Human Resources and Corporate Services

Field Content
Division: Parliamentary, Corporate and Legislative Affairs
Unit: Human Resources and Corporate Services
Head: Barry Murphy
  • Managing, coordinating and facilitating the delivery of the Department of Health and Children Personnel and Human Resource Management and Corporate Services functions.
Primary Legislation:
  • Employment Agency Act 1971
  • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989
  • Maternity Protection Act 1994
  • Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996
  • Organisation of Working Time Act 1997
  • Public Services Management Act 1997
  • Employment Equality Act 1998
  • National Minimum Wage Act 2000
Bodies under aegis of DoHC: None
Key Publications:
  • A Human Resource Policy for the Department of Health and Children 2005-2008
  • Mobility Policy 2005
  • Time and Attendance Policy 2005
  • Manager's Handbook 2006
Working Groups:
  • Human Resources Management Group (and sub-Group on Disability)
Record Classes: Personnel Administration Records
Flexitime system
Personal Employee Records
Competitions for Employment
Annual Leave/Sick Leave/Flexi-leave records
Department of Finance circulars
Transfer requests, decentralisation records/Pensions/Contracts/Secondment records
Records on retired staff
Records on deceased staff
Negotiations with staff bodies
Information Routinely Published: None
Significant Systems:
  • Personnel Administration System (HRMS)
Personal Information Holdings: As Above
Purpose: To carry out the HR function of the Department
Disclosees: Civil Service Commission, Other Government Departments, Trade Unions
Notes: including info an admin access practice, Ebriefs etc.: N/A