What rate of pay should school use for Independent Assessors?

The FSSU does not have a recommended rate of pay.

How should a school pay an Independent Accessor?

There are three payment options:

  1. Treat as employee and put through payroll.
  2. Treat as self-employed, but require;
    • Invoice with tax no. and invoice no.
    • Person provides tax clearance cert.
    • Person provides copy of their own business insurance.
  3. Pay expenses as per civil services rates.

See Financial Guideline P20 – 2019/2020. See also FSSU website for info on determining employment status.


If you have a query that is not addressed in these FAQs, please email us at primary@fssu.ie.