A new Public Service Sick Leave Scheme was introduced on 31st March 2014. The new scheme provides that employees who are absent on sick leave may receive up to a maximum of 3 months on full pay followed by 3 months on half pay in a rolling 4 year period. These new provisions apply to all health service employees (both officer and support staff grades) and supersede all existing arrangements. Details of the new arrangements are set out in HR Circular 020/2013 and HR Circular 005/2014 below.
Further information on sick leave arrangements can be found by clicking on the links below.
HR Circular 005 2014 re Public Service Management (Sick Leave) Regulations 2014
HR Circular 020 2013 re New Public Service Sick Pay Scheme 1st January 2014
HR Circular 020 2012 re Self Certified Paid Sick Leave Arrangements
Long Term Absence Benefit Schemes Guidelines December 2012
To view the HSE Managing Attendance Policy (2009), please click here.
Memo re Recording of Sickness Absence 11 November 2015
Memo re Sickness Absence/Pay - Outstanding Issues, 3 July 2015
New Public Service Sick Leave Scheme information letter 11 March 2014
Health Service Communication Pack - New Sick Leave Scheme 11 March 2014
Update on commencement date for new Public Service Sick Leave Scheme 17th December 2013
HSE Terms and Conditions of Employment