The attached document provides a summary of the terms and conditions of employment in the Irish Civil Service. The summary is for the information of Civil Service staff. It does not cover all aspects of the Civil Service Personnel Code, many of which are quite complex, and does not constitute a legal interpretation of the governing statutes and regulations. Full details of these conditions of service are set out in circulars issued by the former Department of the Public Service or the Department of Finance. These circulars are regularly referred to in the following notes and they are available on the Civil Service personnel code website.