Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Health and Safety Authority

Martin Browne (Tipperary, Sinn Fein)
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619. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of field inspector posts recruited in each of the past three years; and the number that left during the same period. [6508/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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In my Department there are a number of staff assigned to work as Labour Inspectors (Executive Officer equivalent) within the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Labour Inspectors deliver an enforcement, and information service in relation to employer obligations and employee rights/entitlements/protections.

In the past three years my Department has not recruited directly from open competitions to fill these posts.  As vacancies arise through natural attrition, e.g. retirements and promotions, these posts have been filled, via internal competitions, with existing Departmental staff.

The table below sets out the number of Labour Inspectors who left, and the number who took up posts, during the years 2017, 2018, 2019 and to date in 2020:

Year Number that left Post Number that took up post
2017 3 7*
2018 4 5
2019 1 0
2020 (to date) 3 0
* This figure includes vacancies carried over from 2016


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