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New Online UCD Organisational Chart Tool
A new interactive organisational chart tool is now available via the Employee Self Service (ESS) portal. Search for ‘Org Chart’ in the search bar to access. See this web page for more information and FAQs.

Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) – Changes Affecting the Salaries of UCD Employees (UCD Intranet)
The Department of Education and Skills Circular 0066/2020 was published on 16th September providing sanction to proceed with implementation of the Public Services Stability Agreement (PSSA) increase of 2% effective 1st October 2020.

Parental Leave Entitlement Changes effective 1 September 2020
The Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 was signed into law on 22nd 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 1st September 2019, and a further increase from 22 to 26 weeks to take effect from 1st September 2020.  Application details can be found via link above.

New Process for engaging Tutors/Demonstrators May 2020
If you are involved in the appointment of tutors or demonstrators it is important that you read the following changes for the academic year 2020/2021

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.

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.