Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Civil Service Reform
161. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the current status of proposals to amalgamate the SO grade of the Civil Service with the EO grade; if such an upgrade takes place, that staff officers who have been working in that position for a number of years will receive the appropriate pay rise commensurate with the upgrade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2218/17]
The matter of the amalgamation of the Civil Service Staff Officer grade with the Executive Officer grade is currently under deliberation between the management and union side parties concerned. As this deliberative process has yet to be concluded it is considered that it would not be appropriate in the circumstances to comment on any issues that may arise between the parties concerned.