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Audits of Recruitment and Selection Activity

The Commission prepares a short report detailing the outcome of each audit and evaluation process and, where appropriate, includes recommendations to address any area for improvement identified during the exercise.

The following audits have been carried out over the past few years and are available to read or download.

June 2017Audit of Appointment Processes for two senior positions in the Health Business Service Directorate in the Health Service Executive
April 2017Audit of Appointments to Consultant positions in the Health Service Executive (HSE) conducted by the
Public Appointment Service
March 2016Audit of Policies and Practices relating to Local Recruitment
and Appointments by HR Departments for HSE Hospital Groups :
(i) University Hospital Waterford
(ii) University Hospital Limerick
December 2015Audit of Recruitment and Selection Policies and Practices within An Garda Síochána relating to promotions to the Rank of Sergeant and Inspector
February 2015Audit of Policies and Practices relating to Appointments within the Houses of the Oireachtas
November 2014Audit of Policies and Practices relating to Internal Appointments within the Irish Prison Services
September 2014Appointment Process for the position of Executive Officer in Revenue
July 2013Appointment Processes for the position of Administrative Officer in Revenue in 2012
February 2013Report on Pre-Appointment Screening Procedures employed by the National Recruitment Service for the Health Service Executive (HSE)
October 2012Recruitment by the Public Appointments Service to Senior Professional Positions in the Local Authorities
September 2012Review of the Written Assessment for the Mature Code Nursing Campaign carried out by the Public Appointments Service
February 2012Audit Report on Senior Recruitment to the Civil Service
July 2011Eligibility Criteria for Promotion of Staff in Civil Service
July 2011Thematic Audit of Excluding Orders, Acting-Up Appointments and Statistical Returns of Recruitment Activity
March 2011Internal Appointments within the Office of the Revenue Commissioners
June 2010Thematic Audit of Internal Promotions and Recognition of Service (Seniority) in the Civil and Public Service