Written answers

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Departmental Staff Data

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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448. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of new staff recruited to her Department from January 2019 to date; the title of each employment position; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53642/19]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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Recruitment to my Department is done on foot of competitions which are administered by the Public Appointments Service (PAS). Details of the number of staff recruited by way of various PAS competitions in the year to date are shown in the following table. The figures include existing staff who have been successful in PAS competitions.

In addition to the permanent staff detailed in the table, 862 Temporary Clerical Officers have been recruited to cover short-term projects, shorter working year leave scheme and other long-term staff absences such as maternity leave and carers leave.

Grade No.
Administrative Officer 4
Assistant Principal 18
Clerical Officer 206
Executive Officer 79
EO Information Communications Technology  11
Higher Executive Officer 21
HEO Information Communications Technology  4
Principal Officer 2
Grand Total 345


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