The Civil Service Accountability Board is chaired by the Taoiseach and balanced with ministerial, civil service and external membership. The Board’s terms of reference are:
- To have an overall governance role across the Civil Service and advise on and support the development of the capacity and capability of the Civil Service;
- To provide oversight and review of proposals for a new performance management system for Secretaries General and the effective implementation and operation of the system across the Civil Service
- To provide oversight and review of the new programme of Organisational Capability Reviews including implementation of recommendations arising out of them; and
- To oversee Civil Service capability in implementing cross-cutting priorities set by Government or other system wide issues; this may involve considering individual case studies to promote learning and highlight best practice.
The current members of the Civil Service Accountability Board are:
The minutes of the meetings of the Board are published on an ongoing basis, and can be found below:
Accountability Board Minutes July 2016