Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Department of Education and Skills
Third Level Staff Data
I propose to take Questions Nos. 202 and 203 together.
The data requested by the Deputy is not collected or collated by my Department and is a matter for the Universities as the employers.
However, in 2016 an Expert Group reported on the level of fixed-term and part-time employment in third-level lecturing, this Expert Group was provided for under the Haddington Road Agreement.
To inform the Report of the Expert Group on Fixed-Term and Part-Time Employment in Lecturing (also known as the Cush Report) my Department collated data on the level of fixed-term and part-time employment in lecturing in each Institute of Technology and University.
The information collated is in the following table.
|University||Headcount||Part-time Permanent||Part-time fixed-term||Full-time fixed-term||Full-time permanent||NOT full-time and permanent|
All numbers in Table 1 are headcounts. The reference date is the end of Q3 2015.
Part-time is defined as working less than full hours on a voluntary basis. Employees who were full time and who have opted for less than full hours voluntarily (e.g. work-sharing, parental leave or shorter working year scheme).
Four employment patterns are identified. Permanent full-time, and three types of “atypical” employment: Permanent part-time, fixed-term part-time and fixed-term full-time.
*The figure of 1659 for part-time and fixed-term provided for NUIG includes a figure of 1646 employees who are described by NUIG as hourly paid (equating to 85.6 FTEs).