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  • 22-05-2022 3:38pm
    Registered Users Posts: 37 maggie magoo


    I have 6 years pubic service from before I had my kids and have recently gone back working. I was on a LSI on Grade 4 salary. Having relocated I am now hoping to get a Clerical Officer Grade 3 position and was wondering what salary I'd likely start off at if I am successful. I did hear that my previous service would stand to me. Thanks in advance!


  • Registered Users Posts: 504 ✭✭✭ gerbilgranny

    I think it will.

    I joined the Civil Service 25 years ago, after taking some time off work to look after my two young children.

    I had previously had 12 years in the Public Service.

    I had to start back at the bottom of the scale (awful!), but there was some ruling back sometime around 2003/4 or so, that meant I could apply retrospectively for incremental credit in respect of my previous public service. Therefore I would think that it should happen automatically for you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 724 ✭✭✭ doc22

    grade 4 isn't the same as a Clerical Officer Grade 3, that can be an issue. As you can't claim increments for non analogous service.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37 maggie magoo

    Ok, thanks for the replies doc22 and gerbilgranny. Hopefully my service will be taken into account if I get back into Public Service!

  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ mtb_sends

    Can anyone tell me is flexitime and flexi-leave a thing in the public sector or is that just civil service roles?

  • Registered Users Posts: 262 ✭✭ 2 fast

    It's in public service aswell

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  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ mtb_sends

    @2 fast is it used in all public sector organisations or only some just out of curiosity? I have accepted a role with a public sector organisation but see no reference to either in the staff handbook.

  • Registered Users Posts: 262 ✭✭ 2 fast

    From my experience it is my company don't have it in the handbook but have a separate policy

  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ Moving2017

    It’s not in all public sector organisations! I know of several that don’t offer flexi-time!

    I would recommend asking directly if you want to know for sure.