Thursday, 13 July 2017
Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
Local Authority Staff Remuneration
1254. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the criteria for incremental increases as set out for an employee of a local authority that was employed in an acting-up role for a number of years and that subsequently was appointed to that role in a full-time capacity, in view of the fact that the local authority will not recognise the years they had been acting and subsequently they were not awarded incremental credits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33601/17]
The criteria for the awarding of incremental credit to an employee who, while in receipt of an allowance for higher duties, is promoted into the grade to which they are acting is set out in Departmental Circular Letter E.L. 02/2010, which provides that -
If an officer while in receipt of an allowance for higher duties is promoted into the grade to which they are acting:
The officer’s starting pay on promotion will be the more favourable of:
(i) starting pay calculated in accordance with normal arrangements
(ii) the equivalent of her/his total remuneration(i.e. salary plus allowance, on the date of promotion).
The date on which the next revision of the higher duties allowance would have arisen (i.e. anniversary of assignment)becomes the officer’s new incremental date.