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Hourly Paid Claimants – HR Payroll Deadlines for December 2019 and January 2020

Information on Christmas and January deadlines can be found at link above.

Parental Leave Entitlement Changes effective 1 September 2019
The Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 was signed into law on 22 May 2019. The Act provides for an additional 4 weeks of parental leave i.e an increase from 18 to 22 weeks to take effect from 1 September 2019 and a further increase from 22 to 26 weeks to take effect from 1 September 2020. Application details can be found at the link above.

Award of Tenure 2019
The application process for the Award of Tenure is now open for 2019. Application details can be found at the link above.

Central Pool Academic Appointments
University College Dublin is undertaking a major expansion of academic positions to grow our capacity in areas of strategic importance leading to the creation of the Central Pool Academic Appointments programme. There are three modes of appointment which are the Ad Astra Fellows, the Reactive mode and the Strategic mode. 

Please click on the Central Pool Academic Appointment Policy for more information.

Increase in Compulsory Retirement Age
The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act 2018 was signed into law on 26/12/2018 and provides for an increase in the compulsory retirement age from 65 to 70 for pre-April 2004 public servants.   

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Following the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018, UCD HR’s Privacy Statements and Data Retention policy can be found here.

Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) – Changes Affecting the Salaries of UCD Employees (UCD Intranet)
UCD received sanction on the 21st December from the Department of Education and Skills to proceed with implementation of both Phase II of pay restoration and the LRA increase of 1% effective 1st January 2018. Click here for relevant documentation e.g. circular.

Adopting the terms of S.I. 582 of 2014 for the UCD pre-2013 Superannuation Scheme (Model) (UCD Intranet)
As directed by the Department of Education & Skills new updated Rules contained in S.I. 582 of 2014 will be the “de facto” superannuation scheme applying in all relevant non-commercial state bodies for the Model Pension Scheme. Further information is available through the link above.

Grace Period for Retirements prior to 01 April 2019Members 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.

Update on Catering Orders for Interviews

At a recent UMT meeting they reviewed a proposal on the process of ordering catering for interviews.  It was agreed that responsibility for ordering catering for interviews should be transferred to schools and units.

UCD HR will begin implementing this change with effect from Friday 29 November 2019.

Click here for further details.