Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Defence
White Paper on Defence
58. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if a gap analysis of skill sets within the Permanent Defence Force has been conducted; the measures taken to address skill set gaps; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30543/19]
The White Paper on Defence (2015) identified the requirement to complete a gap analysis of skill sets within the Permanent Defence Force in order to identify the frequency of such gaps and appropriate measures to address them. Joint civil-military project planning is currently underway in relation thereto.
The requirement for such an analysis has also been outlined in the recent report of the Public Service Pay Commission and is captured in a High Level Implementation Plan which provides for the recommendations contained in that Report.