Written answers

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Department of Justice and Equality

Garda Vetting of Personnel

Photo of Olivia MitchellOlivia Mitchell (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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562. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to introduce an e-vetting system; the speed with which it will cut the waiting times for persons on a community employment scheme awaiting Garda clearance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25577/14]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Justice and Equality; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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The development of an e-Vetting solution is under way and this will facilitate the processing of applications in an e-format, thus removing the current time-consuming process of managing applications received manually. It is anticipated that E-vetting will streamline the entire vetting process and greatly contribute to reducing processing times for vetting applications.

Based on the end of May 2014 position, the average processing time for Garda vetting Community Employment applications is four weeks reduced from ten to twelve weeks since April 2013.

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