The ’employment control framework’: change afoot?
The following statement was contained in yesterday’s announcement by the Irish government on its ‘jobs initiative’.
Third Level Education
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is announcing tomorrow a relaxation of the numbers ceiling applying to non-Exchequer funded posts in the Higher Education sector, in order to further facilitate the maximum possible employment creation potential of that sector, while also encouraging institutions to seek to diversify their sources of funding away from the Exchequer.
It is envisaged that similar type arrangements will also apply to contract posts involved in research activity in non-commercial State agencies.
This suggests that some of the more ludicrous aspects of the ’employment control framework;’ will now be abandoned. We await more information.higher education