Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

511 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Finance the number of staff currently at each grade within his Department; the number for each year at each grade since 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1781/99]

A precise census is taken four times a year – on 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October – of the staff concerned.

The following table shows the numbers of staff employed by my Department at each grade at 1 January in each of the years in question, including this year.

FINANCE – Grade Title

Jan 1995

Jan 1996

Jan 1997

Jan 1998

Jan 1999

Secretary General Finance

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

Secretary General PSMD

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

Second Secretary

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

Chief Medical Officer

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

Assistant Secretary

11.0

10.0

10.0

10.0

11.0

Principal Higher

41.0

40.0

41.0

41.0

42.5

Principal

1.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

1.0

Assistant Principal Higher

108.5

103.5

105.0

107.0

114.5

Engineer Grade 1 Civil

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

1.0

Teacher

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Assistant Principal

3.0

3.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

Inspector of Taxes Higher Grade.

0.0

0.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

AO Standard Scale

36.0

33.5

23.0

12.0

11.0

AO Higher Scale

0.0

0.0

5.5

16.5

9.0

AO Standard Scale – Full PRSI

0.0

6.0

11.0

14.0

15.0

HEO Standard Scale

72.5

73.5

52.5

49.5

52.5

HEO Higher Scale

0.0

0.0

24.5

25.5

22.0

HEO Systems Analyst Standard Scale

8.0

8.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

HEO Standard Scale – Full PRSI

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.0

Press Officer

0.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

EO Standard Scale

41.5

35.0

30.0

26.5

16.5

EO Higher Scale

0.0

0.0

8.5

9.5

10.5

EO Standard Scale – Full PRSI

0.0

1.0

4.0

5.0

4.0

EO Trainee Analyst Standard Scale

5.0

8.0

2.0

3.0

9.0

Staff Officer

14.0

16.0

14.0

18.0

18.5

Staff Officer Superintend of Typ.

1.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Clerical Officer

50.5

50.5

50.5

82.5

72.0

Clerical Officer – Full PRSI

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.5

21.5

Clerical Officer Typ

0.0

0.0

0.0

24.0

19.5

Clerical Officer Typ. – Full PRSI

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.5

2.5

Clerical Officer D/E

0.0

0.0

0.0

8.5

7.5

Clerical Officer D/E – Full PRSI

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

1.0

Nurse

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

1.0

Head Services Officer

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

Visually Impaired Telephonist

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

Paperkeeper

3.0

3.0

3.0

0.0

0.0

Services Officer

25.0

24.0

22.0

21.0

19.0

Services Officer – Full PRSI

0.0

0.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

Services Attendant

2.0

1.0

2.0

2.0

1.0

Services Attendant – Full PRSI

0.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Clerical Assistant

33.0

29.5

28.0

0.0

0.0

Clerical Assistant – Full PRSI

0.0

4.0

6.5

0.0

0.0

Clerical Assistant Shorthand Typist

2.5

2.0

2.5

0.0

0.0

Clerical Assistant Typist

32.0

32.0

23.0

0.0

0.0

Clerical Assistant Typist – Full PRSI

0.0

5.0

5.0

0.0

0.0

Clerical Assistant Data Entry

9.0

11.5

9.5

0.0

0.0

Clerical Assistant Data Entry – Full PRSI

0.0

1.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

Cleaner

3.0

2.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

Teacher

0.0

0.0

0.0

4.0

4.0

Civilian Driver

0.0

2.0

3.0

0.0

0.0

Programme Manager

0.0

1.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

Personal Assistant

0.0

3.0

3.0

1.0

1.0

Personal Secretary

0.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

Special Advisor to Minister of State

0.0

3.0

3.0

0.0

0.0

Total

514.5

529.0

515.0

511.5

508.0