Payroll and Financial Services

Contacting the Payroll Division

Due to the Government decision on the management of the health emergency in the education settings, the Department of Education has implemented remote working from home for Department staff. This includes the operation of the school staff payrolls on a remote basis.

The Department will continue to pay salaries and pensions to school staff as normal on a fortnightly basis.

Customer Service

In line with this decision, it is not currently possible to operate telephone lines. Accordingly, school authorities and school staff should email queries to the designated payroll areas below.

If you don't know your school roll number, you can find it using our Find a School application.

Data Protection

The Department of Education, as far as practicable and having regard to the resources available, provides for education and training for people resident in the State at a level appropriate to meet the needs and abilities of those people. The Department requires certain personal data in order to process your communication or query. Your personal data may be exchanged with other public bodies or education/training organisations in certain circumstances where this is provided for by law.  The privacy notice outlining further information in relation to this form can be found at link. Full details of the Department's data protection policy setting out how we will use your personal data or that of your child’s data as well as information regarding your rights as a data subject are available at  Details of this policy and privacy notice are also available in hard copy by requesting same in the contact form below.

Email: Payroll Contact Form

Address: Payroll Division, (please identify the relevant payroll area - Primary, Post Primary, Non-teaching Staff or Retired Staff). Department of Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath, N37 X659

See Also

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