, 1947
S.I. No. 410/1951 - Garda Síochána Pensions Order, 1951
S.I. No. 199/1981 - Garda Síochána Pensions Order, 1981
- Individual Pension files can be made available to individual staff members to view.