Accountability Board for the Civil Service

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 minutes of the meetings of the Board are published on an ongoing basis on the Civil Service Renewal portal and on the website of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Accountability Board Minutes July 2016

Accountability Board Minutes November 2015

Accountability Board Minutes July 2015