Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
My Department, like all Government departments and agencies is required to operate within a staff ceiling figure and a commensurate administrative staffing budget.
The staffing needs for all areas within the Department are continuously reviewed, taking account of workloads, management priorities and the on-going need to respond to new demands across a wide range of services. This is to ensure that the best use is made of available resources with a view to providing an efficient service to those who rely on the schemes operated by the Department.
The following table provides a breakdown of permanent staff in my Department by county location and function as at the end of May 2020. The figures provided are fulltime equivalents; this takes account of staff that avail of work-share options. In addition to these permanent staff, my Department has 390 Temporary Clerical Officers (TCOs) assigned to cover long term absences , carers leave, long term illness, the shorter working year scheme and to support the roll out of the Public Service Card and other projects. A number of these TCOs (87 in total) have been assigned to assist with my Department's response to the Covid pandemic.
|ACTIVATION, PLANNING & EMPLOYMENT POLICY||APPEALS OFFICE||CENTRALISED SCHEMES *||CONTROL||GENERAL REGISTRARS OFFICE||INTREO CENTRES||ISD DIVISION||SUPPORT AREAS **|
** Support Area includes: Minister's Office, HR, Facilities Management, Accounts, Data Protection/Business Information Security, Business Intelligence, Investment Analysis, Decision Advisory Office, FOI, Activation Case Management, Regional Process Improvement, Back Office Ops/Regional Support Unit, Internal Audit, Digital Services, Customer Communications & Services, Service Quality, Press Office and Business Architects Office.