Thursday, 12 February 2004

Questions (139)

Batt O'Keeffe


139 Mr. B. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason sports and society officers at Cork Institute of Technology have not been granted a grade 5 position in line with similar posts in other institutes of technology. [4450/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The persons in question are not employed as part of the authorised staffing allocation approved by my Department for Cork Institute of Technology. I understand Cork Institute of Technology is funding these posts from the student services charges paid to the institute by students and that the persons in question are employed on a temporary contract basis. The terms and conditions of employment attaching to contract posts funded from the student services charge are generally determined by the employing institute.