Written answers

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Departmental Communications

Photo of Shane CassellsShane Cassells (Meath West, Fianna Fail)
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921. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the oversight of her Department of directives, circulars, advice or requirements issued since 2016; if surveys have been carried out of compliance with these communications to date; the surveys carried out; the results of the surveys; the compliance rate; the actions taken by her Department following these results; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31324/19]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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I understand that the Deputy is referring to the DPER website www.circulars.gov.ie where circulars and guidelines relating to corporate governancematters for Government Departments and Agencies are held. These circulars would provide guidance in matters such as pay, pensions and promotions. In this regard, my Department would take the necessary steps and measures to implement the provisions of the circulars, as appropriate.

In the period from January 2016 to date, approximately 500 circulars and guidelines have been loaded on to the DPER website. If the Deputy has a query in relation to particular circulars or guidelines, he can submit the details to my office and I will undertake to respond setting out how my Department has adhered to the relevant provisions.


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