Public Sector Agreement 2010 - 2014 - EPA Action Plan

The Public Service Agreement 2010 – 2014, (often referred to as the 'Croke Park Agreement') was agreed between Public Sector management and trade unions in April 2010.  The Agreement is designed to deliver a more citizen-focused, efficient and effective public service through a range of initiatives and measures.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fully supportive of the type of change foreseen in the Public Service Agreement and is committed to working and networking with its many stakeholders and partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver a higher quality service to the public.  Under the terms of the Public Service Agreement each public body is required to prepare and implement an Action Plan to give effect to the measures set out in the Agreement.

View details on The EPA Action Plan under the Public Service Agreement.

At the request of the Taoiseach and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, public bodies were asked to review their Action Plans in October 2012. View details on the EPA revised Action Plan.

EPA Progress Reports

First Progress Report

The First Progress ReportEPA's on the Action Plan was submitted to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in April 2011 for inclusion in the Department's report to the National Public Service Agreement Implementation Body.  The EPA Report sets out the efficiencies and improvements in delivering services that have been or are being achieved.  This Report also highlights examples of where progress has been made under the themes of Better Human Resource Management; Better Business Processes, and Delivering for the Citizen as well as cost savings in a number of areas.

The EPA Progress Report for the period April - September 2011 on the Action Plan was submitted to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in October 2011.  A summary of the main progress achieved in the reporting period highlights examples of where progress has been made under Cost Saving Initiatives, Better HR Management and Inter-Agency Collaboration, Better Business Processes and Delivering for the Citizen.

Second Progress Report

The Second Progress Report on the EPA's Action Plan was submitted to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in April 2012 covering the period April 2011 to March 2012.  The Summary of Progress Achieved highlights examples of where progress has been made under Cost Saving Initiatives, Better HR Management and Inter-Agency Collaboration, Better Business Processes and Delivering for the Citizen.  The Savings Report shows savings achieved during the reporting period.

Throughout the year under review, the EPA continued to make adaptive changes and to implement more efficient ways of working as the most effective means of delivering on its statutory obligations with reduced staffing and financial resources.  These actions have delivered significant productivity achievements in the past year.