Written answers

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Department of Finance

Civil Service Staff

11:00 pm

Photo of Dinny McGinleyDinny McGinley (Donegal South West, Fine Gael)
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Question 65: To ask the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied that the top level appointment committee gives reasonable scope for appointments from outside the public service and outside the appointing Departments. [11583/10]

Photo of Brian Lenihan JnrBrian Lenihan Jnr (Minister, Department of Finance; Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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Since the establishment of the Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) in January, 1984, it has the discretion to decide whether posts should be filled by open competition or by a competition run amongst eligible officers across the civil service. Normally, positions are filled in the latter way, but since the establishment of TLAC, 3 posts at the grade of Secretary General, 3 at the grade of Deputy Secretary and 37 at the grade of Assistant Secretary have been filled by way of open competition. Since the beginning of 2007, 42 posts have been filled by way of open competition. Out of those 42 posts, 2 were filled by people from outside of the civil service, 2 were filled by people from the wider public service and 5 were filled from outside the appointing Departments.

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