Written answers

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

State Bodies

Photo of Violet WynneViolet Wynne (Clare, Sinn Fein)
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165. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of staff vacancies by grade currently in the Residential Tenancies Board; the estimated cost of filling each of those vacancies; when each of the vacancies will be filled in tabular form. [22455/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The authorised staff sanction for the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) is currently 106.4 Whole Time Equivalents.  The RTB is carrying 17 vacancies at present as outlined in the table below, for which a number of recruitment campaigns are currently being planned. 

Grade Vacancy Salary Band for Grade

(Ordinary Scale – Post 95)
PO 2 €91,609 – €113,313
EO 9 €31,698 - €52,894
CO 6 €25,339 – €41,504

The RTB is responsible for its own recruitment and in this regard my Department does not hold further information on these campaign timelines or costs. However, the Clerk of the Dáil requested that arrangements be put in place to facilitate the provision of information by State Bodies to members of the Oireachtas. Following the issue of Circular LG (P) 05/16 on 20 September 2016 from my Department, the RTB set up a dedicated email address for this purpose and may be contacted at OireachtasMembersQueries@rtb.ie.

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