Thursday, 8 March 2018
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Public Sector Staff Retirements
83. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when legislation will be enacted to address the compulsory retirement age of 65 years of age for civil servants; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many civil servants reaching retirement age are unhappy with the interim arrangements now in place to deal with their pension arrangements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11042/18]
84. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to examine the pay scale that employees are returned to in the public service and HSE when they opt to stay on past the age of 65 years of age; his views on the case of a person (details supplied) who has been returned to a lower pay scale; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11177/18]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 83 and 84 together.
I refer the Deputies to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 55097/17 on 16 January 2018.
The Bill is on the list of priority legislation for publication in the Spring/Summer Session 2018.
Deputies will appreciate that I am not in a position to comment on individual cases. Details of the interim implementation arrangements have been put in place by the individual public service sectors. Queries in relation to individual cases should be addressed by the employee concerned to his/her HR Section.