Archive for employment control framework

Employment Control Framework – what it might mean for me

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“I run a research group of somewhere between a half dozen and a dozen people. They are mostly post-graduate level students, but usually with a couple of post-doctoral researchers included in the group. The funding for post-docs has come both from national funding sources – HEA PRTLI, Science Foundation Ireland, etc. – and from international sources such as the EU ‘Marie Curie’ programme …” (more)

[Science, society, stuff …, 23 March]

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The legal route to terminating the ‘employment control framework’?

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Readers of this blog will by now be well familiar with the Irish ‘employment control framework’, the state-imposed mechanism for restricting the capacity of universities to hire and promote staff, even within budget …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 23 March]

Third-level reels under painful new controls

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Restrictions on third-level colleges, pushed through by the previous government in its final days, have been greeted with disbelief by academics …” (more)

[Education Matters, 22 March]

Teachers Pet

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Ruairí Quinn is under intense pressure to abolish new controls on higher education recruitment. The controls apply to all staff employed in higher education, whether their posts are funded by the exchequer or not. The implications for research activity, funded privately or by the EU, are potentially disastrous …” (more)

[Irish Times, 22 March]

These daft Soviet-style controls on universities must be abolished

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“If the Government insists that the civil service micro-manages our colleges, it will destroy third level education …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Irish Times, 22 March]

The Employment Control Framework – Attack on The Smart Economy, Academic Freedom & Employees Rights

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“A set of funding and employment rules published by Brian Lenihan on his past day in office has caused uproar amongst academic staff for the obvious reasons that it would cripple coherent university research decision-making, would be a gross attack on the terms and conditions of employment, and would seriously interfere with academic freedom …” (more, discussion thread)

[Political World, 21 March]

Personal thoughts on the ECF

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

The employment control framework & how it affects you – The Employment Control Framework (ECF) is the name given to the policy whereby the Department of Finance issues binding instructions to public sector organizations regarding the staff numbers, staff mix, and terms and conditions of employment for these bodies …” (more)

[Colm Kearney, 21 March]