Thursday, 7 November 2019
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Public Sector Staff Remuneration
67. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding persons who take up positions in the public service, if previous similar work can be taken into consideration in terms of their starting points on the scale (details supplied); if this applies across each Department and local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45899/19]
The individual referred to was not, before appointment, a serving civil or public servant. In general, public service pay policy requires that new entrants are appointed at the minimum of the scale. Where different arrangements apply, these are set out in the terms and conditions of appointment and should be clarified by the relevant employer.