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NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2021

Your Autumn 2021 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below.  A printed copy will issue to each member by post shortly.  If you have not received your copy by the end of September, please let us know on info@rcpsa.ie.  Thank you.

POSTPONEMENT – RCPSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

IMPORTANT NOTICE ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT: TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE OBJECTS OF THE RCPSA (i.e. to promote, safeguard and protect the interests of members) THE RCPSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ARRANGED FOR 30th SEPTEMBER 2021 HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  ...

NOTICE OF CONSULTATIVE FORUM (now superceded, see Latest News)

The Government’s plan is to end most COVID Restrictions by 22nd October 2021* Council has arranged for the 2021 Consultative Forumto take place on Thursday 28th Octoberin the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St. at 11.00 am. Feedback from Branches is always welcome Members of...

DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE

If you have not yet received your Digital Covid Certificate, or require your Certificate to be amended, you can access the Government self-service portal at https://covidcertificateportal.gov.ie/ or try calling the Digital COVID Certificate helpline on 1800 807 008...

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE FAIR DEAL SCHEME

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Act 2021 was signed into law on 22 July 2021.  It introduces some significant changes in the way in which the scheme operates – see the official Press Release below and the links to the Act and the Explanatory Memorandum. ...

AGE FRIENDLY IRELAND

Age Friendly Ireland was established in 2018 as a shared service function of the local government sector.  Age Friendly Ireland coordinates the national Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme.  As a shared service function, Age Friendly Ireland brings together,...

FEMPI Pay Restoration and Building Momentum

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has published the Circular on the application of 1 July 2021 FEMPI Pay Restoration for certain Civil Service Grades with basic salary of not more than €150,000 (ie Principal and Assistant Principal levels).  Circular...

DPER letter of 08.06.21 re fixed allowances

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has issued a letter to HR Managers and Personnel Officers  on the application of pension increase policy to qualifying pensions arising from restoration of fixed allowances for serving public servants on 1 October 2020....