Written answers

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Departmental Staff

Photo of Carol NolanCarol Nolan (Laois-Offaly, Independent)
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89. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if personnel in his Department have been removed from their positions, have been transferred to another role or had their employment terminated from 2011 to date due to breaches of Departmental standards or professional misconduct or incompetence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57899/21]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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The Department of Foreign Affairs is committed to ensuring that standards of behaviour and levels of performance are maintained is guided by the relevant Civil Service codes including but not limited to the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour.

The Department takes a robust approach to breaches of these standards and to all forms of professional misconduct and incompetence. This approach typically involves the deployment of the Civil Service Disciplinary Code, the Management of Underperformance Policy and the Dignity at Work Policy as appropriate and has resulted in the dismissal of a number of DFA staff since 2011.


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