To: The Higher Education Authority for dissemination to Technological University Dublin, all Institutes of Technology, the National University of Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy, Mary Immaculate College of Education, the National College of Art and Design and St. Angela’s College.
Application of 1st July 2021 FEMPI Pay Restoration of certain staff with salaries of not more than €150,000
The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science wishes to inform Higher Education Institutions of the application of adjustments to the salaries of certain staff in accordance with the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017.
1.1 This restoration applies to certain public service grades.
1.2. The pay adjustment should be applied, as appropriate from 1 July 2021.
2.1. This Circular sets out the pay restoration due on 1 July 2021 as provided for by section 19 of the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 (“the Act”). Where section 19 applies, it relates to grades with basic salary of not more than €150,000.
2.2. The completion of outstanding pay restoration for grades with basic salary of more than €150,000 is due by 1 July 2022 under section 20 of the Act, and will be subject to a further notification at that time.
3. Pay restoration arising from section 19 of the Act
3.1. In accordance with section 19 of the Act, the annualised amount of the basic salary shall stand at the amount which stood immediately before the enactment of the section 2 FEMPI No.2 Act of 2009 salary level.
3.2. Where section 19 of the 2017 Act applies, it relates to grades with a basic salary of not more than €150,000. The majority of public servants not encompassed by the July 2021 restoration have already received any pay restoration due under the 2017 Act.
3.3. In line with section 19(3) of the 2017 Act, no further restoration is due where the basic salary is equal to or exceeds the amount at which it stood immediately before the enactment of section 2 of the FEMPI No. 2 Act of 2009.
3.4. Where restoration is due for a particular grade, all points on that salary scale are included in the circular, for completeness. Some points on that scale will have previously received restoration.
4. Circulation and queries
4.1. Please ensure that the content of this Circular is brought to the attention of all relevant staff in your employment including those on leave of absence.
4.2. This Circular can be accessed on the Department’s website.
4.3. Any queries regarding anomalies identified or other enquiries in relation to this Circular should be forwarded by email to ESR_HEI@dfheris.gov.ie
Maev Nic Lochlainn
External Staff Relations
13 July 2021
See appendices in attached circular below
Circular 001/2021: July 2021 FEMPI Restoration IOT/TU