Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA)
Published on 3 November 2023
Last updated on 15 January 2024
If you are unhappy with a selection process for an appointment in the Irish public service, you can either:
You must choose between requesting a review of a decision or making a complaint about the process. You cannot choose both.
If you have already asked for a review, you cannot then make a complaint. We will accept a complaint after requesting a review only in exceptional circumstances.
See the information below to help you choose whether to make a complaint or request a review.
Make a complaint if you:
More information on the complaint process and how to make a complaint.
Request a review if you:
The Commission does not have a role in considering requests for review under Section 7. Requests should be made to the public body that carried out the selection process.
More information on the review process and how to request a review.
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