Written answers

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Benchmarking Awards

Photo of George LeeGeorge Lee (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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Question 92: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No 163 of 26 January 2010, the criteria of the staff that were evaluated; and the results of the evaluation process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5821/10]

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Minister of State with special responsibility for Public Service Transformation and Labour Affairs, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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The Job Initiative (JI) Team Leaders were assessed on similar Towards 2016 compliance criteria to those used for the Community Employment supervisors. These criteria were formulated by FÁS in conjunction with this Department and with the agreement of the Department of Finance and the union representatives of the Job Initiative team leaders. The criteria, as set out in my earlier reply, encompassed co-operation with the principles concerning public service modernisation and flexibility; industrial relations stability; co-operation with the roll-out of the FÁS Community Services Management (CSM); implementation of quality assurance policies and procedures; and co-operation with ongoing operational and technological change on schemes.

On final evaluation, all relevant Job Initiative projects (i.e. those with a team leader) achieved the requisite compliance level with the requirements for receipt of the Towards 2016 Phase 3 and 4 increases.


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