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Commission’s Recommendations

Recommendation to the Minister

The Commission recommends that, in establishing eligibility criteria for promotions to positions in the Civil Service, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform removes any criteria that may prevent Civil Servants with the requisite knowledge, skills, experience and attributes from applying for these positions. 

The Commission asks the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to consider that, where his Department’s approval for promotions within the Civil Service is required, that this approval is made conditional on the opening of these promotions to those in the Office/Department (or within the Civil Service in the case of inter-departmental promotions) with the requisite knowledge, skills, experience and attributes to perform the duties of the position and not exclude anyone on the basis of their professional, technical and administrative background.