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Our Commitment to Standards

We are actively involved in implementing our part in the national Public Service Reform process.  In the management of our work we strive to achieve the highest standards and are guided by the following polices and processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness:

Public Service Reform Programme

Public Finance Procedures

Fraud Policy

Audit Standards

Standards and Ethics

Public Service Reform Programme

This Public Service Reform Programme is being led centrally by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The goal is to achieve high-performing public service organisations that will work together to

It is also underpinned by values of integrity, fairness, accountability and openness.

Our Integrated Reform Delivery Plan has been developed in the light of the Public Service Reform Programme.

It complements our reform and efficiency activities under the Croke Park Agreement (Public Service Agreement 2010-2014).

Public Finance Procedures

Our financial procedures and accounting policies are in line with the Public Financial Procedures issued by the Department of Finance. These are a set of guidelines, issued by the Department of Finance, to ensure that public finances are managed according to best practice.  

We use the Public Financial Procedures to develop policies, procedures and guidelines for the Department and the management team that ensures our financial management is cohesive and meets the high standards expected from the public service.

Audit standards

The work of our Internal Audit Unit  in the Department is governed by international Internal Audit Standards, which comprise:

Fraud policy

Our fraud policy covers any fraud, whether perpetrated internally or externally against the Department. It includes fraud by any provider of goods and services but it does not relate to fraud in wholly independent organisations that have received grants or financial assistance from us.

Our key ways of preventing fraud are by

Standards and Ethics

All our staff comply with  the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour

For more information on our ethics obligations under the Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995 and 2001, contact the Standards in Public Office Commission

18 Lower Leeson Street

Dublin 2

D02 HE97                                                             

Telephone: 01 678 5222

LoCall: 1890 223030