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.


Pay Restoration – The Story So Far

Follow the history of developments on the pay front from 2008 to the present – including the current situation in regard to pay restoration for the Assistant Secretary & Deputy Secretary grades in our Members Area.

Report of the Public Service Pay Commission

The Report of the Public Service Pay was published on 9 May 2017. A copy of the Report along with a summary of its key conclusion can be found in our Members’ Area

Assistant Secretary Remuneration – Pay Comparisons


The Association has from time to time commissioned independent experts to establish comparisons of remuneration for senior grades in the Irish civil service with that comparable employment in the private sector here as well as with comparable civil service grades in other jurisdictions. These studies have been carried out on our behalf by Mercer, one of the world’s largest human resource consultancy firms. Links to all of the studies are available publicly on our DOCUMENTS page.