Senior Civil Service Association

Welcome to our website

Formerly known as the Association of Assistant Secretaries & Higher Grades, the Association is a non-unionised staff association representing the interests of its members drawn from the rank of Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary equivalent and higher, in the Irish civil service.

Further information about the Association can be found on our ‘ABOUT US’ page


To join the Association, please go to our MEMBERSHIP PAGE for details and to access the relevant application form.


Assistant Secretary Remuneration – Pay Comparison with the Private Sector


The Association has from time to time commissioned independent experts to establish comparisons of remuneration at senior grades in both the public and private sector.  These studies have been carried out on our behalf by Mercer, one of the world’s largest human resource consultancy firms.

The most recent of these studies was commissioned last month and has now become available. Links to all of the studies, including those carried out in previous years can be accessed via the links below.

Mercer Report, December 2016

Mercer 2009

Mercer 2013

Mercer 2015