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Public Servants covered by the guidelines

17.   These guidelines cover the following persons:

(i)     a person, who is not a member of Dáil Éireann or of Seanad Éireann, who holds or held the office of Attorney General; 

         (If you are Attorney General and you are a member of either House you should refer to the Guidelines for Office Holders published by the Standards Commission).

(ii)    a person who holds or held a designated directorship of a public body, as prescribed by regulations made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (see Appendix 3);

(iii)   a person who occupies or occupied a designated position of employment in a public body, as prescribed by regulations made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, including a position in respect of which the maximum salary is not less than the maximum salary of a Principal Officer (General Service Grade) in the Civil Service, i.e. €94,535 with effect from 1 October 2018 (see Appendices 2 and 3);

(iv)   a person who holds or held or occupies or occupied an office or position as:

         Comptroller and Auditor General;

Ombudsman;

Data Protection Commissioner, Data Protection Commission (with effect from 21 November 2018);

Director of Public Prosecutions;          

Director of Corporate Enforcement;

Information Commissioner;

Registrar of Friendly Societies;

Ombudsman for Children;

Chairman, Deputy Chairman or ordinary member of the Labour Court;

Member of the Law Reform Commission;

Coimisinéir Teanga;

Controller of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks;

Defence Forces Ombudsman;

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (with effect from 21 November 2018);

Deputy Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (with effect from 21 November 2018);

Member of the Garda Síochaná Ombudsman Commission;

Commissioner of Valuation;

Commissioner for Environmental Information;

Appeal Tribunal within the meaning of Part 3 of the Prisons Act 2007 (No. 10 of 2007);

Registrar of Companies;

Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland (with effect from 11 July 2013);

Regulator of the National Lottery (with effect from 29 January 2015);

CEO, Citizens Information Board (with effect from 21 November 2018);

External Adjudicators, Workplace Relations Commission (with effect from 21 November 2018);

(v)    a person who holds, or held, or occupies, or occupied, such other office or position as may be prescribed by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform;

(vi)      a person who occupies or occupied a position as a special adviser (as defined in Part 8).