Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
206. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will accept the recommendation of the Workplace Relations Commission and implement a decision (details supplied) for community employment supervisors and assistant supervisors; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45639/19]
The Community Employment Scheme (CE) is an active labour market programme designed to provide eligible long-term unemployed people and other disadvantaged persons with an opportunity to engage in useful work within their communities on a temporary, fixed term basis.
The programme is delivered through independent Community Employment Sponsoring Bodies. The contract agreement between the Department and the Community Employment Sponsoring Body establishes their role as an independent contractor, responsible for or all purposes and all persons recruited by them.
CE Supervisors have always been employees of Community Employment Sponsoring Bodies which operate in the community and voluntary sector. The Community Employment Sponsoring Body receives public funding.
The Department received the Adjudication Officer’s Decision on Monday 4thNovember. It is reviewing the Decision at present and is seeking legal advice on it.