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Thursday, 3 October 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Departmental Staff Promotions

Photo of Peter BurkePeter Burke (Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael)
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85. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if executive officer grade positions are available in his Department in Mullingar, County Westmeath. [40291/19]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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My Department has a small regional office in Mullingar and therefore it is unlikely that too many vacancies will arise at Executive Officer level  in the immediate future.  However, two of our three main offices are located nearby in Tullamore and Athlone.  Vacancies for administrative grades in my department are filled through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) recruitment process, so should a vacancy arise in Tullamore or Athlone we will fill these vacancies from PAS panels, where available.  Existing civil servants at executive officer grade who wish to seek positions in other locations at their present grade should apply under the Civil Service Mobility Scheme which comes under the remit of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and is administered through HR Shared Services.

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