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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Paragraph 8: The Ombudsman’s officers

This paragraph sets out that the Ombudsman can appoint staff with numbers and conditions of employment subject to the approval of the Department.

It is anticipated the office will be staffed by seconded civil servants, however the Ombudsman will also have the flexibility to second staff from other organisations. The Ombudsman may authorise staff to perform any of the functions of the office.

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