NICS HR, the centralised human resources function for the Northern Ireland Civil Service, brings together core HR functions including those previously delivered through Corporate HR, Departmental HR, the Centre for Applied Learning and Job Evaluation analysts.

Areas of responsibility:

NICS HR's purpose is to support the delivery of the draft Programme for Government through the provision of high quality HR services. It is responsible for:

strategic HR business partnering with NICS Departments and participating bodies

NICS Human Resources policy

workforce planning and resourcing

equality and diversity

NICS pay, reward and grading

Welfare Support Service

employee relations

learning and development

NICS pension arrangements

Occupational Health Service

NICS HR also provides HR policy advice and guidance to North/South bodies and Tourism Ireland. NICS HR also provides training to the wider public sector.