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Minister Brendan Howlin to be the keynote speaker

Conference to focus on Renewal after Recession –challenges & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Wednesday 10th December 2014 – Westin Hotel – Dublin
PAI is set to host their annual HR conference. This year the conference is taking place against a backdrop of improving economic conditions. In October, Budget 2015 saw a reduction in the programme of expenditure adjustments with some early indications that measures taken to control labour costs in the public service would be reviewed.
The Government has stated that the reform of the public service continues to be a policy priority, and the latest plan for the renewal of the civil service has set out a defined set of reforms against a strict time line for delivery. This initiative is intended to build on the Public Sector Reform Plan updated in February 2014. Speakers at the conference will address the topic of this programme for reform. They will also speak about another issue on everyone’s mind; public sector pay “post the recession”.
 
The theme of civil service disputes, and the role which the Labour Court and the LRC play in these will be analysed, as well as how the new Civil Service Renewal Plan 2014 will impact industrial relations and human resource management.
Many people talk about the damage that the recession caused to the delivery of public services, but others argue that it brought about change which has enhanced service delivery. Speakers will reflect on their own views on this, and what they think about the new ways of delivering services.
Since there is always room for improvement, some suggestions for public sector work improvements will be given by our speakers, including initiatives on the elimination of bullying and harassment in the workplace. Finally, speakers will also comment on the new legal developments which are impacting HR management in the public sector. 

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