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The Treatment of Applications for Decentralisation by Tax Officers and Higher Tax Officers

AGREEMENT

 

  1. From 1 July 2007, the grade of Higher Tax Officer (HTO) will become eligible to be treated as an Executive Officer (EO) equivalent interdepartmentally for the purpose of both head-to-head transfers and eligibility for HEO competitions .  Similarly Tax Officers (TO) will become eligible to be treated as Clerical Officers (CO) on the same date.  In advance of this date, there is no equivalency for HTOs and TOS, except within the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.  
  2. Therefore the current position is that HTOs may be considered for non-Revenue decentralised EO posts and TOs considered for non-Revenue CO posts from 1 July 2007 with their seniority counting from that date. 
  3. For the purposes of decentralisation only, HTOs and TOs who have applied for a decentralised post in an organisation other than the Revenue Commissioners can have the date of equivalency brought forward.  A HTO or TO who accepts an offer of a decentralising transfer to a department or office other than the Revenue Commissioners will be recertified to EO or CO respectively by the Revenue Commissioners on the date that the transfer takes place. 
  4. Seniority in the EO grade, of a former HTO, will count from the date of recertification.  Seniority in the CO grade, of a former TO, will count from the date of commencement in the new organisation. 
  5. The bringing forward of the recertification date is for the purposes of decentralisation only and therefore HTOs who are recertified as EOs in advance of 1 July 2007 will not be eligible to apply for promotion to Higher Executive Officer until 1 July 2007. 
  6. HTOs who are recertified as EOs will not be eligible to be considered for EO higher scales in their new department or office and cannot be counted by that organisation in calculating the number of EO higher scale posts.
  7. There will be no mechanism for HTOs recertified as EOs and TOs recertified as COs to be recertified back to the former grade or to return to the Revenue Commissioners from the decentralising organisation to which they have transferred on recertification. 
  8. The posts vacated by decentralising HTOs within the Office of the Revenue Commissioners will be filled by EOs and not by HTOs.  Similarly posts vacated by decentralising TOs will be filled by COs and not by TOs. 
  9. Any arrangements relating to decentralisation made by departments and offices in advance of the date of this agreement will be unaffected by it and cannot be challenged on the basis of anything included in this document.
  10. These arrangements do not alter the other provisions of the Integration Agreement and the staff side accepts that they give rise to no other claims.

 

Placing of TOs and HTOs under new arrangements for location XYZ  

  1. CO or EO at the desk who applied before 7/9/04 and had 1st preference as XYZ.
  2. CO or EO in the Department who applied before 7/9/04 and had 1st preference as XYZ.
  3. CO or EO on transfer list who applied before 7/9/04 and had 1st preference as XYZ.
  4. CO or EO in other Departments who applied before 7/9/04 and had 1st preference as XYZ.
  5. CO or EO at the desk who applied before 7/9/04 and who changed 1st preference to XYZ in a two to ten trawl.
  6. CO or EO in the Department who applied before 7/9/04 and who changed 1st preference to XYZ in a two to ten trawl.
  7. CO or EO on a transfer list who applied before 7/9/04 and who changed 1st preference to XYZ in a two to ten trawl.
  8. CO or EO in other Department who applied before 7/9/04 and who changed 1st preference to XYZ in a two to ten trawl.
  9. TO or HTO who applied before 7/9/04 ranked by seniority as a TO or HTO.
  10. TO or HTO who applied before 7/9/04 and who changed 1st preference to XYZ in a two to ten trawl.
  11. COs and TOs and EOs and HTOs who applied after 7/9/04 ranked by date of application.

 

 

Memorandum of Understanding between IMPACT and the Revenue Commissioners