The Public Service Stability Agreement (SSP) regulates compensation and related issues (including the “retirement levy”) for almost all public servants and public servants, as well as for public servants of non-commercial organizations and “Section 38” agencies, for which the salary schedules follow the public service. While these two provisions are well behind the reinstatement of overtime introduced for some civil servants under the 2013 Haddington Road agreement, they offer options for employees for whom time is more important than money. They were the best thing that could be achieved through negotiation. Productivity Measures The PSSA states that the productivity policies set out in the 2013 Lansdowne Road Agreement can continue to apply and be updated to reflect different renewal policies mentioned in the text. In addition, there is a need to introduce performance management systems into parts of the public service where they are not yet available. And it requires parties to discuss more open recruitment “if this is likely to meet organizational needs.” Outsourcing, personnel and related issues Despite management`s attempts to significantly dilute them, the PSSA maintains all outsourcing protections acquired by unions in negotiations that resulted in previous agreements at Croke Park (2010) and Haddington Road (2013). AHCPS first union, the vote on the public sector wage agreement resolved the pension contribution anomalies Two current “additional contributions” (formerly “retirement contributions”) are being corrected under the ASSP. From January 2019, employees who entered the public service after January 2013 and are in the single public service system that was in place at the time will pay only two-thirds of the supplementary contribution rate. From January 2020, this figure will fall to one-third. This reflects the fact that the benefits of the single system differ from those of the previous system. Some unions have ruled out a new public service agreement unless the issue of working time is addressed, but management – particularly in the health sector – has warned that overtime is now integrated into the system and that services and service tables would be affected without them. Work-Life Balance The PSSA is committed to ensuring that the administration ensures that work-life balance agreements (including flexible work) are available as much as possible in public and public services.