Archive for May, 2011

Information Circular No 25/2011 – The Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) wish to recruit a Regional Liaison Officer

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The Regional Liaison Officer will report to the General Secretary and the duties will include:  Aiding and assisting committees at region and district with training; the research and compilation of reports, referrals and conference motions; negotiations and the dissemination of information.  The position which will be by secondment (subject to agreement between the Department of […]

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Information Circular No 24/2011Last Minute Additional Voluntary Contributions – AVCs

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

If you are a PDFORRA member aged over 50 and planning on retiring from the Defence Forces, you may have an opportunity to increase your tax-free gratuity.  A Last Minute AVC is a Revenue approved mechanism which enables tax payers maximise their tax free gratuity prior to retirement.  Benefits for PDFORRA Members:              Members of […]

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Information Circular No 23/2011Selection for overseas above the prescribed age – and medical examination

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

New arrangements are being introduced for the processing of applications for overseas service from personnel above the prescribed age limits outlined in Admin Instruction, Part 26. Those above the prescribed age limits will now apply to D COS (Sp) to serve overseas having been certified by unit commander as meeting the medical classification for the […]

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Information Circular No 22/2011 Promotion Competition – BQMS

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

There has been some confusion about the criteria for interview for recently published BQMS Appointments. The position with regard to eligibility for interview as confirmed by the Military Authorities is as follows:  All BQMS promotion competition candidates recommended by their GOC will be admitted to the current competition. This will include candidates who have been […]

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Information Circular No 21/2011 Review of Courses and Criteria for Extension, Re-Engagement and Continuance in Service – Post 1st Jan 1994 Entrants

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Agreement has been reached on changes to the criteria governing extension, re-engagement and continuance in service of post – 1st Jan 1994 entrants – and also an amended list of courses that are necessary for each stage. The changes to the criteria are as follows:  1. In the previous agreement members seeking to re-engage had […]

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Information Circular 19/2011Payment of Wages Act 1991

Friday, May 6th, 2011

1.     An increasing number of cases of late payments of Security Duty Allowance (SDA) and other monthly payments are being brought to the attention of the association.   2.     The failure to pay SDA and other payments on the monthly due dates may constitute a breach of the Payment of Wages Act 1991 under paragraph 5 […]

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