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Equivalent Grades, Corresponding Level Grades

What grades are considered equivalent for decentralisation purposes?

 

A list of equivalent grades for EO, HEO, AP and PO levels has been drawn up and agreed between the official and staff sides as follows:

 

Executive Officer

Junior Clerk (Houses of the Oireachtas)

Equivalency based on eligibility to apply for confined HEO

Higher Executive Officer

Administrative Officer

Third Secretary

Former Inspector of taxes

Auditor in the Comptroller & Auditor General’s Office

Senior Clerk (Houses of the Oireachtas)

Equivalency based on eligibility to apply for confined AP Competition

Assistant Principal

First Secretary

Senior Auditor in the Comptroller & Auditor General’s Office

Assistant Principal Committee Clerk (Houses of the Oireachtas)

Principal Clerk (Houses of the Oireachtas)

Investigator in Office of the Ombudsman

Investigator in Office of the Information Commissioner

Equivalency based on eligibility to apply for confined AP Competition

Principal

Counsellor

Deputy Director of Audit in the Comptroller & Auditor General’s Office

Principal Committee Clerk (Houses of the Oireachtas)

Senior Investigator in Office of the Ombudsman

Senior Investigator in Office of the Information Commissioner

Equivalency based on inclusion in interdepartmental PO Competition

In filling posts in oversubscribed locations, applicants at the main grades and equivalent grades form a single pool.  The posts are allocated on the basis of seniority in the main grade or the equivalent grade.  This means for example that in the allocation of HEO posts, an auditor in the Office of the C&AG is treated exactly the same as a HEO.  However, Auditors working for organisations other than the Office of the C&AG are not an equivalent grade. [Personnel Officers Guide: Chapter 3, Para 3.6]