Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Departmental Staff

12:00 pm

Photo of George LeeGeorge Lee (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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Question 72: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the average wage and number of staff employed by her Department each year from 1997 to 2008 broken down by job title and grade; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43933/09]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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My Department does not retain, in a readily accessible format, the information requested by the Deputy. The Department has, for instance, a significant number of staff who have irregular work patterns. In addition, over the past 11 years, a large number of staff availed of various forms of special leave, e.g. term time, career breaks and carer's leave. These variables would make the calculation of averages very difficult and potentially misleading.

With regard to pay rates, increases over the period 1997 to 2008 were in accordance with the terms of successive partnership agreements. The salary scales provided by the Department of Finance outline the salary range for each grade within the Civil Service.


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