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									                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and         Target Date Performance         Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken        for         Indicators          Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element       completing                      No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                  Action

27.1-3
/28.1-5         The Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan
                should contribute generally to the ability of
                Department Enterprise Trade & Employment and
                other Government Departments as appropriate,
                to deliver on their 2005-2007 and subsequent
                strategy statements

                Modernisation and Flexibility
                Cooperation    with     the      introduction    of December   Allocation of
                modernisation and flexibility initiatives including 2007       staff resources
                the following:                                                 post VLP in line
                                                                               with business
                                                                                                  Yes
                Project 1: Implement the voluntary leaving                     objectives
                programme.

                Action: Engagement and co-operation on staff                                      Ongoing
                issues relating to filling posts, post VLP.

                Project 2 Performance Development System

                Action: Continue to embed the performance         December     Embed              Ongoing
                development system within the organisation.       2008         effective




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and         Target Date Performance       Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken        for         Indicators        Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element       completing                    No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                  Action

                Action: Training for staff and managers on                    performance       Ongoing
                performance development process as required.                  development
                Action: Identify skill development                            programme
                programmes/training for staff in line with                    across
                performance development programme.                            organisation




                Project      3    Further   development    of  EI December    Staff continue    Ongoing
                engagement model with client companies            2007        to attend
                Action: Continue to work with trade unions and                development
                staff within EI to develop greater clarity on the             programmes
                roles of client facing executives.                            and training in
                                                                              line with
                                                                              development
                                                                              needs
                                                                              identified
                                                                              through
                                                                              performance




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and         Target Date Performance       Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken        for         Indicators        Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element       completing                    No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                  Action

                                                                              development
                                                                              process

                                                                              Agree      role
                                                                              definition and
                                                                              business
                                                                              delivery model.
                Project 4: Review recruitment and selection
                process within EI.
                Action : Research on best practice recruitment December       Enhanced         Ongoing
                and selection practices within the public and 2007            recruitment
                private sectors.                                              and    selection
                Action: Consultation between management and                   system        to Yes
                the trade union groups on the most effective                  support       EI
                recruitment and selection process for EI in line              business
                with business needs.                                          needs.




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and           Target Date Performance      Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken          for         Indicators       Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element         completing                   No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                    Action

                Project 5 Review of financial processes within EI   December     Implement       Ongoing
                Action: Finalise report and implement               2007         changes to EI
                appropriate changes to financial processes within                financial
                EI                                                               process     to
                                                                                 improve
                Project 6 EI to lead process to establish a         Quarter    1 process    for Yes
                Memorandum of Understanding with the Irish          2007         client
                Chartered Accountants of Ireland to establish a                  companies.
                new standard that will provide clear guidance for
                accounts in their preparation of Accountant                      Agree     and
                reports on grant claims for EI client companies.                 implement the
                This will have the benefit of developing a                       MOU.
                standard best practice for grant claims.

                Project 7 Completion of Grant Claim Roadmap       March 2007     Positive         Yes
                for Client Companies, outlining process and                      feedback from
                timeframe for client companies claiming financial                clients on value
                support from EI                                                  of Grant Claim
                Action: Finalise and publish Roadmap for Clients.                Roadmap.

                Project 8 EI Board decision September 2006

                Management and Trade Unions accept the need




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and              Target Date Performance       Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken             for         Indicators        Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element            completing                    No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                       Action

                for the integration of the EI services currently
                provided from various sites in the Dublin area
                onto the selected Dublin site.                         Quarter 1
                                                                       2008        Provision of
                Action: Management and the trade unions are                        services at the
                committed to using agreed industrial relations                     selected single
                procedures as outlined in Towards 2016 and to                      site
                enter new partnership mechanisms to the fullest
                extent to deal with the all the issues that arise in
                achieving the objective of full integration of the
                whole organisation to the selected single
                location.

27.4-7          Stable Industrial Relations
                The parties recognize the importance of stable
                industrial relations and are committed to
                maintaining a well managed industrial relations
                environment to minimize disputes affecting the
                level of service to the public. A stable industrial
                relations climate has important benefits for the
                general public and the public service itself.
                These benefits includes the provision of




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and           Target Date Performance        Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken          for         Indicators         Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element         completing                     No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                    Action

                uninterrupted services, improved productivity
                and staff morale, increased public confidence
                and the maintenance of Ireland as a desired
                location for foreign direct investment.

                Many public services differ from services which
                  are provided by the private sector in that
                  they are essential services which the public
                  cannot obtain from alternative sources.
                  Providers of essential services and their
                                                                                Resolution of
                  staff, therefore, have a special responsibility   Ongoing                        Ongoing
                                                                                issues in a
                  to ensure that they have well developed
                                                                                timely manner
                  communication channels and to seek to
                                                                                and in line with
                  resolve problems before they escalate into                    agreed
                  industrial disputes. If the problem cannot be                 procedures/tim
                  resolved then it is agreed by all parties to                  eframes
                  take up all available dispute resolution
                  mechanisms (both statutory and non-
                  statutory). The parties are agreed on the
                  importance of confidence in regard to wage
                  developments, Specifically, employers
                  expect unions to adhere to the terms agreed




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and         Target Date Performance   Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken        for         Indicators    Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element       completing                No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                  Action

                     and unions expect the terms agreed to be
                     applied to their members.

                This agreement:
                   o Provides that no cost-increasing claims
                      by trade unions or employees for
                      improvements in pay or conditions of
                      employment, other than those provided
                      for in Sections 27.17 and 27.20, will be
                      made or processed during the currency
                      of the Agreement;
                   o Commits employers, trade unions and
                      employees to promoting industrial
                      harmony; and
                   o Precludes strikes or other forms of
                      industrial action by trade unions,
                      employees or employers in respect of any
                      matters covered by this agreement,
                      where the employer or trade union
                      concerned is acting in accordance with
                      the provisions of this Agreement.




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and           Target Date Performance   Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken          for         Indicators    Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element         completing                No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                    Action

                The parties are agreed that engagement at
                local level in relation to issues in dispute must
                be meaningful and undertaken in a spirit of
                making every effort to reach agreement at the
                earliest possible stage.
                Where the parties cannot reach agreement
                     through negotiations on any matters
                     covered by this Agreement after local
                     discussion, these will be referred to the
                     Labour Relations Commission and, if
                     unresolved, these shall jointly be referred
                     to the Labour Court or, where appropriate,
                     to other agreed machinery. Where a
                     Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme
                     applied, the referral shall be to the
                     Conciliation machinery under the Scheme
                     and if unresolved shall be referred jointly
                     to the Arbitration Board acting in an ad
                     hoc capacity.
                If a dispute arises as to what constitutes a
                     breach of the Agreement, after local
                     discussion the matter will be referred to




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and               Target Date Performance   Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken              for         Indicators    Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element             completing                No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                        Action

                        the LRC and, if unresolved, it shall jointly
                        be referred to the Labour Court Section
                        20(2) of the Industrial Act, 1969, and the
                        parties will accept the outcome. Where a
                        Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme
                        applies, the referral shall be to the
                        Conciliation machinery under the Scheme
                        and, if unresolved, shall be jointly referred
                        to the Arbitration Board, acting in an ad
                        hoc capacity, and the parties will accept
                        the outcome.

                Where there is a disagreement as to what
                   constitutes normal ongoing change, after
                   local discussion the matter will be referred
                   to the LRC, and if unresolved, it shall
                   jointly be referred to the Labour Court for
                   adjudication under Section 20 (2) of the
                   Industrial Act, 1969, and the parties will
                   accept the outcome. Where a Conciliation
                   and Arbitration Scheme applies, the
                   referral shall be to the Conciliation




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and              Target Date Performance     Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken             for         Indicators      Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element            completing                  No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                       Action

                        machinery under the Scheme and, if
                        unresolved, shall be jointly referred to the
                        Arbitration Board, acting in an ad hoc
                        capacity, and the parties will accept the
                        outcome.

                Project 1
                On-going dialogue between management and
                the trade unions with a commitment to engage
                expeditiously on IR issues.

                Action: Follow agreed industrial relations
                  procedures in a timely manner

28.6            Teamworking and Cross Functional Working
                There will be situations where work can be
                discharged in the most effective manner by
                assigning particular tasks to a group comprising
                people in different grades and disciplines.
                                                                       December    Team Member     Ongoing
                Project 1                                              2008        training for
                A Teamwork Sponsor Group has been established                      100% of staff




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and           Target Date Performance    Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken          for         Indicators     Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element         completing                 No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                    Action

                within EI to support initiatives related to                     Team
                embedding teamwork (which has been identified                   Leadership
                as a core value within EI.) The purpose of the                  training for
                group is to review data collected from members                  100% of team
                of staff through workshops and to champion                      leaders and
                team working across the organisation.                           managers
                Action: Workshop on team working for all staff
                                                                                Continue to
                Action: 1 to 1 coaching and training for team
                                                                                embed
                members and team leaders.
                                                                                teamwork.
28.7-8          New Technology and eGovernment
                Co-operation with the introduction of new
                technology will continue. It is accepted that the
                use of new technology may necessitate
                significant changes in work processes in order
                that the benefits of technology will be maximised
                There will be full co-operation with eGovernment
                projects including cross organisational projects
                and with the organisational and structural change
                where necessary.
                eGovernment projects are a growing feature of
                work in the public service and have the potential
                to provide existing, combined and new services




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and           Target Date Performance      Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken          for         Indicators       Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element         completing                   No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                    Action

                to the public in a more effective and efficient
                way. There will be full co-operation with the
                design and implementation of these projects,
                including cross-organisational projects, and with
                the organisation and structural change which is
                required. Where necessary, appropriate and
                timely training will be provided to staff.

                Project 1
                The use of e-mail, voice mail and direct dial       December    Practice in line Partial    We have
                telephones by all staff.                            2006        with agreement              agreement
                Action: Agreement by the end of 2006 between                                                from two out of
                the trade unions and management                                                             three of our
                                                                                                            union groups.
                                                                                                            We will
                                                                                                            continue to
                                                                                                            engage with
                                                                                                            Amicus
                                                                                                            Technical to
                                                                                                            reach
                                                                                                            agreement




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and          Target Date Performance        Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken         for         Indicators         Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element        completing                     No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                   Action

                Project 2
                Development of online services for clients         January      Client usage of
                delivered via the Corporate Website.               2007         the corporate
                Action:                                                         website online    Yes
                Online funding applications for clients deployed                services.
                via the corporate website.
                Action:                                                                           Yes
                Corporate calendar published to the corporate
                website from the CSS.




                Project 3
                Development of the organisations IT                On-going in Ongoing            Ongoing
                infrastructure and introduction of new             2007        improvements
                technology.                                                    in IT
                Action                                                         infrastructure.
                A set of infrastructure technology projects to




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and            Target Date Performance        Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken           for         Indicators         Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element          completing                     No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                     Action

                support the following: IT-enabled voice systems,                 Implementatio
                conferencing solutions, data centre set-up and                   n of IT and new
                co-location systems, network design, printer                     technology
                services, remote access and desktop.                             projects in line
                                                                                 with agreed
                                                                                 schedule.

                Project 4
                Enterprise Ireland’s Client Support System (CSS)     December    CSS reflects       Ongoing
                will be developed on an ongoing basis in line with   2007        new. Board
                changing business needs.                                         reports etc.
                Action                                                           drawn directly
                Changes in CSS in line with required response                    from metrics
                from client survey, particularly relating to any     December    systems.           Ongoing
                revised roles, metrics and targets.                  2007
                Action                                                           Reduction in
                Streamlining of claims processing.                               paper,
                                                                                 improved
                                                                                 turnaround
                                                                                 times and
                                                                                 streamlined
                                                                                 process.




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and                       Target Date Performance   Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken                      for         Indicators    Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element                     completing                No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                                Action




28.9            Service   Delivery                       Options   (including
                outsourcing)

                It is accepted that situations may arise where,
                without affecting the essential ethos of the public
                service, work can be carried out or services
                delivered more effectively or efficiently, or both,
                by the employment of temporary staff,
                contracting out of work to the private sector or
                outsourcing it to other public service bodies or a
                combination thereof.

                There is a variety of instances where it is
                recognised and accepted that this is already the
                case and these will continue.
                In exceptional situation involving temporary
                pressures or peaks, or in order to avoid excessive
                delays in the delivery of services, management
                may, at its discretion, have the work undertaken
                on this basis. Unions will be notified in advance of
                initiatives of this kind in accordance with Section




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and           Target Date Performance       Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken          for         Indicators        Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element         completing                    No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                    Action

                28.13 below.
                Other work may also be undertaken on this basis
                where agreed through normal industrial relations
                mechanisms. Where the parties involved cannot
                reach agreement in discussions on this matter,
                the matter may be refereed to the public service
                sub-group of the NIB for consideration. If the
                matter cannot be otherwise resolved, the sub
                group may decide that the issue involved should
                be referred to the LRC and, if necessary, to the
                Labour Court for binding determination; where a
                Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme applied, the
                issue shall be referred to the Conciliation
                machinery under the Scheme and, if unresolved,
                to the Arbitration Board, acting in an ad hoc
                capacity, for binding determination.

                Project 1: Continued co-operation with the hiring
                of temporary staff and other service delivery       Ongoing     Continued use     Ongoing
                options to meet business needs in line with                     of temporary
                current practices and agreement.                                staff & other
                                                                                resources
                Action: Continued discussion and co-operation, in   On-going    options in line   Ongoing




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and             Target Date Performance         Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken            for         Indicators          Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element           completing                      No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                      Action

                line with current practices, with the trade unions                with business
                and management on business objectives and the                     needs
                required service delivery options

28.10           Shared Services
                There will be co-operation with the introduction      N/A         N/A
                of shared services between public service and
                related organisations where this can give rise to
                efficiencies or cost savings

                No identified project at present.
28.11           Attendance Patterns and Management
                The standard working week for EI staff will
                remain the same However, to facilitate the work
                of organisation and to provide improved
                customer service delivery, there are needs in
                certain areas for changes in HRM practices to
                provide services outside what would be regarded       December    Flexible work       Ongoing
                as traditional working hours. These needs may be      2007        arrangements
                met in some cases by voluntary arrangements                       for staff in line
                and flexible working or, where this does not                      with business
                adequately meet the need, by the recruitment of                   and staff
                staff on the basis of part-time working or atypical               needs.




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and           Target Date Performance   Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken          for         Indicators    Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element         completing                No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                    Action

                work patterns. Discussions will be held between
                the parties to give effect to this commitment in
                the sectoral modernisation agenda as appropriate
                and in the sectoral and organisational actions
                plan; human resource and remuneration issues, if
                and where they arise, will be dealt with in these
                discussions.

                Project 1: Trade unions groups and
                management to engage on potential flexible
                working arrangements for staff to ensure
                optimum service delivery to clients of the
                organisation.
                Action; The agency will engage in research on
                flexi working arrangement and sectors to explore
                more appropriate models to deliver on the
                business need.
28.12/          Redeployment of Staff
29.5
                The parties accept the redeployment of
                staff/posts may be necessary on foot of changing
                business patterns or priorities or to respond to
                urgent work demands. Management will have




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and              Target Date Performance         Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken             for         Indicators          Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element            completing                      No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                       Action

                the discretion to redeploy within the same
                location but also within defined areas to be
                agreed at the level of the sector or organisation,
                as appropriate

                Project 1
                Flexibility to allocate staff resources in line with                                   Ongoing
                business needs of the organisation                     Ongoing     Effective    and
                                                                                   efficient
                Action: Continued discussion & co-operation, in                    redeployment
                line with current practices, between the trade                     of          staff
                union groups and management on business                            resources      in
                objectives and the required redeployment of staff                  line        with
                arising from these objectives.                                     business needs
                                                                                   in    a   timely
                                                                                   manner
28.5            Principles of Organisational Change
                Co-operation with the implementation of polices,
                initiatives and reforms following Government
                decisions or the enactment of legislation (primary
                secondary or EU)
                                                                       Ongoing     Complete     the Ongoing
                Project 1                                                          transfer      of




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and          Target Date Performance   Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken         for         Indicators    Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element        completing                No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                   Action

                Transfer of NML from EI to NSAI.                               NML.
                Action: Continued engagement & cooperation
                between the trade union groups and
                management on the implementation of the
                Government decision.

                Project 2
                Integration of the relevant activities from        January     Complete       Ongoing
                Shannon Development to Enterprise Ireland in       2007        transfer    of
                line with Enterprise Ireland’s regional strategy               relevant
                Action: Continue discussion with Shannon                       Shannon
                Development, trade union groups and EI                         Development
                management. Co-operation between the trade                     activities.
                union groups and management on the
                implementation of the Government decision to
                transfer functions from Shannon Development to
                EI.




28.13           Management of the Introduction of Change




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and            Target Date Performance     Achieved       Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken           for         Indicators      Yes – Y         Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element          completing                  No – N           Achieved
                of the agreement                                     Action

                and New Developments
                In accordance with the partnership approach
                unions will be informed in advance of all new
                work-related initiatives which have a significant
                effect on staff the reasons for them and the
                proposed implementation date. Notification will
                be given in advance and in sufficient time to
                allow discussions with the union(s) concerned to     Ongoing     Resolution of        Ongoing
                take place (due to regard being given to                         issues in a
                situations of emergency). Such discussions will                  timely manner
                cover the nature of the changes involved, the
                reasons for them and the main impacts on staff.
                The discussions will be approached in a
                partnership manner and will be concluded in time
                to allow the changes to be introduced by the
                proposed implementation date. Subject to this, it
                is accepted that management have the right to
                implement changes in accordance with the
                provisions of the Agreement. In any case where a
                dispute in relation to such changes is being
                processed through the relevant industrial
                relations machinery in accordance with the
                procedures set out in 27.9 of the Agreement, still




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and          Target Date Performance         Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken         for         Indicators          Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element        completing                      No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                   Action

                will co-operate with the changes while the issue
                is being so processed.

                Project 1 (see section IR above)

                On-going engagement between management and
                the trade unions with a commitment to resolve
                issues expeditiously.


28.13           Project 2                                                      New security
                Implementation of the Security Policy and                      policy in place     Yes
                required system to implement policy security       End Quarter and agreed
                systems. Security systems will not be used for     1 2007      with all parties.
                Time & Attendance records.
                                                                                 Staff
                Action:                                                          awareness
                Security policy will be reviewed and updated in                  programme
                line with best practice.                                         complete
                Action:
                Agreement with management and trade unions
                on the Implementation of the Security Policy and
                System followed by IT security awareness




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                Enterprise Ireland Towards 2016 Action Plan December 2006 to May 2008

Section         List Specific Initiatives/commitments and         Target Date Performance   Achieved   Comments on
of              corresponding specific Actions to be taken        for         Indicators    Yes – Y     Items Not
T2016           during over the duration of the pay element       completing                No – N       Achieved
                of the agreement                                  Action

                programme to be run in Quarter 1 ’07.




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