Written answers

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Departmental Staff Data

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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314. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of full-time and part-time civil servants her Department has recruited by grade in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of full-time and part-time civil servants her Department has lost due to retirement by grade in the same period; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41811/19]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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Staffing resources are an ongoing priority to ensure my Department’s continued ability to facilitate the wide mission and volume of work in a range of challenging policy areas. This will continue with ongoing day-to-day review of the appropriate staffing mix across the Department in response to known and probable priority areas. My Department is cognisant of upcoming challenges in terms of the Department’s demographics with 35% of senior management (AP and above) and 26% of middle management (AO/HEO) reaching over 60 in the next five years.

In 2014 there was a transfer of functions whereby ForFás integrated into the department bringing in 55 Officers across grades from Deputy Secretary through to Clerical Officer.

My Department proactively carries out strategic workforce planning (SWFP) to manage our talent, reshape our workforce, develop our teams, and recruit new skills. Through targeted HR data analytics, the SWFP also provides opportunities to mitigate workforce risks, including the looming retirement cliff. 

In addition, predictions on the changes to our workforce over the short -medium term are submitted to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER).  These predictions inform central planning on recruitment and learning and development.

Furthermore, the Department regularly liaises directly with the Public Appointments Service and Top-Level Appointments Committee for the filling of posts to address new demands and vacancies. 

I have provided the numbers requested in tabular form. I have also provided the numbers serving in the Department and the number of leavers (including retirements) at the end of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019 for your information.

New Recruits by Grade 2014 - 2018 & to date 2019: Including New Hires, Forfás Integration (2014) and recruitment from other external sources.

Sec Gen11
Director of WRC112
Dep Sec11
Chair of Labour Court11
Deputy Chair of Labour Court112
Member of Labour Court213
Registrar of WRC11
Registrar of Labour Court11
Enforcement Lawyer22
Enforcement Portfolio Manager11
Prof Acct62210
AP Equiv11
Services Staff1137324

Retirements from the Department by Grade 2014 - 2018 & To date 2019.

Sec Gen11
Director of WRC0
Chair of Labour Court11
Deputy Chair of Labour Court11
Member of Labour Court1113
Registrar of WRC0
Registrar of Labour Court11
Enforcement Lawyer0
Enforcement Portfolio Manager0
Prof Acct11
AP Equiv11
Services Staff342110

Total number of staff in the Department, total number of exits (including retirements) and total of retirements.

YearNumber of Staff Service (FTE)HeadcountTotal number of exits (including retirements)Total number of retirements
2014 (year-end)798.078545522
2015 (year-end)795.678484527
2016 (year-end)808.478564718
2017 (year-end)824.8386910425
2018 (year-end)859.129037427
2019 (to date)872.249196722


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