State Examinations

Written Examiners for the 2014 State Examinations
Applications for the position of written examiner for the 2014 examinations are still being accepted by the State Examinations Commission. For more information about the role and to download an application form click here.

Revised Fnancial Bulletin for 2013 to issue to Contract Staff

Click to read an updated version of the 2013 Financial Bulletin for Examinations Contract Staff. There is now added information for contract staff with regard to the ‘Single Public Service Pension Scheme’.

State Examinations Commission
The State Examinations Commission is responsible for the development, assessment, accreditation and certification of the second-level examinations of the Irish state: the Junior Certificate and the Leaving Certificate. The State Examinations Commission is a non-departmental public body under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills.

State Examinations (Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate)- General Details, Payment and Financial Arrangements

Special Centres – Reasonable accommodations (RACE) and revised rates of pay. Correspondence issued to schools in March 2012 setting out a revised approach to the payment of superintendents in special centres as part of cost saving measures. The teacher unions expressed opposition to this change. See Circular S 24/12

General overview of conditions and rates of pay that apply to school appointed staff.
See Circular S27/12 

Financial information that applies to all contract staff.
Under direction from the Revenue Commissioners the SEC has made a number of changes in respect of to the payment of contract staff. These relate to the application of the universal social charge and tax credits. It may be of special benefit for those on income below €10,036 or for whom income from the SEC is their sole income to be vigilant about forwarding a tax credit certificate to the SEC along with their payment claim. For details click here

Examination Remuneration:

Changes in Examination Remuneration - March 2009

Reasonable Accommodation for State Examinations:
TUI submission - 2007

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