Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Department of Finance
178. To ask the Minister for Finance the bodies under his aegis in which persons will receive a pay rise from 1 July 2022; the role of each, where appropriate, or the anonymised salaries bands otherwise, the current remuneration and the proposed increase; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35851/22]
The process of unwinding the Financial Emergency (FEMPI) legislation commenced under the Lansdowne Road Agreement 2016-2018, with the remainder of the process largely completed under the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020 (PSSA), and ‘Building Momentum: A New Public Service Agreement, 2021-2022’.
By 1 July, 2021, salary rates up to €150,000 had been fully restored.
Section 20 of the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act, 2017, set out that restoration for public servants with annualised basic salaries above €150,000 would be completed by Ministerial order by 1 July, 2022. In accordance with the legislation, an Order under Section 20 of the Act was laid before the Oireachtas on 30 June, 2022.
In respect of the bodies under the aegis of my Department, the following posts are encompassed by restoration under the Order. These are:
- Chairman, Office of the Revenue Commissioners (salary rate equivalent to Secretary General Level II)
- Commissioner, Office of the Revenue Commissioners (salary rate equivalent to Secretary General Level III)
For information, please note that Circular 15/2022, which sets out the salary rates with effect from 1 July 2022 for General Service Grades in the Civil Service, is available on the Government website (www.gov.ie/en/circulars/).