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.


Report of the Public Service Pay Commission

The Report of the Public Service Pay Commission 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 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. Links to all of the studies are available publicly on our DOCUMENTS page.