Written answers

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Veterinary Inspection Service Expenditure

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent)
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386. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated cost in a full year if five additional full-time senior superintending veterinary inspectors and 20 additional superintending veterinary inspectors were recruited. [20691/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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The notional annual direct cost (includes salary, employer PRSI as well as superannuation) associated with employing an additional five full-time Senior Superintending Veterinary Inspectors (SSVI) and twenty Superintending Veterinary Inspectors (SVI) would be approximately €2.84 million.

It is important to note that neither of the grades referenced are recruitment-level grades – Veterinary Inspector (VI) is the entry point for the veterinary stream within my Department. The first point of the salary scale for the Veterinary Inspector grade is €56,616.

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