Thursday, 12 November 2009
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Question 62: To ask the TÃ¡naiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the circumstances surrounding the approval of an enhanced pension for the former Director General of FÃS; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40971/09]
Question 69: To ask the TÃ¡naiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment her part in approving the enhanced financial package for the former Director General of FÃS on his departure from the agency; if she is satisfied that the package was consistent with the law and with all regulations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41050/09]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 43, 62 and 69 together.
The resignation of the person concerned from the position of Director General of FÃS was secured as it was considered to be in line with the best interests of the FÃS organisation and its clients. The former Director General resigned on the basis that severance arrangements acceptable to him were agreed.
The severance arrangements were granted in accordance with section 6 (3) of the Labour Services Act, 1987, and with the required approvals under SI 514/1998.