Civil Service People Strategy

The People Strategy for the Civil Service 2017 – 2020 sets the overarching strategic HR agenda for the Civil Service from 2017 to 2020. The Strategy was developed, in line with action 7 in the Civil Service Renewal Plan, to build strategic HR capability in the Civil Service. It was formally launched by Paschal Donohoe, TD, Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, on 19th October 2017.

The People Strategy builds on the strengths of the Civil Service and on the significant progress made under the Civil Service Renewal Plan. The Strategy will help to embed Civil Service Renewal HR initiatives as key business processes and will create a solid foundation for strengthening strategic HR capability beyond 2020.

The Strategy was developed in collaboration with the HR Community (i.e. those working in HR in the Civil Service) and senior management, under the stewardship of a Strategic HR Steering Group.

The People Strategy sets out the broad priorities for people management and development in the Civil Service. It focuses on the key people challenges for the Civil Service and is designed to ensure that current and future skill gaps are anticipated and addressed, that all colleagues are well managed and led in an environment that recognises their professional aspirations and personal challenges and encourages high performance.

The Civil Service People Strategy focuses on the following three key cross cutting strategic HR priorities shared by all Departments and Offices:

 Be an Employer of Choice
 Build the Workforce of the Future
 Build, Support and Value Managers as People Developers

These strategic priorities will be supported by an enabling priority which will position HR as a strategic driver.