Human Resources Management

The HSE has in place a wide range of written policies, circulars and guidelines that are applicable to all HSE employees and are essential to support administrative personnel functions, performance management and employee relations. 

The HSE Code of Standards and Behaviour defines the overall framework within which all employees are expected to work.  It sets out the principles which should govern the behaviour of employees and the values which the HSE espouses. Individual departments and offices, and bodies funded by the HSE, meet the standards and may also wish to provide additional guidance as appropriate for their own employees relevant to their own particular circumstances.   Separate guidance is given to board members in the Terms of Reference of the HSE Board. The Code is published as part of the HSE Employee Handbook; induction processes include instructions on the provisions of the Code of Standards and Behaviour and all new employees receive a copy.  The full version of the HSE Code of Standards and Behaviour document is contained in Appendix 5. The Policy Statement on Fraud is set out in Appendix 6 and details employees’ responsibilities with regard to fraud prevention, what to do if fraud is suspected and the action that will be taken by management.        

A full listing of the current approved national HR documents with links to the full documents is provided below:

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