Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

National Standards Authority of Ireland

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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580. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if additional resources, that is, staff and funding will be needed for the NSAI with respect to the reopening of businesses as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted; if so, the exact number of staff and additional funding that will required; the number of full and part-time staff employed in the NSAI in each of the years 2016 to 2019 and to date in 2020 by staff according to civil service grade and other staff; and the breakdown in funding allocated to the NSAI in each of the years 2016 to 2020, in tabular form. [5998/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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My Department maintains continuous engagement and oversight in relation to NSAI’s exchequer financing, staffing and recruitment requirements.  In response to the impact of Covid-19 on businesses, the NSAI are monitoring these requirements for 2020, and will bring any future requirements to the attention of my Department if required.

The following table outlines the staffing numbers and the breakdown of funding for the NSAI over the years 2016-2020. 

Full time staff in NSAI Part time staff in NSAI Fixed term Contract External Service Delivery Other staffing* Breakdown of Funding
2016 117 12 8 22 6 €4.6m
2017 125 13 17 17 5 €5.4m
2018 129 17 23 21 5 €5.7m
2019 143 16 11 18 8 €5.4m
2020 148 14 8 12 8 €6.8m 

*Other staffing includes employees on secondment, Temporary Agency Staff and Intra students.

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