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Introduction

This tenth edition of the guidelines for public servants on compliance with the provisions of the Ethics Acts has been drawn up to take account of Statutory Instruments enacted in 2012 and 2013 which revise the designated directorships and designated positions in public bodies.  S.I. 575 of 2012 and S.I. 582 of 2012 came into effect on 1 January 2013 and this tenth edition of the guidelines applies from that date. In addition, SI 265 of 2013 and SI 271 of 2013 came into effect on 11 July 2013. Where indicated, the guidelines apply from that date. Where further regulations prescribing designated directorships and designated positions of employment have subsequently been made, these guidelines will apply to such directorships and positions from the date indicated.

Where further regulations are made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform after the publication of these guidelines which prescribe public bodies, designated directorships and/or designated positions of employment in public bodies, but do not make any substantive changes to the legislative requirements as set out below, the guidelines will not be revised. Any changes to the lists of public bodies, designated directorships and/or designated positions of employment will be reflected in the relevant paragraph or appendix. Relevant salary amounts may also be updated when required.

These guidelines deal with:

•          annual statements of interests;

•          statements of a material interest, and

•          requirements regarding tax clearance.

Appendix 1 contains the formats for statements of interests for use by various categories of public servants.

Appendix 2 sets out the current list of designated positions in civil service Departments/Offices.

Appendix 3 sets out the current lists of designated directorships and designated positions in the wider public service. Appendix 3 also sets out the officer of the body to who designated directors and the relevant authority to whom occupiers of designated positions furnish statements.