TUS Logo3 1The Tús scheme framework falls under the remit of the Department of Social Protection. Tús is a community work placement initiative announced in Budget 2011, which became operational during mid-2011. The initiative is one of a number of activation measures designed to provide work placements and training opportunities for people who are unemployed.

The processes underpinning the operation of Tús support the management of the Live Register. Up to 5,000 work placements opportunities were initially announced, with an additional 2,500 Tús placements announced as part of the 2013 Budget package, in line with the commitments set out in the Action Plan for Jobs and Pathways to Work.