Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
Local Authority Staff
Question 394: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if it is a legal requirement for local authorities, including town councils, to advertise vacancies for temporary positions, including traffic wardens or else fill from council staff; the penalties that would apply should local authorities or individuals within local authorities appoint a person to a temporary position without advertising it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3279/11]
It is not a legal requirement for local authorities, including town councils to advertise vacancies for temporary positions.
Under section 159 of the Local Government Act 2001, each County and City Manager is responsible for staffing and organisational arrangements necessary for carrying out the functions of the local authorities for which he or she is responsible.