Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Department of Social and Family Affairs

Departmental Staff

12:00 pm

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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Question 256: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the number of staff working in the Blanchardstown social welfare office at the end of June 2007 and at the end of each of the past five years; the extent to which staff have been deployed to or from this office over the past two years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44346/09]

Photo of Mary HanafinMary Hanafin (Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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At the end of June 2007, there were 38 staff, equating to 29.85 full-time posts in Blanchardstown Local Office.

Details of the number of posts in the office at the end of the last five years are set out in the tabular statement.

There are currently 35 posts occupied in the office and work is in train on the assignment of one further permanent staff member which will bring the staff allocation to 36 posts.

In response to increases in the Live Register, additional resources have been allocated to the Departments Local Office network. In this regard, six additional permanent posts have been allocated to the Blanchardstown office since early 2008.

In addition, four temporary staff were assigned while permanent staff were being sourced. While the majority of the permanent staff are now in place, the temporary staff have been retained in order to ensure the continuation of an efficient service to the public while the new permanent staff receive training.

Number of posts in Blanchardstown Local Office at the end of the past five years.

YearNo. of Posts


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