8 Feb, 2021

OECD Using Regulatory Impact Assessment to Examine Competitiveness

2021-02-08T13:16:29+00:00February 8th, 2021|News|Comments Off on OECD Using Regulatory Impact Assessment to Examine Competitiveness

 

Some laws and regulations can result in considerable regulatory costs for businesses and citizens; a conclusion reached by the Organisation for Cooperation and Development (OECD) in a recent report on competitiveness. It used Regulatory Impact Assessment to undertake its research work. The […]

13 Jan, 2021

Circular Procurement

2021-01-13T09:17:40+00:00January 13th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Circular Procurement

An example of where the public sector can lead in a circular economy

Let’s begin at our feet, many workplaces (remember those) use carpet tiles as floor covering, they are flexible and hardwearing.  Back in the 1970’s Interface Inc’s carpet tile making site was one of the environmentally dirtiest industrial […]

11 Jan, 2021

Proofreading Skills

2021-01-11T09:13:32+00:00January 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

One of the challenges for proofreaders is knowing what rules to apply – and what is the style of your organisation. Some of the most common questions are:

  • How do you punctuate bullet-point lists?
    • Do you start with an upper-case letter?
    • Do you use punctuation at the end of lines?
    • […]

10 Jan, 2021

Chairperson’s Foreword – 2021 PAI Annual HR Conference

2021-01-10T09:43:42+00:00January 10th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Chairperson’s Foreword – 2021 PAI Annual HR Conference

Leading and managing in the new world of work

At the annual PAI HR conference in February 2020, we focused on ‘building healthy inclusive workplaces’ and we looked forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that 2020 would bring. No-one could have predicted that less than five weeks later, the COVID19 […]

5 Jan, 2021

Privilege in Regulatory Investigations

2021-01-05T10:46:26+00:00January 5th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Privilege in Regulatory Investigations

17 Dec, 2020

How to ensure Quality in Public Spending?

2020-12-17T11:57:24+00:00December 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on How to ensure Quality in Public Spending?

 

The Public Spending Code, which was updated last December, imposes obligations on the organisations that spend public money. These obligations apply to the whole range of State Bodies, from Government Departments, to State-sponsored Companies to Local Authorities. The Quality Assurance Process (QAP) […]

10 Dec, 2020

Plain English means thinking about people

2020-12-10T14:58:52+00:00December 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Plain English means thinking about people

Do you need to be a mind reader to write in plain English? No, but it helps.

As a writer, you need to put yourself in the readers’ shoes and write in a way that helps them understand easily.

We’ve all been there. Filling in an insurance form or making a tax […]

2 Dec, 2020

OECD examines impact of Covid-19 on Regulatory Process

2020-12-02T10:30:34+00:00December 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on OECD examines impact of Covid-19 on Regulatory Process

Governments came under extraordinary pressures during the past nine months to quickly develop policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has frequently meant having to use administrative procedures and new forms of co-ordination to pass a range of crisis related regulations.

15 Oct, 2020

“The Risk of Risks” – Six Building Blocks For Effective Reputation Risk Management

2020-10-15T12:48:15+01:00October 15th, 2020|News|Comments Off on “The Risk of Risks” – Six Building Blocks For Effective Reputation Risk Management

Although the Economist called reputation risk the “risk of risks” in 2007, the concept of reputation risk is relatively new – it has been around since the early 2000s but has only been more seriously examined in the last five years or so. Across all sectors and sections of society, […]

13 Oct, 2020

PAI’s Training Card Incentive Scheme.

2020-10-13T14:42:25+01:00October 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on PAI’s Training Card Incentive Scheme.

The 2021 Training Card Incentive Scheme.

Applications close Friday 18th December 2020

Public Affairs Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 Training Card Incentive Scheme.

 

In line with ‘Public Sector 2020 – The Government Reform Framework’, which advocates training for Public Sector Personnel, […]

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