Written answers

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental Staff

Photo of Carol NolanCarol Nolan (Laois-Offaly, Independent)
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54. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [57909/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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I wish to inform the Deputy that the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour is an important element of the overall framework within which my Department's staff are expected to work. The Code sets out the standards required of my staff in the conduct and discharge of their duties.

My staff are subject to continuous assessment of compliance with expected performance standards, through the probation system, in their first year of appointment or following promotion. My staff are subject to ongoing review of performance and compliance with standards through the Performance Management and Development System throughout their careers. For those staff whose behavior or performance at work does not meet the standards, they may be subject to appropriate action under the Civil Service Disciplinary Code.

Since 2011, 2 Department staff were reverted to a former grade and 1 staff member was dismissed when they did not achieve the appropriate performance standards during probation. In addition, 1 staff member resigned following the initiation of disciplinary proceedings and before those proceedings were concluded.


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