Written answers

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Civil Service

Photo of Mick BarryMick Barry (Cork North Central, Solidarity)
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320. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of applicants for the executive officer competition underway; the number of positions available at the grade from the competition; his plans for further competitions for the Civil Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21661/20]

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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The Public Appointments Service (PAS) is an independent, statutory body which provides professional recruitment and selection services to the civil and public service.

PAS advertised an open and interdepartmental EO competition for the Civil Service in July 2020 and over 15,000 applications were received for same.

Vacancies will be filled by PAS, as and when required by employing Departments. The number of assignments from any particular panel depends on the demand from Departments/Offices and that demand is subject to their pay and numbers allocation.


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