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UCD HR Enhancing Recruitment
As part of a broader review, UCD HR (Recruitment) are currently undertaking a process improvement project titled “UCD HR Enhancing Recruitment” looking at the experiences of both those seeking to recruit staff to their School or Units and candidates applying for posts. The project is part UCD HR's commitment to Service Excellence and Continuous Improvement. UCD Agile ( will be supporting UCD HR with this project.

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012
The act which covers Garda Vetting in UCD has officially commenced and came into law on 29 April 2016.  The full act can be found on the  electornic Irish Statue Book (eISB).

Election or Appointment to Oireachtas
The Department of Education and Skills have asked each higher education institution to bring to your attention the employment and pension arrangements which will apply to staff elected or appointed to the Oireachtas with effect from the commencement of the next Oireachtas term (32nd Dáil & 25th Seanad).

Circular 18/2015: Changes to the Public Service Pension Reduction (PSPR)(.pdf)
DEPR Cirular detailing changes to the Public Service Pension Reduction (PSPR) 

Grace Period for Retirements prior to 01st April 2019
Members retiring on or before 01/04/2019 will have their pensions calculated on the rate of pay in force prior to 01/07/13. Those intending to apply for Added Years are advised to submit a retirement decision 6 months in advance of their retirement date.

Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2013 – 2018 (UCD Intranet)
Comprehensive information relating to the implementation of the Haddington Road Agreement and the Lansdowne Road Agreement