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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 16 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Questions (140)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

140 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will report on the operation of the public service embargo in 2011; the number of additional posts that have been filled to date in 2011; the net impact on the Civil Service and the wider public service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35063/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Expenditure)

The Programme for Government commits to reducing further the size of the public service, while seeking to protect front-line services.

Tomorrow, 17th November, as a further event in the Government's series of announcements as part of our Budget and Estimates process, I will be setting out an ambitious programme of Public Sector reform. Tomorrow's announcement will include the public sector numbers targets that the Government has now decided upon for the period 2012 to 2015, together with an update on public sector numbers performance for the year to date.

The Deputy has also requested data about the Moratorium exceptions for this year; the following tables set out the exceptions as reported to my Department from the introduction of the Moratorium to date.

Table 1 Civil Service

Dept/Office Title

Exception Sought¹

Grade

No. of Exceptions Sought Promotion/ Recruitment Redeployment

Decision

Sanction Date

Exceptions Granted Promotion/ Recruitment Redeployment

Basis of Sanction

Courts Service

5 Legal Researchers

Legal Researchers

5

Approved

01-Jun-09

5

Approved but next 6 Tipstaff to be suppressed

1 CO in Limerick from PAS CO panel

CO

1

Approved

18-Nov-09

1

1 CO from PAS

1 CO in Waterford from PAS CO panel

CO

1

Approved

18-Nov-09

1

1 CO from PAS

Dep Gen Solicitor (AP) acting to Gen Solicitor (PO) to be made substantive

Gen Solicitor

1

Approved

06-Nov-09

1

Sanctioned as substantive Gen Solicitor on basis of suppressing Dep Gen Solicitor post

Tip staffs (criers and ushers) for judiciary

Tip Staff (criers and ushers)

5

Approved

11-Mar-10

5

Operational needs.

Permanent Court messenger Galway

Court Messenger

1

Approved

21-Jan-10

1

Statutory requirements

10 Judicial Fellowships to the High Court

Fellowships

10

Approved

16-Jun-10

10

Fellows considered to provide key support to the Judiciary

4 Assistant Principal Officer posts in Dublin

Assistant Principal

4

Part Approved

01-Nov-10

2

3 to replace 4 normal retirements and 1 lateral transfer

3 Executive Officers in Dublin

Executive Officer

3

Not Granted

2 to replace retirements and 1 to replace transfer

1 Clerical Officer Wexford/Waterford

Clerical Officer

1

Not Granted

To replace staff member transferring to a Garda Station

Service Officer with Allowance for Dublin

Service Officer

1

Not Granted

Vacancy created on retirement of incumbent

1 Higher Executive Officer Wexford

HEO

1

Approved

19-Oct-10

1

1 Executive Officer Clonmel

EO

1

Approved

19-Oct-10

1

Judicial Secretaries

CO

2

Approved

19-Oct-10

2

Private Secretary to President High Court

CO

1

Approved

01-Nov-10

1

Essential Post

Registrar Special Criminal Court

AP

1

Refused

Operational needs.

Tip staffs (criers and ushers) for judiciary

Tip Staff (criers and ushers)

1

Approved

20-Dec-10

1

Operational needs.

Tip staffs (criers and ushers) for judiciary

Tip Staff (criers and ushers)

1

Approved

10-May-11

1

Operational needs.

Crier for Circuit Court Judge

Tip Staff (criers and ushers)

1

Approved

26-Jul-11

1

Operational needs.

Usher

Tip Staff (criers and ushers)

1

Approved

26-Jul-11

1

Operational needs.

Executive Legal Assistant to Chief Justice

Executive Legal Officer

1

Approved

26-Jul-11

1

Operational needs.

Judicial Researcher

Legal Researchers

3

Approved

31-Aug-11

3

Operational needs.

PRA

35 Technical Promotions

Examiner of Maps

35

Part Approved

During 2009

20

20 Mapping Draughtspersons promoted to next level. Old grade defunct while their new grade has big workload. Part Granted (no allowance for 15 staff)

Deputy Registrar, Head of Operations (departmental grade, Director equivalent)

Deputy Registrar

1

Approved

09-Mar-10

1

Business Critical Post

Mapping Advisor, (departmental grade, PO standard equivalent)

Mapping Advisor

1

Approved

09-Mar-10

1

Business Critical Post

Personnel Officer, (PO standard)

PO

1

Approved

09-Mar-10

1

Business Critical Post

2 AP higher and 2 AP standard

AP

4

Part Approved

09-Mar-10

1

Promotions

3 Service Officer Posts for Roscommon Office

Service Officer

3

Approved

11-Aug-10

3

CEO replacement

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

10-Feb-11

JELR

CEO Legal Aid Board

CEO

1

Approved

28-Aug-09

1

Statutory Post, extension for a 5 year fixed term contract

CEO Equality Authority

CEO

1

Approved

23-Apr-09

1

Statutory Post, extension for a 5 year fixed term contract

Employment Assistance Officer (EAO)

Employment Assistance Officer

1

Approved

06-May-09

1

Existing Civil Servant, cost neutral

Garda Inspectorate — 2 members

Garda Inspectorate

2

Approved

07-Aug-09

2

2 new members of Inspectorate sanctioned for a 2 year period

Deputy Chief State Pathologist

Deputy Chief State Pathologist

1

Approved

07-Jul-09

1

Exception made to make temp contract established (see file )

Head of IT

Head of IT

1

Approved

17-Feb-10

1

Acting up allowance for 1 year

2 Legal Researchers -INIS/ORAC

Legal Researcher

2

Approved

02-Feb-10

2

Renewal of Contracts for 1 year

Director General (Dep Sec)

DG

1

Part Approved

25-May-10

1

Approved at lower level.

International Policy (Asst Sec)

Asst Sec

1

Suppressed

01-May-10

0

JELR ISER 10 PO posts

PO

8

Part Approved

4

JELR shared services (Payroll Project Team 1 AP, 2 HEOs and 1 EO)

EO to AP

5

Under Consideration

JELR shared services (1 AP, 2 EOs and 2 COs)

CO to AP

5

Under Consideration

12 Junior Solicitors — Legal Aid Board

Solicitors

12

Approved

15-Apr-10

12

Value for Money

Office of Data Protection Commissioner Commissioner, 5 year contract

Asst Sec

1

Approved

26-May-10

1

Statutory Post, extension for a 5 year fixed term contract

National Manager of Detention School Services

1

Under Consideration

Deputy Director Probation Services

1

Refused

1 Senior Legal Researcher

1

Refused

4 Legal Researchers

4

Approved

3

Essential expertise needed

Senior Investigations Officer GSOC

AP

1

Refused

3 Forensic Scientists Grade III

3

Refused

2 Scientists

2

Refused

Assistant Principal Probation Officer

AP

1

Refused

Probation Officers

5

Refused

3 Assistant Principal

AP

3

Part Approved

26-Aug-10

2

Business Critical Posts

7 Executive Officers

EO

7

Part Approved

26-Aug-10

3

Business Critical Posts

2 Senior Probation Officers

Senior Probation Officers

2

Approved

26-Aug-10

2

Business Critical Posts

8 Probation Officers

Probation Officers

8

Approved

26-Aug-10

8

Business Critical Posts

5 Community Service Supervisors

Community Service Supervisors

5

Part Approved

26-Aug-10

3

Business Critical Posts

Refugee Appeals Tribunal -Chairperson of Refugee Appeals Tribunal

1

Approved

30-Aug-10

1

Statutory Post

A/Sec — Finance and Corporate

Asst Sec

1

Approved

30-Sep-10

1

2 Executive Officers Anti-Money Laundering Unit

EO

2

Approved

22-Oct-10

2

Business Critical Posts

Extradition & Mutual Assistance Unit, Increased e-data.

1 HEO, 2EOs, 2 COs

5

Part Approved

09-Nov-10

3

Increased Statutory function

GSOC Head of Communications

1 PO

1

Part Approved

December

1

Business Critical Posts

Driver Inspector of Prisons

Driver

1

Approved

26-Oct-10

1

Allowance for GSOC PA

CO

1

Approved

08-Nov-10

1

Minister Alan Shatter

Special Advisor

1

Approved

24-Mar-11

1

Ministerial Appointment

Special Advisor

1

Approved

1

Ministerial Appointment

Personal Secretary

1

Approved

1

Ministerial Appointment

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe

Special Adviser

1

Approved

1

Ministerial Appointment

Minister Alan Shatter

Personal Assistant

1

Approved

23-May-11

1

Ministerial Appointment

10 Executive Officers INIS

Executive Officers

10

Under consideration

4 Higher Executive Officers INIS

Higher Executive Officers

4

Under consideration

4 Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal

4

Under consideration

Coroner

Coroner

1

Approved

19-Sep-11

1

Taxing Master

Taxing Master

Approved

01-Aug-11

1

Irish Prison Service

Renewal of Contract for the Director General

Director General

1

Approved

June 09

1

Renewal of 5 year contract

Chief Officer competition

Chief Officer

1

Approved

31-Jul-09

1

Prison operational reasons.

40 Recruit Prison Officers

Prison Officer

40

Approved

31-Jul-09

40

Prison operational reasons.

3 Governor 1’s

Governor

3

Approved

31-Jul-09

3

Prison operational reasons.

2 Governor 2 posts

Governor

2

Approved

20/10/09

2

Prison operational reasons.

1 Governor 2 Post

Governor

1

Approved

20/10/09

1

Prison operational reasons.

Recruit grade prison officers

Prison Officers

40

Part Approved

23-Oct-09

40

Prison operational reasons.

Mandatory Drug Testing (Allowances)

2

Approved

13-Oct-09

2

Prison operational reasons.

Governor posts

Governor

15

Approved

01-Feb-09

15

Fill front line vacancies in prisons

Recruit grade prison officers

Prison Officer

40

Approved

22-Jan-10

40

38 recruit prison officers and 2 psychologists

Assistant Chief Officer

Asst Chief Officer

15

Approved

11-Feb-10

1

Governor III

Governor

1

Under Consideration

Required for Transformation Implementation Team

Assistant Governor

Asst Gov

1

Under Consideration

Required for Transformation Implementation Team

150 Prison Officers

Recruit Prison Officer

150

Approved

19-May-10

150

Prison operational reasons.

14 promotions to Assistant Chief Officer

Assistant Chief Officer

14

Approved

05-Jul-10

14

Prison operational reasons.

Allowance for campus Governor

Governor 1

1

1 Assistant Principal

AP

1

Approved

Oct

1

Required for Transformation Implementation Team

2 Clerical Officers

CO

2

Refused

Required for Transformation Implementation Team

9 Chief Officer I

Chief Officer I

9

Part Approved

18-Oct-10

5

Prison operational reasons.

9 Chief Officer II

Chief Officer II

9

Part Approved

18-Oct-10

5

Prison operational reasons.

Psychologists Grade II

Psychologists Grade II

2

Approved

December

2

Prison operational reasons.

4 Psychology Assistants

Psychology Assistants

4

Under Consideration

10 Nurse Officer Posts

Nurse Officers

10

Refused

October

Coordinator of Education

1

Under Consideration

5 Governor III posts

Governor III

5

Approved

15-Jul-10

5

Prison operational reasons.

2 Governor I posts

Governor I

2

Approved

15-Jul-10

2

Prison operational reasons.

1 Assistant Governor

Asst Gov

1

Approved

15-Jul-10

1

Prison operational reasons.

Psychologists Grade II

Psychologists Grade II

2

Approved

03-Sep-10

2

Prison operational reasons.

150 Prison Officers

Prison Officers

150

Part Approved

27-Sep-10

80

Assistant Industrial Supervisors

Assistant Industrial Supervisors (prison officers)

64

Part Approved

01-Dec-10

32

Prison operational reasons.

Prison Drs (1+panel)

1

Approved

14-Feb-11

1

Prison operational reasons.

4 Gov 2 promotions

Gov Grade 2

4

Approved

01-Jul-11

4

Operational Critical

DG of the Prison Service

1

Approved

01-Aug-11

1

Operational Critical

Garda Civilians

GPO head of HR strategy

PO

1

Not Granted

Head of Garda Infor Services centre

PO

1

Not Granted

Head of Training unit Templemore

AP

1

Approved

12-Mar-10

1

1 year contract extension

IT staff 9

Various

9

Part Granted

19-Apr-11

4

2 HEOs and 2 EOs subject to CMOD approval

31 staff for emergency call answering

CO

31

Refused

01-Jun-10

35 Staff for Garda Vetting Unit

CO

35

Part Granted

16-Feb-11

10

six month contracts to clear backlog

Head of legal affairs

PO higher

1

Approved

19-Apr-11

1

OSCAM

Various

4

Part Granted

19-Apr-11

2

GISC

HEO

3

Approved

19-Apr-11

3

Accident Damage Manager

HEO

1

Not Granted

19-Apr-11

0

Vehicle inspectors

EO

2

Part Granted

19-Apr-11

1

Dr

Dr

1

Not Granted

19-Apr-11

0

HR manager

HEO

2

Approved

19-Apr-11

2

Crime analyst

HEO

2

Not Granted

19-Apr-11

0

GNIB

EO

6

Under consideration

Head Grooms Person — An Garda Siochana

Head Grooms Person

1

Under consideration

Replacement for retirement

D/E&S

Programme for Govt 22 Psychologist & 3 SENO staff

Psychologists/SENO

25

Approved

25-May-09

25

Extending a service and reducing spend on panel scheme

Chief Inspector vacancy from retirement

Chief Inspector

1

1 Approved

Nov 09

1

Business Critical Post

DES

A/Secretary post

Asst Secretary

2

1 Approved

08-Oct-09

1

Business Critical Post

SEC

CEO of State Examinations Commission

Asst Secretary

1

1 Approved

08-Oct-09

1

Business Critical Post

School Inspectorate

10 Retired School Inspectors

10

10 Approved

03-Feb-10

10

NCCA

NCCA

8 Education Officers (temp.)

8

8 Approved

22-Jun-10

8

Business Critical Post

SEC

SEC

EAM (maths)

1

1 Approved

16-Sep-10

1

Specialist post

NCCA

NCCA

Director Curr. Assess.

1

1 Approved

22-Sep-10

1

Business Critical Post

Inspectorate

Deputy Chief Inspector

1

1 Approved

19-Oct-10

1

Business Critical Post

CICA

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse

Secretary/Principal Officer

1

1 Approved

16-Nov-10

1

Business Critical Post

NCSE

NCSE

CEO (Asst. Sec)

1

1 Approved

01-Nov-10

1

Business Critical Post

SEC

SEC

CO & Porters

1,600 & 340 worker weeks

Approved

10-Feb-11

1,940 worker weeks

Business Critical Post (L & Jun Cert)

SEC

Director of Operations, State Exams Commission

Director

1

1 Approved

17-Feb-11

1

Business Critical Post

SEC

SEC

Director (HEAD)

1

1 Approved

09-Mar-11

1

Business Critical Post

DES

Mins. Office

Special Advisor (PO)

1

1 Approved

07-Apr-11

Min. appointment (Quinn)

DES

Mins. Office

Personal Assistant to Min Cannon

1

1 Approved

07-Apr-11

1

Min. appointment (Cannon)

DES

Mins. Office

Civilian drivers

2

1 Approved

07-Apr-11

2

Min. appointment (Cannon)

DES

Mins. Office

Personal Assistant to Min Quinn

1

1 Approved

01-May-11

1

Min. appointment (Quinn)

DES

Mins. Office

Personal Secretary to Min Quinn

1

1 Approved

01-May-11

1

Min. appointment (Quinn)

DES

Mins. Office

Civilian Driver

1

1 Approved

13-May-11

1

Min. appointment (Quinn)

DES

Mins. Office

Special Advisor (PO)

1

1 Approved

01-Jun-11

1

Min. appointment (Quinn)

DES

Mins. Office

Personal secretary

1

1 Approved

01-Jun-11

1

Min. appointment (Cannon)

DES

Mins. Office

Civilian Driver

1

1 Approved

01-Jun-11

1

Min. appointment (Quinn)

DES

3 Post-primary Inspectors

Education

3

2 approved

20-May-11

2

to hold a competition for possible vacancies in the primary & post-primary inspectorate (specific sanction required for any appointment by D/Fin)

DES

4 Temp COs from PAS + 2 redeployed from other local depts.

CO

6

6 approved

03-Jun-11

6

4 Temp COs from PAS + 2 redeployed from other local depts to cover absences in large scale operational areas.

NCCA

1 new education officer and replace 2 others in August and fill 1 Director post

3 Education Officer 1 Director

4

part approved

05-Jul-11

2

replacement of an existing 2 Education officers post from 1/9/2011 sanctioned. 1 Education Officer post for Early Childhood Education and Primary Language education and 1 Director post pending (more info required) .

CSO

replace senior statistician on 5 year secondment

Senior statistician

1

approved

06-Jul-11

1

replacement will return to CSO when DES statistician returns from ICTU

NCCA

CEO

CEO

1

approved

25-Aug-11

1

CEO of NCCA by PAS following publicly advertised competition

SEC

6 month extension for Acting up to Asst Head of the Examinations & Assessment Division

Asst Head

1

approved

04-Oct-11

1

6 month extension for Acting up to Asst Head due to long term sick leave of job holder.

SEC

1 Asst. Head of E&A Div, 4 Examination & Assment Managers, 1 APO, 1 Cleaner(Superintendent in Charge)

1 Asst. Head of E&A Div, 4 Examination & Assessment Managers, 1 APO, 1 Cleaner (Superintendent in Charge)

7

approved

17-Oct-11

7

1 Asst. Head of Examination & Assessment Managers Div, 4 Examination & Assessment Managers, 1 APO due to retirements and restructuring at mgmt level, 1 Cleaner (Superintendent in Charge) due to retirement and sick leave.

D/Social Protection

New Management Board Structure

A/Sec and Director

4

Agree in principle to fill two of three A/Sec arising in ‘09 and to replace over ‘09 and ‘10 four departing Directors by two /Secs.

Decision by Minister 8/10/09 to proceed. Sanction issued 19 April ‘10 to appoint 2 A/Secs to replace 4 departing Directors.

4

Agreed to restructure responsibilities at Mgt Board level from 5 A/Sec and 5 Directors to 6 A/Sec and 1 Director.

To fill vacancy resulting from retirement in Child Family & Supplementary Policy & Services

Asst Secretary

1

Approved

Oct-09

1

Business Critical Post

Regional & Pensions Service Delivery

Asst Secretary

1

Approved

Oct-09

1

Business Critical Post

General Register Office

Asst Secretary

1

Refused

0

GPs required to operate med assessment scheme

Medical Assessors

4

Approved

09-Nov-09

4

Control function in monitoring validity of illness cases

Dep Head for med assessment scheme

Deputy Chief Medical Advisor

1

Approved

13-Jul-09

1

To provide management level to ensure appropriate monitoring of illness cases

Director — This is a statutory post

Chief Appeals Officer

1

Approved

23-Oct-09

1

Statutory Requirement to have Director in place

Head of Office — renewal of contract

Pension Ombudsman

1

Approved

01-Apr-09

1

Statutory requirement to have Ombudsman in place

3 posts sanctioned for Buncrana Office Donegal

Service Officer

3

Approved

24-Aug-09

3

Not possible to recruit Service Officer staff locally or via CAF

8 Buncrana Office Donegal

Staff Officer

8

Approved

06-Oct-09

8

Supervisory posts

Promotions (Dundalk)

CO to SO

20

Approved

01-Jul-09

20

Reduce Live Register “waiting time” for new claimants

Promotions Dundalk Initiative

CO to SO

25

Approved

23-Dec-09

25

Reduce Live Register “waiting time” for new claimants

Sanction to run competition for PO post in Sligo

Principal Officer

Approved

18-Jan-10

1

No assignment to date

Package of up to 100 posts being requested — 50 promotions in 2010 and 50 in 2011.

SO, EO and HEO, AP,

100

Part Approved

25-Mar-10

20

To deal with increases in the Live Register

Social Welfare Appeals Officers (Retired)

AP

12

Approved

20-May-10

12

Backlog of Appeals office Claims requiring decisions

Special Adviser to Minister

PO Standard

1

Approved

06-May-10

1

Ministerial appointments to D/SP

Special Media Adviser to Minister

PO Standard

1

Approved

06-May-10

1

Ministerial appointments to D/SP

Personal Assistant to Minister

HEO

1

Approved

06-May-10

1

Ministerial appointments to D/SP

Personal Secretary to Minister

Personal Secretary

1

Approved

06-May-10

1

Ministerial appointments to D/SP

Request to fill posts by internal competition

PO, AP and HEO

3

Approved

17-Aug-10

3

Essential to the maintenance of critical IT projects connected with increased workload arising from increases in the Live Register and also resulting from the integration of IT systems associated with transfers of functions to the D/SP. PO post is to be filled from existing internal panel while other 2 posts are to filled from redeployment if possible.

Medical Assessors

Medical Assessors

13-Jul-10

Approval given to run competition — additional sanction will be required to fill posts. The Medical Review and Assessment Services (MRAS) is the principal control mechanism for illness, disability and carer payment schemes administered by DSP.

Filling of Senior Management Posts

1 Deputy Secretary and 1 Assistant Secretary

2

Under Consideration

Business Critical Posts

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary

1

Approved

20-Apr-11

1

Ministerial Appointment

Filling of Senior Management Posts

1 Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

27-Apr-11

1

Approved on a redeployment basis

Payment of PO acting up allowance

PO

2

Approved

10-May-11

2

Appointment of civilian driver

Civilian Driver

1

Approved

25-May-11

1

Ministerial Appointment

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Advisor

1

Approved

15-Jun-11

1

Ministerial Appointment

Appointment of civilian driver

Civilian Driver

1

Approved

16-Jun-11

1

Ministerial Appointment

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Advisor

1

Approved

28-Jun-11

1

Ministerial Appointment

Principal Officer

5

Sanction to hold a PO competition to fill 5 vacancies

26-Jul-11

Competition to be conducted by the Public Appointments Service.

D/AFF

Filling of vacancy in Direct Payment Schemes

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

10-Jul-09

1

Business Critical Post

Acting up allowance

HEO

1

Approved

02-Oct-09

1

Filling of 2 A/Sec posts

Assistant Secretary

2

Part Approved

19-Mar-10

1

Senior Management, technical and scientific (45) to address skills deficits and ensure EU directives compliance

Various

45

Part Approved

19-Mar-10

21

Statutory posts

Audit & Senior management

2

Approved

19-Mar-10

2

Re-engagement of an Asst. Sec on pension abatement basis

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

06-Oct-10

1

Business Critical Post

Re-engagement of an Asst. Sec on pension abatement basis

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

22-Oct-11

1

Business Critical Post

Senior Management and Technical Posts

Various

54

Part Approved

07-Dec-10

20

Business Critical Post

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

8

Approved

10-Mar-11

8

Ministerial Appointments

appointment of AP

AP

1

Approved

21-Apr-11

1

15 Aps retired in the previous 2 years. Consequential HEO vacancy will not be filled

Appointment of Chief Veterinary Officer and Director of Laboratories

Chief Veterinary Officer, Director of Laboratories

2

Approved

20-Jul-11

2

Business Critical Post

Filling of vacancies in service delivery posts

Various

42

Part Approved

20-Jul-11

18

Delivery of service

D/EH&LG

To replace retiring and promoted Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

19/6/09

1

Business Critical Post

Request for 35 posts, 14 via promotion and 21 via recruitment

various Tech and administrative grades

35

Part Approved

27/03/2010

22

8 Posts in the National Parks & Wildlife Service:1 Grade 1 Inspector, 1 Grade 11 Inspector, 4 Grade 111 Inspectors, 2 Conservation Rangers. 6 Posts in Met Éireann: 1 Assistant Director, 1 Meteorologist, 4 Meteorological Officers 3 Other Professional/Technical Posts 1 Water Quality Inspector, 1 Principal Adviser (Environment Inspectorate), 1 Inspector Grade 111, 5 General Service Posts 1 Principal Officer, 2 Assistant Principals, 1 Administrative Officer, 1 Executive Officer.

Met Eireann — Director

Director

1

Approved

18-Sep-09

1

Business Critical Post

To replace Principal on loan

PO

1

Approved

29/1/10

1

Acting position

To replace retired assistant secretary — Heritage Division

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

21-Apr-10

1

Business Critical Post — already deferred for 1 year

Replace retiree

GIS Manager

1

Approved

10-Jun-10

1

Required technical post

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

5

Approved

various 10 March 2011 to 21 March 2011

5

Ministerial Appointments

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Civilian Drivers and Special Advisors

5

Approved

various 9 May 2011 to 19 July 2011

5

Ministerial Appointments

Regularisation of Secondment

Building Standards Advisor

1

Approved

03-Aug-11

1

Business Critical Post

Met Eireann — Principal Meteorological Officer

Principal Meteorological Officer

1

Approved

05-Aug-11

1

Business Critical Post

Met Eireann — Application for 11 posts

Senior Meteorologist, Meteorologist, Meteorological Officer

11

Pending

Enterprise, Trade and Innovation

Labour Relations Commission

Reappointment of 2 Rights Commissioners

PO equivalent

2

Approved

28/04/2009

2

Non-discretionary volume of LRC cases and need to maintain state IR machinery.

DETI

Personal Assistant, Personal Secretary and 2 Civilian Drivers for Minister of State Kelleher

HEO, EO, Civilian Driver

4

Approved

06/05/2009

4

Political Appointments

DETI

Personal Assistant, Personal Secretary and 2 Civilian Drivers for Minister of State Lenihan

HEO, EO, Civilian Driver

4

Approved

12/05/2009

4

Political Appointments

ET&I (Labour Relations Commission)

Deputy Director of Conciliation Services

PO

1

Approved

29/5/2009

1

Business Critical Post in LRC necessary to maintain state IR machinery.

Personal Assistant, Personal Secretary and 2 Civilian Drivers for Minister of State Calleary

HEO, EO, Civilian Driver

4

Approved

09/06/2009

4

Political Appointments

ET&I (Labour Court)

Reappointment of 2 Members of Labour Court

N/A

2

Approved

02/06/2009

2

Statutory posts needed for operation of divisions of Labour Court

ET&I (Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement)

Part-time services of retired High Court Judge

High Court Judge

1

Approved

03/06/2009

1

To adjudicate on legal documents in Anglo Irish Bank investigation

ET&I (Labour Relations Commission)

Reappointment of 2 Rights Commissioners

PO equivalent

2

Approved

13/08/2009

2

Non-discretionary volume of LRC cases and need to maintain state IR machinery.

ET&I (National Employment Rights Authority)

Solicitor

Solicitor

1

Application was refused

10/09/2009

0

ET&I (Patents Office)

Request for higher duties allowances for 2 EOs

HEO

2

Approved

10/09/2009

2

Temporary replacements in Trademarks Division

ET&I

Renew contracts of 2 legal researchers

EO

2

Approved

16/09/2009

2

To provide research for drawing up Companies Consolidation bill. 2 EO posts to be suppressed for duration of temporary contract.

ET&I (Labour Court)

Deputy Chairman of Labour Court

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

31/01/2010

1

Statutory post. Filled by agreement by ICTU nominee.

ET&I

Additional 10 IT posts

HEO and EO

10

Partly approved

02-Jun-10

3

Critical ICT posts.

ET&I

Appointment of Legal Advisor on secondment from Office of AG

Legal Advisor

1

Approved

24-May-10

1

Critical legal skills requirement.

ET&I (Labour Court)

Filling of Ordinary member of Labour Court post

Principal Officer Higher

1

Approved

26-May-10

1

Statutory post. Filled by retention of member until new nomination is received.

Enterprise, Trade & Innovation

Minister O’Keeffe’s Special Advisors

Principal Officer

2

Approved

18-May-10

2

Political Appointment

Minister O’Keeffe’s Personal Assistant

Higher Executive Officer

1

Approved

18-May-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister O’Keeffe’s Personal Secretary

Executive Officer

1

Approved

18-May-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister of State Lenihan’s Personal Secretary

Executive Officer

1

Approved

21-Jun-10

1

Political Appointment

To give Acting Up to and AO for AP and consequentials to EO and CO

AP, HEO, EO

3

Under consideration

To hold an internal competition to fill 2 AP posts

Assistant Principal

2

Under consideration

Enterprise, Trade & Innovation

To renew the contracts of 2 Legal Researchers

2

Approved

09-Aug-10

2

Contractors working on legislation

Labour Court

To re-appoint the Chairman and 2 Ordinary Members

3

Approved

19-Jul-10

3

Statutory posts.

Labour Relations Commission

Re-appointment of a Rights Commissioner

1

Approved

19-Jul-10

1

Statutory post

NERA

To fill Legal Advisor vacancy

Solicitor (AP)

1

Approved.

13-Sep-10

1

Critical post that will save expenditure on external legal services.

Enterprise, Trade and Innovation

To fill PO vacancies

PO

3

Under consideration

Enterprise, Trade & Innovation

Assistant Secretary post

Assistant Secretary

1

Under consideration

Ass Sec posts have reduced from 7 to 4 since April. Post in CSD area — arises due to retirement

NERA

To fill Accountant vacancy

Accountant Grade I

1

Under consideration

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

13

Approved

various 10 March 2011 to 11 April 2011

13

Ministerial Appointments

WAM project — temporary placement

graduate

1

Approved

15/03/2011

1

Temporary replacement for 6 months- administered by the Association of Higher Education Access Disability (AHEAD)

Minister of State Sean Sherlock

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

1

Approved

01/04/2011

1

Required for Ministerial Office

Personal Secretary

Personal Secretary

1

Approved

01/04/2011

1

Required for Ministerial Office

Civilian Driver

Civilian Driver

1

Approved

01/04/2011

1

Required for Ministerial Office

Civilian Driver

Civilian Driver

1

Approved

01/04/2011

1

Required for Ministerial Office

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

4

Approved

21/03/2011

4

Minister Richard Bruton

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

1

Approved

12/04/2011

1

Required for Ministerial Office

Personal Secretary

Personal Secretary

1

Approved

12/04/2011

1

Required for Ministerial Office

Press Adviser

Press Adviser

1

Approved

12/04/2011

1

Required for Ministerial Office

EJ&I

To fill AP Vacancy

AP

6

Under Consideration

To Fill PO Vacanct

PO

4

Under Consideration

CEGA

To start up and oversee new Irish SI translation unit.

Director

1

Approved

08/04/2009

1

Response to High Court ruling.

To manage the translation of Statutory Instruments into Irish

Aistritheoir Grád II

1

Approved

08/04/2009

1

Response to High Court ruling.

To manage the translation of Statutory Instruments into Irish

Aistritheoir Grád III

1

Approved

08/04/2009

1

Response to High Court ruling.

Ministerial Staff

Personal Assistant (HEO)

1

Approved

06/05/2009

1

Political Appointment

Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary

1

Approved

06/05/2009

1

Political Appointment

Ministerial Staff

Civilian Driver

1

Approved

30/04/2009

2

Political Appointment

To translate documents into Irish for EU.

Detached National Expert

3

Approved

05/11/2009

3

Temporary fixed term contracts renewed for 1 year.

To replace 2 Assistant Secretaries, one of whom had retired and the other promoted.

Assistant Secretary

2

Approved

23/04/2010 & 14/05/2010

2

Department was operating with only 1 Assistant Sec. Business critical post

Charitable, Donations and Bequests Office

To renew contract of Secretary to Commissioners.

Solicitor (AP)

1

Approved

11-Mar-10

1

Need for continuity during the changeover period leading to the setting up of the Charities Regulatory Authority.

National Advisory Committee on Drugs

To recruit researcher into drugs.

Researcher (AP)

1

Approved

11-Mar-10

1

Sanction granted to Health Research Board to recruit and second the Researcher to the NACD. Post considered a ‘Business Critical Post’.

Minister Carey’s Special Adviser

Principal Officer

1

Approved

19-Apr-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister Carey’s Media Advisor

Principal Officer

1

Approved

19-Apr-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister Carey’s Personal Assistant

Higher Executive Officer

1

Approved

19-Apr-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister Carey’s Personal Secretary

Executive Officer

1

Approved

19-Apr-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister of State White’s Personal Assistant

Higher Executive Officer

1

Approved

19-May-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister of State White’s Personal Secretary

Executive Officer

1

Approved

19-May-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister of State White’s Civilian Drivers

Civilian Driver

2

Approved

19-May-10

2

Political Appointment

Ministerial Staff (Minister of State White)

Special Advisor

1

Approved

24-May-10

1

Political Appointment

Additional Assistant Secretary Post

Assistant Secretary

1

Refused but Director post approved

22-Jul-10

1

Critical management post

Equality Authority

Filling of Legal Advisor post

PO

1

Under consideration

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers special advisers

3

Approved

21-Mar-11

3

Ministerial Appointments

To allow substantive AP grade for 4 HEOs who have been on acting up basis for 3 years

AP

4

Approved

09-Mar-11

4

Duration of acting up period.

Finance

Banking specialist (temporary fixed term contract for 3 years)

Banking Specialist (Assistant Secretary level)

1

Approved

21/8/09

1

Urgent need for expertise in banking area.

Director, Language Training Unit; higher duties allowance

Assistant Principal

1

Approved

01-Oct-09

1

Business Critical post

Package of IT posts.

1 ICT AP, 2 ICT E0s, 1 promotion EO to HEO (ICT)

4

Approved

23/12/09

4

Is in line with the ICT staffing recommendations made by the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes

Assistant Secretary in CMOD

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

Jan 2010

1

Business Critical Post

Secretary General

Secretary General

1

Approved

01-Feb-10

1

Business Critical Post

8 POs

Principal

8

Approved

12-Apr-10

8

Business Critical posts in situation where staffing levels were already below approved revised limits

Employee Assistance Officer

Higher Executive officer

1

Under consideration

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

1

Approved

28-Jun-10

1

Business critical post

Second Secretary Financial Services Division

Second Secretary

1

Approved

21-Jul-10

1

Business critical post

Senior Economic Adviser

Senior Economic Adviser

1

Approved

27-Sep-10

1

Business critical post — 3 Year Contract

Asst Principal

Asst Principal

1

Approved

23-Feb-11

1

Business Critical Post for managing re-organised CS Employee Assistance Service

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

3

Approved

03-May-11

3

Ministerial Appointments

Special Adviser

Principal Std Scale

1

Approved

03-May-11

1

Business Critical to Minister’s Office

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant Scale

1

Approved

02-May-11

1

Business Critical to Minister’s Office

2 Civilian Drivers

Civilian Driver

2

Approved

02-May-11

2

Business Critical to Minister’s Office

Assistant Secretary Banking

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

01-Jul-11

1

Business critical post

HR Manager

Principal Higher

1

Approved

12-Sep-11

1

Business Critical

Package of 200 posts.

Various Grades

200

Approved

22/12/09

200

To fill key management, audit and policy posts to ensure effective tax collection through a mix of redeployment, internal promotion and open competition.

To have internal competition for 2 CO positions in Print Room.

Clerical Officer

2

Approved

17-Feb-10

2

Open to Service Officers — regrading of 2 Service Officer posts to CO and filled by redeployment — with no overall increase in numbers.

Completion of final 2 phases of 2003 Uplift Agreement i.e. uplift of 20 Tax Officers to EO; 28 Higher Tax Officers to HEO & 5 CO Programmers to EO JSA

Uplift of 20 Tax Officers to EO; 28 Higher Tax Officers to HEO & 5 CO Programmers to EO JSA

53

Approved

30-Mar-10

53

Revenue Integration to General Service grades. This was a legacy of the Revenue Agreement on Integration agreed with the Unions following the integration of Customs staff with Tax staff. End result is more effective casework management following targeted training.

Revenue Solicitor and Asst Secretary post in Investigations and Prosecutions Division

Revenue Solicitor and Asst Secretary

2

Approved

22-Apr-10

2

Particular responsibilities attaching to each post.

29 AO ICT; 10 EO (ICT)

30 AO ICT; 10 EO (ICT)

40

Approved

11-Aug-11

40

To strengthen Revenue’s ICT capability while reducing overall ICT costs in medium to longterm, particularly through the displacement of expensive ICT consultants.

Revenue Commissioner

Revenue Commissioner

1

Approved

21-Sep-11

1

Critical for the effective Management of the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.

Creation of additional posts with allowances at Terminal 2 Dublin Airport

6 EOs, 12 COs

18

Approved

28-Sep-11

18

Minimum Customs staff required for T2 at Dublin Airport.

1 Printer (CO level) & 4 Service Officers

1 Printer (CO level) & 4 Service Officers

5

Approved

10-Oct-11

5

To maintain levels at a critical minimum required to ensure offices are able to function and print facility capable of operating at the required level.

Revenue Cutter Commander (HEO level)

Revenue Cutter Commander (HEO level)

1

Approved

13-Oct-11

1

Critical to Revenue’s Maritime Operations Drug Enforcement and blocking of contraband imports campaign

Valuation Office

Promotions

Chief Superintendents of Mapping

2

Approved

2

Element of restructuring plan for VO.

Higher Superintendents of Mapping

Higher Superintendents of Mapping

2

Approved

2

Element of restructuring plan for VO.

Appeal Officer

Appeal Officer

1

Approved

01-Sep-09

1

Internal competition — no backfilling of resulting vacancies — overall numbers not affected.

A minimum of 1 Asst Registrar (HEO) and 3 COs for Valuation Tribunal to deal with ongoing Tribunal Appeals arising from National Revaluation

1 Asst Registrar (HEO) and 3 COs

4

Approved

15-Apr-10

4

To ensure that the statutory deadlines for processing of appeals following the Revaluation process be met. Sanctioned on basis that an EO post be suppressed for 1 year, while an EO filled the HEO position on an acting up basis. 1 CO post to be filled on redeployment and the other 2 on temp contract for 11 mths each.

3 Student Valuers

3 Student Valuers @ CO level

3

Approved

17-Jun-10

3

On 1 year contracts on 1st pt of the CO scale, replacing students

To replace Service Officer retiring on age grounds

Service Officer

1

Approved

01-Oct-10

1

To be filled by redeployment, and that the overall number of Service Officers be reduced from 4 to 3 by end 2010

1 Managing Valuer (PO equiv)

1 Managing Valuer

1

Approved

05-Nov-10

1

To be filled internally with no backfilling i.e. suppress resulting AP equiv post

1 Cleaner and a promotion in situ of a Cleaner to Superintendent of Cleaners to replace upcoming retiree in latter grade

Cleaner & Superintendent of Cleaners

2

Part approved

17-Dec-10

1

To be filled through redeployment.

2 Temporary Appeals Officers

Appeal Officer

2

Approved

25-Feb-11

2

Business critical posts

2 Temporary Clerical Officers

Clerical Officer

2

Approved

14-Mar-11

2

Business critical posts

3 Student Valuers

Clerical Officer

3

Approved

13-Jun-11

3

Business critical posts

3 Temporary Clerical Officers

Clerical Officer

3

Approved

09-Aug-11

3

Business critical posts to be filled through redeployment

Extension of contracts for 2 Temporary Appeals Officers

Appeal Officer

2

Pending

C&AG

Vacancies at various Grades

4 PO, 4.7 AP, 14.5 HEO/EO, 1.7 CO (Total 24.9)

24.9

Approved

15-Mar-10

24.9

Extra responsibilities e.g. NAMA, new Accounting Standards, extra work on Revenue account

1 Director of Audit

Assistant Sec level

1

Approved

30-Apr-10

1

Scale of operations and complex issues involved.

Trainee Auditor to fill vacancies

Trainee Auditor

2

Approved

03-Aug-10

2

Temporary appointment to cover vacancy caused by secondment of a Detached National Expert to the EU, and relocation of other staff member.

Trainee Auditor

Trainee Auditor

1

Approved

28/04/2011

1

To replace Auditor recently deceased, during busiest period for auditing.

Clerical Officer

Clerical Officer

1

Approved

12-May-11

1

To backfill important CO position through redeployment.

Executive Officer

Executive Officer

1

Approved

08/09/2011

1

To backfill critical post in Finance Unit through redeployment

Trainee Auditor

Trainee Auditor

1

Approved

12/10/2011

1

Critical for Audit Certification Programme due to 2 retirements due shortly.

OPW

Upgrade

Architect

1

Refused

29/5/09

0

To fill vacancies

Service Officers

3

Approved

22/6/09

3

No viable alternatives to filling vacancy

Commissioner (Property Management Services)

Commissioner (Assistant Secretary)

1

Approved

26-Aug-09

1

To enable OPW to effectively deliver on the current demands for its services made by Government, other Departments and their agencies and the public.

Recruit 16 graduates at a reduced salary to replace those finishing the Graduate Architect Training Scheme.

Architect training programme

16

Approved

14/08/09

16

Participation in scheme for 5 years, — reduced salaries and fees

To fill vacancy in new section

Quantity Surveyor

1

Approved

08/12/09

1

NPPOU section in Trim

To fill possible vacancy in Director of the Botanic Gardens pending decision on 3 yr career break for incumbent to assume major positions in US

Acting up Director of Botanic Gardens

1

Approved

01-Apr-10

1

Provided that the previous post of the new Acting Director remain unfilled for the duration of the Director’s absence on career break

Filling of Management/Administration and Technical Posts

Various

142

Part Approved

24-Sep-10

28

Employee Assistance Officer and Payroll expert retentions. 26 posts approved for recruitment.

National Procurement Service (NPS)

Various

21

Approved

04-Aug-10

21

Staffing of NPS — 12 Buyers, 2 solicitors, 1 analyst & 6 Admin, 1 Admin officer

Appointment of Minister of State Staff

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers

4

Approved

various 10 March 2011 to 25 March 2011

4

Ministerial Appointments

Temporary district Inspector

Temporary district Inspector

1

Approved

13-May-11

1

3 month contract retention so as to allow continuation of maintenance work

Retention

Employee Assistance officer

1

Approved

02-Jun-11

1

Retntion for 3 months to allow business continuity

District inspector

1

Approved

02-Jun-11

1

Retention for 12 weeks to alloow business continuity

Grade 3 engineer

Grade 3 engineer

1

Approved

02-Jun-11

1

Vacancy filled by redeployment

Retention

District inspector/Works Managers

3

Approved

08-Aug-11

3

Retention to allow business continuity.

Retention

Employee Assistance officer

1

Approved

28-Sep-11

1

Retention until panel is in place.

Attorney General

Advisory Counsel Grade 111

Advisory Counsel Grade 111

1

Approved

18-Feb-10

1

Important legal post

Head of Administration

HEO

1

Approved

31-Dec-99

1

Principal post in charge of the office

Assistant Parliamentary Counsel Grade 11

Assistant Parliamentary Counsel Grade 11

3

Approved

3

Important legal posts

Advisory Counsel Grade 1 (Vacancy)

Assistant Secretary Level

1

Approved (acting-up basis for 3 yrs)

21-Sep-09

1

Business Critical Post

Advisory Counsel Grade 11

Advisory Counsel Grade 11

1

Approved

1

Important legal post because of the workload in the office

Dep Director

Deputy Secretary level

1

Approved

23-Feb-10

1

Business Critical Post (Internal TLAC type competition. Consequentials, if any, also sanctioned within ECF.)

Advisory Counsel Grade 111

Advisory Counsel Grade 111

1

Approved

1

Important legal post because of the workload in the office

Promotion AP to PO

PO

1

Approved

1

Promotion AP to PO

PO

1

Approved

1

Temp Asst Project Manager

Asst. Proj Manager

1

Approved

22-Oct-10

9 month contract not to exceed 15,000 @125.00 per day

Drafter

Contractor

2

Approved

03/12/2010

2

Max 6 months

Executive Officer

Executive Officer

1

Approved

28/01/2011

1

Business needs of office

Special Advisor

PO

1

Approved

29/03/2011

1

Ministerial Appointment

3 Legislative Drafters

Legislative Drafter

3

Refused

14/04/2011

0

2 Civilian Drivers

Civilian Driver

2

Approved

11/05/2011

2

Government Decision

CO

CO

1

Approved

15/04/2011

1

Long term sick leave case

Personal Assistant to AG

Personal Assistant

1

Approved

29/03/2011

1

Personal Staff Appointment

Personal Assistant to AG

Personal Assistant

1

Approved

29/03/2011

1

Personal Staff Appointment

Clerical Officer

Clerical Officer

1

Approved

15/09/2011

1

Admin needs of Office of Advisory Counsel

HEO

HEO

1

Refused

15/09/2011

0

Legislative Drafters

Contractor

2

Approved

18/10/2011

2

Contract for max of 12 months to cope with Govt Legislative Programme

Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

2

Approved

18/10/2011

2

Permanent staff at this level required to cope with Govt Legislative Programme

Legislative Editors

Legislative Editors

2

Approved

18/10/2011

1

Permanent staff at this level required to cope with Govt Legislative Programme

Advisory Counsel

Advisory Counsel

1

Approved

18/10/2011

1

To deal with demand in legal advice into the future

Chief State Solicitor

Solicitor

Solicitor

1

Approved

23-Jun-10

1

Official appointed on completion of apprenticeship

Solicitor

Solicitor (temp.) NAMA

1

Approved

08-Jul-10

1

High Court NAMA case

Promotion Law Clerk to Legal Executive

Legal Executive

2

Approved

31-Aug-10

2

Trainee scheme

Temp State Solicitor

150 State Solicitor Manweeks

1

Approved

13-Apr-11

150 State Solicitor Manweeks

Mat. Leave cover etc business case.

Apprentice Solicitor and Trainee Law Clerk Schems

Solicitor and Legal Executive

2

Not approved.

13-Apr-11

0

Involves guaranteed promotion contra moratorium.

CO

CO

1

Approved

13-Apr-11

1

Business needs of office

CO

CO

1

Approved

17-Jun-11

1

Business needs of office

Staff Officer

SO

1

Approved

11-Aug-11

1

On redeployment, to replace the work co-ordinator in the

Chief State Solicitor

Chief State Solicitor

1

Approved

04-Oct-11

1

Business Critical Post

Central Statistics Office

Assistant Director General

Assistant Director General

1

Approved

22-Oct-09

1

Business Critical Post -approved on the basis any resultant internal vacancy is suppressed

Assistant Director General for Macroeconomic and Environment Divisions

Assistant Director General

1

Approved

Agreed by Minister 14 April 2010

1

Business Critical Post

Senior Statistician

Senior Statistician

1

Approved

30-Apr-10

1

Business case

EO

EO

2

Approved

23-Jun-10

2

To assist BIM decent.

QNHS/EU-SILC Survey

Interviewer

8

Approved

27-May-11

8

Business case

Defence

Night watchman

Night Watchman

1

Approved

1

To provide security at the Galway premises

Director of Military Prosecutions

Director of Military Prosecutions

1

Approved

1

Statutory post

Assistant Principal/Senior Systems Analyst

Assistant Principal/Senior Systems Analyst

1

Approved

1

Sanctioned in Galway as a result of the suppression of a PO and the transfer of his duties to Dublin

Head Services Officer

Head Services Officer

1

Approved

1

Needed for the decentralisation of premises to Newbridge

Services Officer

Services Officer

1

Approved

1

Director

Director

1

Approved

1

Principal Officer

Principal Officer

1

Approved

1

Special Adviser

Special Adviser

1

Approved

09-Apr-10

1

Ministerial staff

Special Adviser

Special Adviser

1

Approved

16-Apr-10

1

Ministerial staff

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

1

Approved

09-Apr-10

1

Ministerial staff

Personal Secretary

Personal Secretary

1

Approved

09-Apr-10

1

Ministerial staff

Principal Officer

Principal Officer

1

Approved

05-Aug-10

1

PO vacancy arising from appointment of Director

Principal Officer

Principal Officer

1

Approved

05-Aug-10

1

Retirement of PO in Galway

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal

2

Approved

05-Aug-10

2

Arising from filling of PO posts

Prof. Accountant Grade I (Temporary)

Prof. Accountant Grade I

1

Approved

24-Mar-11

1

Business critical case

Contract Archivists

Temporary archivist

6

Approved

10-May-11

6

Work on 2016 project

Allowance

1 EO, 1 HEO

2

Approved

27-May-11

2

Allowances approved for temporary upgrades at a cost of €5,000 to allow cost effective delivery of a project valued at €1m

DPP

To fill retirement vacancy

Head of Directing Division (between Asst Sec and Dep Sec)

1

Approved

05-Jun-09

1

Business Critical Post

Chief Prosecution Solicitor

Chief Prosecution Solicitor (between Asst Sec and Dep Sec)

1

Approved

02-Nov-09

1

Business Critical Post

Internal Promotion to Deputy Chief Prosecution Solicitor

Deputy Chief Prosecution Solicitor

1

Approved

23-Apr-10

1

Business Critical Post

Internal Promotion to PO

PO (higher)

1

Approved

23-Apr-10

1

Business Critical Post

Legal Researcher (temp.)

Legal Researcher (temp.)

1

Approved

23-Apr-10

Business Critical Post

Head of Admin (allowance)

Head of Admin (allowance)

1

Approved

23-Apr-10

1

Business Critical Post

Legal Researcher (temp.)

Legal Researcher (temp.)

1

Approved

13-Apr-11

1

Business critical case

Director of Public Prosecutions

1

Approved

Sep-11

1

Statutory post

Foreign Affairs

10 Third Secretaries

Third Secretaries

10

Approved

25-Jan-10

10

From the 2008 competition to provide for succession planning

Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

19-Feb-10

1

Business Critical Post

Counsellor and First Secretary

Counsellor and First Secretary

2

Approved

2

Business Critical Post

Chairmanship of OSCE — temporary hiring of staff

3 Assistant Secretaries, 2 PO, 1 AP, 1 Third Sec, 2 Eos and 3 Clerical Officers

12

Under consideration — approved — 1 A/Sec, 2 A/Sec for 20 weeks, 2 PO, 1 AP, 4 Third Sec/EO/CO/local expert

30-11-2010 and 28-01-10

10

Business Critical posts essential to chairmanship of OSCE which has been approved by government

staff in audit and control area of ODA

AP level dealing with audit, control and monitoring functions of ODA

10

Approved

10

Arises from FGS Irish Aid Management Review

Special adviser to Minister

Special Adviser

1

Under consideration — approved

28-Sep-10

Secondment from HEA, returned to HEA when Minister Martin resigned, January 2011

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

14

Approved

Various 29 March 2011 to 15 June 2011

14

Ministerial Appointments

Services Officer and Services Attendant

Services Officer and Services Attendant

2

Approved

22/03/2010

2

Business Critical Posts

Special Adviser to MoS Creighton and replacement PA

Special Adviser, PA

2

Under consideration

Ministerial Appointments

State Laboratory

4 Student Analysts

Students

4

Approved

03-Aug-10

4

Temporary 7 month appointments

Taoiseach

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal

1

Approved

1

Head of the IT Unit to be filled from redeployment

Administrative Officers

Administrative Officers

3

Approved

3

For succession planning

Special Adviser to Minister of State Curran, Chief Whip

Special Adviser

1

Approved

30-Apr-10

1

Transfer of staff to Minister from previous Dept

Staff for Minister of State/Chief Personal Staff

PA & 2 x Worksharing Sec Assistants

2

Approved

06-May-10

2

Transfer of staff to Minister from previous Dept

Special Advisor to Taoiseach

Special Adviser

1

Approved

15/06/2010

1

Transfer from DFA

Promotion HEO to AP

AP

1

Approved

15/06/2010

1

Business Case

Promotion AP to PO

PO

1

Approved

15/06/2010

1

Business Case

Deputy Government Press Secretary

Principal Officer (Higher)

1

Approved

04/02/2011

1

Transfer of staff at Request of Taoiseach

Personal Assistant to Taoiseach

AP

1

Approved

04/02/2011

1

Transfer of staff at Request of Taoiseach

Special Advisers

PO Std Scale

2

Approved

04/05/2011

2

Ministerial Appt

Special Advisers

Dep Secretary

2

Approved

04/05/2011

2

Ministerial Appt

Personal Assistant to Taoiseach

AP

1

Approved

04/05/2011

1

Business Case

Personal Assistant to Taoiseach

AP

1

Approved

04/05/2011

1

Business Case

Personal Assistant to Taoiseach

AP

1

Approved

04/05/2011

1

Business Case

Personal Assistant to Taoiseach

AP

1

Approved

04/05/2011

1

Business Case

Personal Secretary to Taoiseach

EO

1

Approved

04/05/2011

1

Business Case

Civilian Drivers for Chief Whip

Civilian Driver

2

Approved

27-May-11

2

Ministerial Appts

Civilian Driver for Leader of Seanad

Civilian Driver

1

Approved

23/06/2011

1

Necessary to fill post

Govt Press Secretary

Asst Sec Equiv

1

Approved

10/06/2011

1

Up to 1 Sept 2011 maximum for smooth changeover

Personal Assistant to Govt Chief Whip

Personal Assistant

1

Approved

05/07/2011

1

Business Critical

Civilian Driver to Leader of Seanad

Civilian Driver to Leader of Seanad

1

Approved

14/09/2011

1

Business case

Asst Secretary to replace Martin Fraser SG

Asst Secretary

1

Approved

15/09/2011

1

Business critical

Govt Press Secretary

Govt Press Sec -Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

06/10/2011

1

Business Critical

Dep Gov Press Secretary

Dep Govt Press Sec — Principal Officer (Higher)

1

Approved

06/10/2011

1

Business Critical

Asst Gov Press Secretary

Asst Govt Press Sec -Principal Officer (Std Scale))

1

Approved

06/10/2011

1

Business Critical

Special Adviser to Govt Chief Whip

Special Advisor to Chief Whip — Principal Officer (Std Scale)

1

Approved

06/10/2011

1

Business Critical

Executive Officer

Executive Officer

2

Approved

07/11/2011

2

Recruitment necessary due to level of experience required for maintenance and updating of the Govt News Website.

Assistant Secretary responsible for EU Affairs

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

17/10/2011

1

Business critical management post.

Transport

Coastal Sector Unit Managers

Coastal Sector Unit Managers

3

Approved

3

Needed for health and safety reasons

Operations and Training Officer in the coastal service

Operations and Training Officer in the coastal service

1

Approved

1

Needed for health and safety reasons

Assistant Secretary Vacancy from retirement (Public Transport)

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

22-Oct-09

1

Key management level post

A/Sec vacancy

Assistant Secretary

1

Refused

Principal Officer

Principal Officer

2

Refused

To be filled from internal competition.

Acting Up

Principal Officer

1

Approved

28-Feb-10

1

Pressures in connection with the setting up of the National Transport Authority

Personal Staff for Minister for State Ciarán Cuffe T.D

1 x PA & 1 x Personal Sec

2

Approved

21-Apr-10

2

Special Advisor for MoS Cuffe

Principal Officer

1

Approved

01-Jun-10

1

Political appointment

Chief Maritime Accident Investigator

Principal Officer

1

Approved (originally approved Nov 09). Transport sought amendment to condition of sanction but original sanction stands.

18-Aug-10

1

Critical post in new National Transport Investigation Unit

Filling of existing and forthcoming vacancies in the Irish Coast Guard.

Various from EO to PO

31

5 approved with redeployment condition: Manager Volunteer Services (AP1), Divisional Controller (AP), Shift Watch Keeping Officer (EOx3)

19-Aug-10

5

Critical posts in the Irish Coast Guard

Filling of vacancies in the Marine Survey Office

various up to PO

11

2 approved with redeployment condition: Deputy Divisional Controller (AP), Surveyor in Charge (PO).

19-Aug-10

2

Critical posts in the Marine Survey Office

Filling of PO post which had been deferred since Feb 2010

PO

1

Under consideration

Post has been deferred since Feb 2010- from Internal Panel

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

14

Approved

various 10 March 2011 to 26 April 2011

14

Ministerial Appointments

Health

DG of OMCYA

Deputy Secretary

1

Approved

23-Dec-09

1

Head of Office of Min for Children etc

CEO Designate of Adoption Authority

Assistant Secretary level

1

Approved

01-Sep-10

1

Head of Adoption Authority as required under Adoption Act 2010

Assessor of Youth Work

AP

1

Approved

30-Aug-10

1

Statutory Post

Regularization of Contract for Services

Health Promotion Policy Advisor (AP Equivalent)

1

Approved

04/05/2011

1

Temp Cover for Sick Leave

Personal Secretary

0.4

Approved

02/06/2011

0.4

Assistant Secretary

1

Granted

29/07/2011

1

PO 1

2

Granted

23/08/2011

2

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary — Minister Reilly

1

granted

10/03/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Assistant— Minister Reilly

1

granted

10/03/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Civilian Driver— Minister Reilly

1

granted

01/05/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Civilian Driver— Minister Reilly

1

granted

01//05/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Press Adviser— Minister Reilly

1

granted

31/05/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Special Advisor— Minister Reilly

1

granted

10/03/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary — Minister Shortall

1

Granted

10/03/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Assistant — Minister Shortall

1

Granted

10/03/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Special Advisor — Minister Shortall

0.5

Granted

Sep-11

0.5

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Assistant -Minister Lynch

1

Granted

10/03/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary -Minister Lynch

1

granted

10/03/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Civilian Driver — Minister Lynch

1

Granted

11/04/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Civilian Driver — Minister Lynch

1

Granted

30/05/2011

1

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Temp CO — Minister Lynch

1

Secondment from Cork County Council

27/06/2011

1

Special Delivery Unit — National Strategic Lead Bed Management

Director of Nursing (CUH)

1

Granted

18/10/2011

1

Special Delivery Unit — National Strategic Lead Discharge Planning

Bed Manager (CUH)

1

Granted

18/10/2011

1

Children & Youth Affairs

Senior specialist with experience in the area of child welfare and protection services

PO Equivalent

1

Approved

01-May-11

1

Required in response to recommendations in the Ryan Report into institutional child abuse. Secondment from D/Health & Children

Secretary General appointment

Secretary General

1

Approved

01-Jul-11

1

Required for new Department

Assistant Secretary appointment

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

01-Oct-11

1

Required for new Department — agreed in March

Tourism, Culture & Sport

Filling of two posts in Minister’s Constituency Office by transfers from other Departments

Executive Officer

2

Approved

20-May-10

2

Posts vital to the functioning of the Constituency Office

Minister Hannifin’s Special Advisor

Principal Officer

1

Approved

27-Apr-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister Hannifin’s Press Advisor

Higher Executive Officer

1

Approved

27-Apr-10

1

Political Appointment

Minister Hannifin’s Personal Assistant

Higher Executive Officer

1

Approved

27-Apr-10

1

Political Appointment

Renewal of contract for Director in Culture Ireland

Assistant Principal

1

Approved

1

Critical function of the Dept. Government priority. Equivalent post to be suppressed.

Minister Hannifin’s Personal Secretary

Executive Officer

1

Approved

27-Apr-10

1

Political Appointment

Filling of PO vacancy

Principal Officer

1

Under consideration

Post is in CSD, which covers a wide area , and Dept already carrying other PO post which has not been filled

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers special advisers

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers special advisers

4

Approved

21/03/2011

4

National Archives

Filling of vacancies to avoid the closure of the reading room

CO, EO and Service Officers

6

Part approved to fill 3 posts (1 CO and 2 Service Officers) by redeployment. Service Officers not available via redeployment so sanction given to recruit.

June/July/Aug 2010

3

Business critical, frontline posts.

Ombudsman

Senior Investigator

Principal Officer

1

Approved

30-Apr-10

1

Business critical management post.

State Laboratory

4 Student Analysts

Students

4

Approved

03-Aug-10

4

Temporary 7 month appointments

CENR

Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

26-May-10

1

TLAC competition

Temporary EO for 6 months

EO

1

Refused

To suppress 2 CO posts and replace with 2 EO posts

EO

2

Approved

01-Jun-10

2

Business needs of Department

AO vacancy filled

AO

1

Approved

01-Jun-10

1

Business needs of Department

Appointment of Ministerial Staff

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

6

Approved

31-Mar-11

6

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary

1

Approved

26-May-10

1

TLAC competition

EO

EO

1

Refused

EO

EO

2

Approved

01-Jun-10

2

Business needs of Department

AO

AO

1

Approved

01-Jun-10

1

Business needs of Department

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

Personal Secretary, Assistant, Civilian drivers, special advisers

6

Approved

31-Mar-11

6

Ministerial Appointments

EO

EO

1

Approved

25-May-11

1

To facilitate a commitment to allow a staff member to decentralise. Consequential CO post suppressed.

Economist

AP/PO

2

Approved

07-Jul-11

2

Business needs of Department

National Gallery

Renewal of temporary contracts

Security Attendant

15

Under consideration

Appointment of contractors to permanent posts

Security Attendant

7

Under consideration

Regularise position of Head of Conservation

Engineer Grade II (AK I)

1

Under consideration

To appoint staff on a fixed term basis for Master Development Plan

Head of Art Handling (HEO), MDP Project Manager (HEO), Paper Conservator (AKII), Painting Conservator (AKII), Art Handlers (x3)

7

Under consideration

Filling of permanent positions

Head of Exhibitions (AK I), Senior Curator (AK I), HEO, EO, Website Administrator (AK II), IT Officer (CO)

6

Under consideration

Filling of post of Director

Director

1

Approved

10-Jan-11

1

Statutory Post

Public Expenditure & Reform

Secretary General

Sec-Gen

1

Approved

26/04/2011

1

Govt Appointment

Special Adviser

Principal Standard

1

Approved

03/05/2011

1

Critical to operation of Minister’s Office

Special Adviser

Special Adviser

1

Approved

18/05/2011

1

Critical to operation of Minister’s Office

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

1

Approved

03/05/2011

1

Critical to operation of Minister’s Office

Personal Secretary (Constituency Secretary)

Personal Secretary

1

Approved

02/05/2011

1

Critical to operation of Minister’s Office

Manager of the CS Employee Assistance Servive

Asst Principal Higher

1

Approved

07/07/2011

1

Business Critical for management of centralised EAS

Executive Officer

EO

1

Approved

01/09/2011

1

Critical to administration of the Employee Assistance Service (EAS) for all of the Civil Service.

Quantity Surveyor

Architect

1

Approved

05/09/2011

1

Critical for Procurement Policy re Construction etc

HR Manager

Principal Higher

1

Approved

12/09/2011

1

Critical for Mgmt of HR

Programme Director

Assistant Secretary (modified scale)

1

Approved

18/10/2011

1

Business needs of Department (Reform and Delivery)

PO ICT

PO Higher ICT

1

Approved

18-Oct-11

1

ICT needs of Department (CMOD)

Project Manager HR Shared Services

PO Higher

1

Approved

18-Oct-11

1

Business critical

Shared Services Transformation Manager

PO Higher

1

Approved

01-Nov-11

1

Essential for management of Reform and Delivery in the Public Service.

2538.8

Total

1,792

1The Deputy may wish to note that an Independent Review Panel of the Department of Finance, comprising 3 Members, has also been established, chaired by Mr. Rob Wright. A Chairperson has also been appointed to the Implementation group on the Croke Park Agreement.

Temporary Posts for CENSUS of Population 2011 [CENTRAL STATISTICS OFFICE]

Dept / Office Title

Exception Sought¹

Grade

No. of Exceptions Sought Promotion/ Recruitment Redeployment

Decision

Sanction Date

Exceptions Granted Promotion/ Recruitment Redeployment

Basis of Sanction

Central Statistics Office

Staff for the Household Budget Survey i.e. interviewers etc

Staff for the Household Budget Survey i.e. interviewers etc

Approved

85

These staff required for the Household Budget, Business Register and Annual Services Inquiry — 85 Temporary Contracts during 2009 & 2010

ICT Executive Officer

ICT Executive Officer

Approved

2

Required for preparatory work on the Census of Population 2011

Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Approved

4

Required for 18 months to work on the Census. Will be re-assigned to another department on completion of that work

Clerical Officer

Clerical Officer

Approved

24

The CSO was asked to seek staff from other departments for a period of 10 months for Census of Agriculture work. In the event, staff were not available so sanction was later granted to appoint COs on temporary contract

Statistician

Statistician

Approved

1

To work full time on an OECD ‘Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies’

Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Approved

2

Also required for this programme

Grades from Clerical Officer to Assistant Principal

Grades from Clerical Officer to Assistant Principal

Approved

158

These are internal CSO staff required from early 2010 to end 2011 to prepare for and finalise the Census 2011

Census Liaison Officers, Regional Supervisors, Field Supervisors and Clerical Officers

Census Liaison Officers, Regional Supervisors, Field Supervisors and Clerical Officers

Under Consideration

Temporary part-time enumerators

Temporary part-time enumerators

Under Consideration

Total posts approved for CSO (temps):

276

Table 2 — Requests for Exceptions in the Public Service Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation /Jobs Enterprise & Innovation

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

DETE- Enterprise Ireland

Retirement

Manager

1

Yes — on a permanent basis

1

May-09

Retirement

2

DETE- Enterprise Ireland

Graduate

Graduate

16

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

16

May-09

16 graduate posts

3

DETERoscommon CEB

Vacancy

CEO

1

No

0

May-09

Vacancy

4

DETE Cork CEB

Replacing maternity leave

Administrative Officer

1

No

0

Jun-09

Replacing maternity leave

5

DETE — FAS DG

Statutory post

DG

1

Yes — on a permanent basis

1

Jun-09

Statutory post

6

DETE -NCA Registrar

No vacancy

AP-HAD

1

Yes — on a permanent basis

1

Jun-09

Registrar

7

DETE — Enterprise Ireland

Rollover of contract posts for overseas (4 sanctioned)

Various

53

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

4

Jun-09

Rollover of contract posts for overseas (4 sanctioned)

8

DETE -PIAB

Renewal of contract posts (5 sanctioned)

CO

6

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

5

Jul-09

Renewal of contract posts (5 sanctioned)

9

DETE -NCA student

Student

1

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

1

Jun-09

Student

10

DETE — NCA

Retirement — Head of Corporate Services (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

AP — STANDARD

1

Yes — on a permanent basis

1

Aug-09

Retirement (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

11

DETE — NCA

Retirement (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

AP — STANDARD

1

Yes — on a permanent basis

1

Aug-09

Retirement (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

12

DETE — NCA

Retirement — Commercial Practises Division (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

HEO (x5)

5

Yes — on a permanent basis

5

Aug-09

Retirement (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

13

DETE — NCA

Retirement (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

EO (X3)

3

Yes — on a permanent basis

3

Aug-09

Retirement (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

14

DETE — NCA

CO (X2)

2

Yes — on a permanent basis

2

Aug-09

15

DETE — IAASA

Vacancy

Accountant

1

No

0

Aug-09

Vacancy

16

DETE — FAS

Decision of Rights Commissioner

Training Instructor

1

Yes — on a permanent basis

1

Sep-09

Decision of rights Commissioner

17

DETE — Interreg — Tradelinks 2 project

new project

Project Manager

1

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

1

Sep-09

new project

18

DETE — Interreg — Tradelinks 2 project

new project

Financial Administrator

1

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

1

Sep-09

new project

19

DETE — Interreg — Tradelinks 2 project

new project

4 Regional Coordinators

4

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

4

Sep-09

new project

20

DETE — Interreg — Tradelinks 2 project

new project

4 Support Co-ordinators

4

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

4

Sep-09

new project

21

DETE — Competition Authority

Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement in the Public Service

Case Officer

1

No

0

Oct-09

Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement in the Public Service

22

DETE — FÁS

Retirement (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

ADG — Finance & IT

1

Yes — on a permanent basis

1

Oct-09

Retirement (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement)

23

DETE — Forfas

New project — Self Financing — Manager of European Space Research Office

Manager

1

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

1

Dec-09

New project — Self Financing

24

DETE — PIAB

Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement in the Public Service

Legal Services Manager

1

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

1

Jan-10

Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement in the Public Service

25

DETE- Enterprise Ireland

Temporary Overseas Contract posts

Contract Posts (Overseas Jan-Mar 10) — Various Grades

2

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

2

Feb-10

Temporary Overseas Contract posts

26

DETE — Enterprise Ireland

Support for Credit Review

CO

1

Yes — on a permanent basis

1

Mar-10

Support for Credit Review

27

DETE — Competition Authority

Request under consideration

Board Members 2

2

Request under consideration

0

Mar-10

Request under consideration

28

DETE — Competition Authority

Statutory post

Chairperson of Board

1

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

1

Mar-10

Statutory post

29

DETE — SFI

City of Science Project

Project Manager

1

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

1

Mar-10

City of Science Project

30

DETE — SFI

City of Science Project

CO

1

No

0

May-10

PA for Dublin City of Science

31

DETE — FAS

Request under consideration

4

Request under consideration

0

Mar-10

Request under consideration

32

DETE — NSAI

Ongoing contracts

Various

4

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

4

Apr-10

Ongoing contracts

33

DETE — NCA

3 Student posts

3

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

3

May-10

34

DETI — Forfas

Request under consideration

PO

1

Request under consideration

0

Request under consideration

35

DETI — Competition Authority

internship

CO

2

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

2

Jun-10

Request under consideration

36

DETI — Competition Authority

Board Members 2

2

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

2

Jun-10

37

DETI _ IAASA

Various

3

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

3

Sep-10

38

DETI — CEB

CEO

CEO

1

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

39

DETI — IDA

Various

10

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

10

SEP -10

40

DETI — Competition Authority

Chair/CEO Designate

1

Request under consideration

1

Jul — 10

41

DETI — NSAI

Certification Officer

1

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

42

DETI — Enterprise Ireland

Various

12

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

12

Oct — 10

43

DETI — Forfás

Various

5

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

2

Dec 2010

44

DETI — SFI

Researchers

3

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

3

Dec — 10

45

DETI — SFI

DG

1

Yes — on a temporary/acting basis

1

Dec — 10

46

DETI — Inward Investment North/South

Research Officer

1

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

47

DETI — NSAI

Various

2

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

48

DETI — Forfás

1 AP 1 EO

2

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

49

DETI — PIAB

Various

11

Yes — Redeployment

From redeployment from within the DETI Vote

50

DETI -Forfás

2 AP

2

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

51

DETI — Forfás

Chief Financial Officer

1

Yes

1

Jul 2011

52

DETI — IAASA

Statutory post

CEO

1

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

53

DJEI — EI

Various

3

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

54

DJEI — SFI

Research Officers

7

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

55

DJEI — IDA

Various

8

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

56

DJEI — EI

Various

5

Request under consideration

Request under consideration

Department of Social Protection

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

Family Support Agency

To cover Term-time vacancies in front line mediation service — Portlaoise + Sligo

1

Yes

1

2

Family Support Agency

To cover Term-time vacancies in front line mediation service — Raheny + Wexford

0.8

Yes

0.8

3

Family Support Agency

Temporary appointment due to end June 2009 — Castlebar FMS office

0.5

Yes

0.5

4

Family Support Agency

Temporary appointment due to end June 2009 — Letterkenny office

0.4

Yes

0.4

5

Family Support Agency

Supervision + Management of Mediation Service in Southern and Westerns Regions — temporary appointment due to end June 09

1.6

Yes

1.6

6

Family Support Agency

Supervision + Management of Mediation Service in Southern and Westerns Regions — temporary appointment due to end January 10

1.6

Yes

1.6

7

Family Support Agency

To cover Shorter Working Year Scheme vacancies in front line mediation service — Letterkenny, Portlaoise, Sligo, Raheny, Athlone, Wexford & HQ

4.5

Yes

4.5

8

Family Support Agency

Temporary appointment due to end June 2010 — Castlebar FMS office

0.5

Yes

0.5

9

Family Support Agency

Temporary appointment due to end June 2010 — Letterkenny office

0.4

Yes

0.4

10

Citizens Information Board

Temporary ICT contracts due to end March 2010 — Dublin HQ

2

Yes

2

11

Pensions Board

Staff required due to developments in the pensions arena

1 PO4 APs4 HEOs3 EOs

12

Sanction was given for the transfer of 6 posts from the Department of Social Protection’s ECF by end-2012; Sanction was given for 6 posts to be recruited on fixed-term contracts for a period of no more than 3 years.

12 (6 posts to be trans-ferred from DSP and 6 posts to be re-cruited extern-ally on a three year fixed-term con-tract)

11 March 2011

12

Citizens Information Board

ICT manager post to cover maternity leave and Regional Manager post to be filed internally

Grade 7 (HEO) post and Regional Manager

2

Approved Grade 7 post to end November 2011 and Regional Manager post to be filled internally

2

2 March 2011

13

Citizens Information Board

This was to fill the position made vacant by the resignation of an administrator who was acting up into an ICT project management role until 31 March 2011;

Grade 4 ICT Administrator Post

1

1

31 March 2011

14

Pensions Board

The current contract for the CEO of the Pensions Board will expire on 30 November 2011

CEO

1

Sanction was given for the re-appointment of Mr Brendan Kennedy as CEO of the Pensions Board for a further 5 years from 30 November 2011.

1

15 September 2011

Department of Defence

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

Defence Forces

To retain the capacity of the organisation to operate effectively across all roles while contributing to the necessary public service economies

Cadets and army/naval service recruits. Promotion across a range of ranks. Acting up appointments for overseas deployment.

529

Yes

207

July 2009 and November 2009

Recruitment of 42 cadets and promotions across a range of ranks. 100 acting up appointments.

2

Defence Forces

Retirement of Military Judge which is a statutory post

Colonel

1

Yes

1

April 2010

Statutory post

3

Defence Forces

Retirement of Director of Military Prosecutions which is a statutory post

Colonel

1

Yes

1

June 2009

Statutory post

4

Defence Forces

Civilian employees. Temporary post and extension of contract.

Pharmacist

2

Yes

2

July 2009

5

Defence Forces

Civilian employee contract extension.

Social Worker

1

Yes

1

July 2009

6

Defence Forces

Civilian Employee. Management of provision of electrical services.

Foreman

1

Yes

1

7

Defence Forces

Civilian employee to assist in the re-fit of Naval ships.

Welder

1

Yes

1

April 2010

8

Defence Forces

Filling of GOC Air Corps

Brigadier General

1

See note below

9

Defence Forces

Filling of DCOS (Operations) vacancy which is a statutory post

Major General

1

Yes

1

July 2010

Statutory post

10

Defence Forces

Civilian employee. Management of provision of social worker service for the Defence Forces.

Principal Social Worker

1

Yes

1

September 2010

Note: Sanction for GOC Air Corps was approved in the context of agreement between the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of Defence on the ECF and the approved number of Brigadier Generals set out therein. In addition, ongoing targeted recruitment to and promotion within the Defence Forces has continued in the context of the undertakings agreed under the ECF, the Croke Park Agreement and between the Ministers for Defence and PER, subject to Defence remaining within agreed Vote allocations.

Department of Tourism, Culture & Sport / Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

National Library of Ireland

To fill Director post

Director

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

18/12/09

Statutory position

2

National Library of Ireland

2 vacancies due to retirement and internal promotion

Keeper, Asst Keeper

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

22/9/09

Due to the specialised nature of the work of the Library

3

Irish Sports Council

To fill Director post

CEO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

14/5/09

Statutory position

4

Arts Council

To fill Director post

Director

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

20/8/09

Statutory position

5

Failte Ireland

temporary posts

Principal Officer (temporary)

1

4. Application was refused

0

6

Failte Ireland

temporary posts

Principal Officer (temporary)

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

13/1/10

Payment of acting up allowance paid temporarily due to maternity leave

7

Failte Ireland

E Business manager

Assistant Principal

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

13/1/10

Post filled as a necessity for the development of the Tourism Sector

8

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

IT Manager

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

19/11/09

Key post for the successful running of the National Concert Hall

9

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

Financial Accountant

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

19/11/09

Key post for the successful running of the National Concert Hall

10

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

Learn & Explore Administrative Assistant

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

19/11/09

Key post for the successful running of the National Concert Hall

11

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

Graphic Designer

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

19/11/09

Key post for the successful running of the National Concert Hall

12

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

On line Marketing Executive

1

4. Application was refused

0

13

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

Lighting Technician/stage hand

1

4. Application was refused

0

14

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

Box Office Cashier Supervisor

1

4. Application was refused

0

15

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

Operations Assistant Manager

1

4. Application was refused

0

16

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

Own Promotions Executive

1

4. Application was refused

0

17

National Concert Hall

Fixed term contract post

Director of NCH

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

14/12/2010

Statutory Post

18

Chester Beatty Library

To fill Director post

PO 1

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

29/3/10

Key post

19

Irish Film Board

To fill Chief Executive Post

CEO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

1/9/2010

Statutory position

20

Irish Museum of Modern Art

To fill post of Director

Director

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/4/2011

Statutory Post

21

Udaras na Gaeltachta

To fill post of CEO

CEO

1

Fáilte Ireland also requested 80 seasonal Tourist Information Officers (clerical) to staff its Information Offices for the tourist season. Sanction granted on 20th of April. Shannon Development was also granted 12 Tourist Information Officers on the same basis. Such sanctions are given on the understanding that the pay can be met from within existing budgetary resources

Department of Health

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

HSE

Front line post

Senior Locum

0.6

3. No decision to date

0

Further info awaited

2

Galway University Hospital

Critical management post

General Manager

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

17/06/2009

3

HIQA

Level of expenditure on external advice

Legal Advisor (AP1)

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

31/07/2009

4

HIQA

Operational reasons

Regional Operations Manager (PO)

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

31/07/2009

5

HIQA

Value for money

Health Technology Assessment — AP1

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

31/07/2009

6

HIQA

Value for Money

HTA — Engineer Grade I

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

31/07/2009

7

HIQA

Value for Money

HTA — Engineer Grade III

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

31/07/2009

8

HSE

New HSE structure

Regional Operation Director (Assist Nat,. Dir)

4

1. Yes, application was approved

4

07/07/2009

9

HSE

New HSE structure

Care Group (Assistant National Director)

4

1. Yes, application was approved

4

07/07/2009

10

Mental Health Commission

Front line post

Consultant Psychiatrist

5

1. Yes, application was approved

5

31/07/2009

11

Mental Health Commission

Front line post

Assistant Inspector (Occupational Therapist)

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

31/07/2009

12

Mental Health Commission

Service reasons

Staff Officer (Temp Contract Renewal)

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

31/07/2009

13

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Fair Deal requirements

EO / HEO

6

1. Yes, application was approved

6

31/07/2009

14

Central Mental Hospital

Front line post

Mental Health Nurses

23

1. Yes, application was approved

23

31/08/2009

15

St Loman’s Hospital

Front line post

Mental Health Nurses

36

1. Yes, application was approved

36

31/08/2009

16

Temple Street Hospital

Critical nursing management post

Director of Nursing

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

20/10/2009

17

Galway University Hospital

Key post for flu pandemic

Chief Medical Scientist

1

3. No decision to date

0

Further info awaited

18

HSE

Front line post

General Dental Surgeon

3

1. Yes, application was approved

2

25/11/2009

Sanction was only given for two of the three posts

19

HSE

Front line post

Principal Environmental Health Officers

2

3. No decision to date

0

Further info awaited

20

HSE

Front line post

Fire Prevention Officer

1

3. No decision to date

0

Further info awaited

21

HSE

Front line post

Clinical Perfusionist Post

1

3. No decision to date

0

Further info awaited

22

Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

Front line post

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Nurses

5

1. Yes, application was approved

5

8/12/1009

The filling of these posts was to be met through redeployment first, and where this was not possible, suppression

23

Temple Street Hospital

Front line post

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Nurses

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

8/12/1009

The filling of these posts was to be met through redeployment first, and where this was not possible, suppression

24

HSE

Development post for Primary Care Teams

Senior Dietician (Sligo/Leitrim/Cavan)

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

18/01/2010

25

HSE — St. James, Dublin

Critical maintenance post

Maintenance Manager

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

18/01/2010

26

HSE — St. Lukes Kilkenny

Front line post

Clinical Nurse Manager II

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

18/01/2010

27

An Bord Altranais

Front line post

Director of Operations

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

01/07/2010

28

Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland

Front line post

Pharmacist Chief II

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

01/07/2010

29

Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland

Front line post

Senior Pharmacist

3

1. Yes, application was approved

3

01/07/2010

30

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Critical to meeting statutory obligations / essential health & public safety requirements

Auditor — AP level

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

01/07/2010

31

Health and Social Care professions Council

Critical to meeting statutory obligations / essential health & public safety requirements

HEO

3

1. Yes, application was approved

3

01/07/2010

32

Health and Social Care professions Council

Critical to meeting statutory obligations / essential health & public safety requirements

EO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

01/07/2010

33

Mental Health Commission

Critical to meeting statutory obligations / essential health & public safety requirements

CO (temporary contract renewal)

3

1. Yes, application was approved

3

01/07/2010

34

National Cancer Registry Board

Critical to meeting statutory obligations / essential health & public safety requirements

Statistician (Grade V)

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

01/07/2010

Note: Includes HSEand Health NCSAs exceptions sought between May 2009 and end December 2010. Under the 2011-2014 ECF within overall numbers reduction targets the HSE is responsible for filling of specified exempted posts and exceptions to the moratorium while the Department of Health is responsible for approving exceptions for health NCSAs. There must be suppression of a post or posts of an equivalent value in non-priority areas for each new exempted post or post filled on an exceptional basis. Subsequent data for the HSE will be forwarded directly to the Deputy.

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

NEWB

EWO — Helpline Services

EWO — Helpline Services

Refused

NEWB

HEO — Office Manager

HEO — Office Manager

Refused

NEWB

AP — Regional Manager (West North West)

AP — Regional Manager (West North West)

Refused

NEWB

AP — Regional Manager (Dublin City)

AP — Regional Manager (Dublin City)

Refused

NEWB

CEO

CEO

Accepted

NEWB

Interim CEO — Director Level

Interim CEO — Director Level

Accepted

NEWB

PO — Director of Educational Welfare Services (Temporary Filling)

PO — Director of Educational Welfare Services (Temporary Filling)

Accepted — but possible backfilling refused

Interim Director Post not filled due to backfilling being refused

NEWB

Director Level — PO — Director of Integration

Director Level — PO — Director of Integration

Refused

Replacement of posts under National Co-ordinator SCP and HSCL

NEWB

1 x Executive Officer, 1 x Research and Development Manager

1 x Executive Officer, 1 x Research and Development Manager

Accepted

Staff transferred from Curriculum Development Unit

NEWB

EWO — Fixed Term Contract Renewal

EWO — Fixed Term Contract Renewal

Accepted

NEWB

Clerical Officer — Fixed Term Contract Renewal

Clerical Officer — Fixed Term Contract Renewal

Refused

NEWB

EWO — Dublin City

EWO — Dublin City

Under Consideration

Re-deployment of staff member of Department of Justice

NEWB

AP — Communications Manager

AP — Communications Manager

Under Consideration

Family Support Agency (FSA)

replacement

C.O.

0.5

Granted

0.5

23/06/2011

No other clerical support available for Professional Mediator

FSA

Clerical Support for Dolphin House project

C.O.

1

Granted

1

11/07/2011 ( to end-March 2012 only)

Substantial savings accrued from the project

FSA

Cover for Maternity Leave

C.O.

1

Granted

1

09/07/2011 (for 6-9 months only)

Central payments and clerical support office support required

National Education Welfare Board

Contract renewal

EducationWelfare Officer (EWO)

1

Granted

1

17/08/2011 (for 1 year)

Large number of vacancies at EWO level

Department of Transport / Transport, Tourism & Sport

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

Road Safety Authority (RSA)

New Posts

Assistant Principals

3

not approved

New Posts

Higher Executive Officers

3

not approved

New Posts

Executive Officers

2

not approved

New Posts

Clerical Officers

3

not approved

New Posts

Vehicle Inspector

11

not approved

2

Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR)

Renew Contract

Principal Officer

1

Approved

1

Dec-09

Vacancy filled to meet statuary obligation

Renew Contract

Assistant Principals

2

Approved

2

Dec-09

Vacancy filled to meet statuary obligation

Renew Contract

Executive Officers

3

Approved

3

Dec-09

Vacancy filled to meet statuary obligation

3

National Accident Investigation Office

Filling Post

Principal Officer

1

Approved

1

Nov-09

Important for safety purposes

4

National Transport Authority

New Posts

CEO

1

Approved

1

Jan-10

Newly established Authority

New Posts

Senior Management

4

Approved/ Not approved

3

Jan-10

Newly established Authority

5

Medical Bureau of Road Safety ( MBRS)

Filling Post

Admin Manager

1

Decision

1

28/6/11

Re-deployment

Filling Post

Scientist

3

Decision

3

28/6/11

Re-deployment

Filling Post

Manager

1

No decision to-date

6

Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR)

Renew Contract

Head of Economics and Air Passengers Rights Executive posts

1

Approved

1

28/6/11

Renewal of employment contracts

7

Railway Safety Commission

Contract

External expertise

1

Approved

1

28/06/11

The short-term engagement of external expertise to provide technical know-how relating to regulatory supervision of railway activities and EU regulations

8

National Transport Authority

Renew Contract

Specialist Roles

5

Approved

3

28/06/11

Renewal of employment contracts of 3 transport modelling staff on contract for so long as the specialist work they are involved in forms part of the workload of the Authority.

Commission for Aviation Regulation

The renewal of employment contracts for the Head of Economics and Air Passengers Rights Executive posts;

The filling of the Deputy Head of Economics post by means of redeployment from the Public Service Redeployment Panel. Only if a candidate with the required skills set is not available can the post be filled by means of external recruitment;

The filling of 2.3 (WTE) administrative staff by means of redeployment from the Public Service Redeployment Panel.

Medical Bureau of Road Safety

The temporary redeployment of 3 locum scientists from within science staff at University College Dublin to help deliver breath testing programmes;

The filling of 1 administrative post by means of redeployment from the Public Service Redeployment Panel.

Road Safety Authority

The filling of a HEO equivalent post on an acting up basis from within the existing staff cohort subject to the post vacated by the successful candidate being suppressed.

Railway Safety Commission

The short-term engagement of external expertise to provide technical know-how relating to regulatory supervision of railway activities and EY regulations.

National Transport Authority

The retention of 3 transport modelling staff on contract for so long as the specialist work they are involved in forms part of the workload of the Authority.

To fill a clerical officer post from the redeployment from the Public Service Redeployment Panel.

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

Teagasc

These posts are long-term recurring positions that are filled on an academic year basis (Sept — June) only. The posts are of importance to the operation of Teagasc Colleges and to the welfare, health & safety of students

Student Supervisors, part time lecturers

3.5

Application refused

Ban on recruitment and promotion in public service applies

Teagasc

To support the delivery of the WIT funded B.Sc. (Hons) Business Management/ Agriculture (Level 8) programme at Kildalton College in the 2009/10 Academic year, as it was not possible to deliver the programme from within existing resources.

part-time Lecturer

0.5

Application refused

Teagasc

To fill three senior management posts, following the retirement of 5 Heads of Directorate (3 age grounds, 2 ISER)

Heads of Directorate — Assistant Secretary

3

Application approved

3

26/11/2009

Exceptional sanction granted based on organisational restructuring from 6 to 4 Head of Directorate posts

Teagasc

Appoint General Manager for Moorepark Technology Limited (MTL) (51% Teagasc ownership) following the retirement of the previous General Manager at MTL.

SPRO (Senior Professional Research Officer)

1

Application approved

1

14/10/2010

MTL plays a critical role in technology transfer for Teagasc.

Teagasc

To recruit nine scientists for the Teagasc Agriculture & Horticulture research programmes.

Scientists

9

Application approved, to recruit six scientists

6

9/11/2010

Recent changes have seriously impacted on Teagasc’s agriculture and horticulture research programmes. Opportunities for internal redeployment are quite limited due to the specialised nature of the roles and the lack of suitable staff to redeploy.

Teagasc

Redeployment of 14 (Private College) employees to Teagasc following the closure of Warrenstown Private College

Teachers

14

Application approved

14

26/06/2009

This sanction was granted on condition that Teagasc identified savings in the wider organisation to facilitate the redeployment of these staff

Teagasc

Request to redeploy another 38 Private College staff into the Organisation

29 Teachers, 3 secretarial, 3 matron, 3 maintenance

38

Application refused

Application refused due to the moratorium.

Teagasc

REPS Staff

Advisory

18

Application approved

18

02/03/2010

Sanction to grant contracts of indefinite duration following Labour Court recommendation.

Teagasc

Senior Management Posts

Senior Management posts, Advisory Grade 4 (PO level)

6

Application approved for Head of ICT

1

3rd March 2011

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Delivery of service

Eng. Grade 3

5

No Decision

2

30/06/2010

1 Seafood Technology Post 1 Inshore Survey Officer

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Delivery of service

Master Mariner Posts

2

No Decision

-

03/08/2011

SFPA

fishery Control

See Comment

9

Application pending

-

-

1 National Director 2 Senior port Officers, one based at Castletownbere/Dingle and the second at Clonakilty 5 Sea Fisheries Protection Officers based at port offices and at Clonakilty 1 Clerical Officer based at Clonakilty

Teagasc

Improve efficiency of education delivery

Contract Teachers

16

Sanction was given for six posts

6

17/8/2011

Contract Teachers (3 years max)

Teagasc — subsidiary company Moorepark Technology Limited (MTL)

Retain 2 staff on contracts of indefinite duration to meet the business needs of MTL.

1 Customer Research Assistant and 1 Plant Operator

2

Application approved

2

27/09/2011

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

Central Fisheries Board

To meet legal obligations under the Water Framework Directive

Technician (Hydroacoustics)

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

1 year temporary position. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

2

Central Fisheries Board

To meet legal obligations under the Water Framework Directive

Research Officer

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

1 year temporary position. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

3

Central and Regional Fisheries Boards

To meet legal obligations under the Water Framework, Habitats and Eels Directives

Fishery Officers

23

1. Yes, application was approved

23

28/07/2009

4 month seasonal positions. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

4

Eastern Regional Fisheries Board

For increased surveillance in the Dublin, Dundalk and Wexford districts.

Fishery Officers

3

1. Yes, application was approved

3

28/07/2009

6.5 month temporary positions. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

5

Shannon Regional Fisheries Board

To fill recently vacated post

Fisheries Environmental Officer

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

1 year temporary position. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

6

Western Regional Fisheries Board

Cover for maternity leave

Administrative Assistant, Grade IV

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

1 year temporary position. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

7

Western Regional Fisheries Board

For housekeeper at Aasleagh Lodge

Summer Student

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

4 month seasonal position. Generates substantial own resources income for the Board.

8

North Western Regional Fisheries Board

To fill recently vacated post

Assistant Inspector

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

Permanent position. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

9

North Western Regional Fisheries Board

For increased salmon protection effort

Fishery Officers

3

1. Yes, application was approved

3

28/07/2009

3 month seasonal positions. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

10

Northern Regional Fisheries Board

To fill recently vacated post

Fisheries Environmental Officer

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

Permanent position. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

11

Northern Regional Fisheries Board

For administrative support for the CEO/Assistant CEO

Administrative Assistant, Grade IV

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

6 month temporary position. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

12

Northern Regional Fisheries Board

To meet minimum staffing levels required to run angling centres.

General Operatives

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

28/07/2009

5 month seasonal positions. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

13

Central Fisheries Board

For EU Life+ Programme

Research Officers (including Project Manager)

3

1. Yes, application was approved

3

28/07/2009

4 year contract positions. Externally funded: 50% EU, 50% National Parks and Wildlife Service. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

14

Central Fisheries Board

For EU Life+ Programme

Fisheries Assistant

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

4 year contract position. Externally funded: 50% EU, 50% National Parks and Wildlife Service. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

15

Shannon Regional Fisheries Board

Protection and conservation work at Scartleigh Dam

Fishery Officer

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

1 year contract position. Board would be unable to carry out contract with Kerry County Council who are fully funding this post.

16

Shannon Regional Fisheries Board

To fulfil contract with ESB to provide fisheries enforcement services on ESB fisheries in the Shannon region

Fishery Officers

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

28/07/2009

1 year contract positions. Board would be unable to carry out contract with ESB who are fully funding this post.

17

Shannon Regional Fisheries Board

For EU Life+ Programme

Project Manager

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

5 year contract position. Externally funded: 50% EU, 50% National Parks and Wildlife Service and others. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

18

Shannon Regional Fisheries Board

For EU Life+ Programme

Research Officer

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

5 year contract position. Externally funded: 50% EU, 50% National Parks and Wildlife Service and others. Necessity to protect recent investment in the Inland Fisheries resource and in recognition of EU and statutory requirements applying to the Fisheries Boards.

19

Central Fisheries Board

For Marine Sports Fish Programme

Technician (Data Mining)

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/07/2009

1 year contract position. Funded by Marine Institute and own resources

20

Geological Survey of Ireland

To facilitate participation by the INFOMAR programme team in two EU sponsored marine geology projects.

Specialist contract staff

4

1. Yes, application was approved

4

23/10/2009

Posts funded from EU sources at no cost to Exchequer. Participation in the projects will leverage external funding to the benefit of the economy Participation in and attraction of such projects is a stated objective of the INFOMAR programme The posts are for a three-year fixed term under specific purpose contracts linked to EU projects

21

Commission for Energy Regulation

To replace retiring Commissioner for Energy Regulation

Commissioner

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

09/11/2009

5 year contract. Current and future role of the CER, both nationally and at a regional and EU level, justifies a full-time multi-member Commission.

22

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

To extend the contract of the Department’s Research Coordinator by 50 weeks.

Research Coordinator

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

18/11/2010

Work to be undertaken is a critical time-defined component of the Knowledge Society Strategy. No further renewal of contract beyond period specified.

23

Commission for Energy Regulation

To renew contract of employment of legal advisor

Level 4, Band A

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

21/01/2010

Permanent contract. Significant savings can be realised from use of in-house legal advice compared with cost of procuring such advice from external sources.

24

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Replace Finance Officer

Finance Officer

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

04/02/2010

Sanctioned on basis of redeployment from within the public service.

25

Central Fisheries Board

To formally assign staff member to role of Director of Finance and pay higher duties allowance in absence of post holder who is on sick leave.

Director

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

16/03/2010

Agreed for up to six months.

26

Commission for Energy Regulation

For design and implementation of the Petroleum Safety Framework

Petroleum Safety Manager

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

31/03/2010

Permanent post. Sanctioned on basis that new functions for petroleum safety conferred on the CER require specialist expertise.

27

Commission for Energy Regulation

To assist the Petroleum Safety Manager (see above) in the design and implementation of the Petroleum Safety Framework.

Support Analyst

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

31/03/2010

Permanent posts. Sanctioned on basis that new functions for petroleum safety conferred on the CER require specialist expertise.

28

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Provide expert financial advice and support to CEO and board. Responsibility for organisation’s financial control function.

Head of Department

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

07/09/2010

Permanent post. Sanctioned on the basis that finance function requires specialist expertise.

29

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Manage, introduce and operate systems for financial resource allocation and business planning.

Senior Accountant

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

07/09/2010

Permanent post. Sanctioned on the basis that finance function requires specialist expertise.

30

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

To lead and manage the design, development and delivery of a range of initiatives across domestic and non-domestic sectors through the Retrofit Programme.

Programme Manager EDRT

1

Application was approved

1

September 2010

Sanction subject to suitable staff being available from redeployment panel.

31

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Manage the design, development, implementation, maintenance and review of technical specifications for SEAI administered retrofit programmes.

Technical Standards Development Manager

1

Application was approved

1

September 2010

Sanction subject to suitable staff being available from redeployment panel.

32

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Support and assist initiatives on fuel poverty in context of retrofit programme

Programme Executive Domestic Energy Efficiency

1

Application was approved

1

September 2010

Sanction subject to suitable staff being available from redeployment panel.

33

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Provide advice and support to the National Energy Efficiency Retrofit Programme on contract framework agreements and Save As You Pay mechanisms.

Legal and Contracts Executive

1

Application was approved

1

September 2010

Sanction subject to suitable staff being available from redeployment panel.

34

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

To design, implement and oversee a harmonised quality assurance framework across all retrofit programmes.

QA and Inspection Manager

1

Application was approved

1

September 2010

Sanction subject to suitable staff being available from redeployment panel.

35

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

To deliver and manage the Triple E register of energy efficient products that underpin the ACA scheme.

Programme Manager — Accelerated Capital Allowances

1

Application was approved

1

September 2010

Sanction subject to suitable staff being available from redeployment panel.

36

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

To manage and drive the development of energy modelling activity.

Programme Manager — Energy Modelling

1

Application was approved

1

September 2010

Sanction subject to suitable staff being available from redeployment panel.

37

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Provide a statistical data management and analysis service within the Authority’s Energy Policy Statistical Support Unit

Data Management Executive

1

Application was approved

1

September 2010

Sanction subject to suitable staff being available from redeployment panel.

38

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Ongoing management and development of the Home Energy Savings Scheme

Programme Manager — Sustainable Energy

1

Application was approved

1

September 2010

Sanction subject to suitable staff being available from redeployment panel.

39

Commission for Communications Regulation

To provide high-level, strategic, mission critical legal advice to the Commissioners and the organisation and to manage all legal matters arising from ComReg’s remit and activities

Senior Legal Counsel

1

Application was approved

1

21 January 2010

Sanctioned on basis of being most cost effective means of procuring legal advice.

40

Inland Fisheries Ireland

Surveillance support

Fishery Officers

6

1. Yes, application was approved

6

20/09/2010

2 month seasonal positions. Sanctioned on basis that appointments in line with agreement on seasonal staff at IFI in Employment Control Framework

41

Inland Fisheries Ireland

Operational support

Fishery Assistants

23

1. Yes, application was approved

23

20/09/2010

2 month seasonal positions. Sanctioned on basis that appointments in line with agreement on seasonal staff at IFI in Employment Control Framework

42

Inland Fisheries Ireland

To run angling centres

General Operatives

3

1. Yes, application was approved

3

20/09/2010

2 month seasonal positions. Sanctioned on basis that appointments in line with agreement on seasonal staff at IFI in Employment Control Framework

43

National Oil Reserves Agency

To meet regulatory compliance responsibilities that arise from NORA’s management of both Ringsend and Tarbert storage facilities, and the mitigation of risks associated with same to acceptable levels

Operations Engineer (Engineer Grade II)

1

Application was approved

1

9 November 2010

Approved on basis that Ringsend storage facility about to come on line and need for suitably qualified staff to manage it.

44

Commission for Energy Regulation

Downstream gas and electricity safety staff

CER Analyst

10

Application was approved

10

15 December 2010 & 22 June 2011

Approved on basis that required for CER’s new functions.Original sanction (Dec 2010) for 8 posts plus 2 returnees from career break.Updated sanction (June 2011) for 9 posts (2 redeployed from NBA) and 1 returnee from career break.

45

Inland Fisheries Ireland

To fill vacancy created by retirement

Laboratory Chemist

1

No decision to date

46

Inland Fisheries Ireland

To fill vacancies created by retirements

Inspector

2

No decision to date

47

Inland Fisheries Ireland

To fill vacancies created by retirements

Administrator Grade 4

2

No decision to date

48

Inland Fisheries Ireland

New positions in procurement, business development and operational support

HEO

3

No decision to date

49

Inland Fisheries Ireland

To fill vacancies created by retirements

Assistant Inspector

2

No decision to date

50

Inland Fisheries Ireland

To fill vacancies created by retirements

Fishery Officers

3

No decision to date

51

Commission for Communications Regulation

To fill vacancy created by retirement

Commissioner

1

Application was approved

1

January 2011

52

Inland Fisheries Ireland

To fill seasonal posts

Fishery Officer

32

Application was approved

32

9 May 2011

4 month seasonal positions. Sanctioned on basis that appointments in line with agreement on seasonal staff at IFI in Employment Control Framework

53

Commission for Energy Regulation

Cover for maternity leave

Legal Advisor

1

Application was approved

1

2 June 2011

Sanctioned on basis of being most cost effective means of procuring legal advice.

54

Commission for Energy Regulation

To fill vacancy created by retirement

Commissioner

1

Application was approved

1

29 August 2011

55

Commission for Communications Regulation

To fill vacancy created by retirement

Director, Retail & Consumer Services

1

Application was approved

1

27 September 2011

56

Commission for Communications Regulation

To fill vacancy created by retirement

Postal manager

1

Application was approved

1

27 September 2011

57

Commission for Communications Regulation

New post arising from opening of postal market

Analyst

1

Application withdrawn

59

Commission for Communications Regulation

Renewal of contract

Commissioner

1

Application was approved

1

4 July 2011

60

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Renewal of contracts

HEO & AP

2

Application was approved

2

1 September 2011

61

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

For national energy retrofit programme and to meet business needs of SEAI

EO

2

Application was approved

2

1 September 2011

Posts to be filled through redeployment. 2 Level B (CO) posts to be suppressed.

62

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

For national energy retrofit programme and to meet business needs of SEAI

AP & HEO

2

Application was approved

2

22 September 2011

Posts to be filled through redeployment

63

Digital Hub Development Agency

To fill marketing executive position

HEO

1

No decision to date

64

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

To meet business needs of BAI

HEO

2

No decision to date

65

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Maternity cover

Senior manager

1

No decision to date

Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

0

Nil requests

0

0

Department of Education and Skills

Public Service Exemptions to Moratorium

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

Vocational Education Committees

To award a fixed term contract to fill one existing caretaker vacancy on a temporary basis to ensure the smooth running of Certificate examinations during June 2009. To give delegated sanction to award similar contracts in other VECs, in similar circumstances, during June 2009, should the need arise.

Caretaker

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

27/05/2009

To ensure uninterrupted running of State examinations. One immediate post sanctioned; delegated sanction to appoint others should the need arise.

2

Co Roscommon VEC

To replace retiring CEO; statutory post. Temporary appointment.

Chief Executive Officer, VEC

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

26/06/2009 15/10/2009 12/11/2010 01/07/2011

Temporary 6 month appointment to 31/12/2009, pending reorganisation of VECs. — Extended to 28 Feb 2010 (under Sanction 1441 on 15/10/2009). — Extended on 17 February 2010 to 30 April 2010. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2010. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

3

DES

Renewal of secondment of 276 teachers to Education Services

Teacher

276

1. Yes, application was approved

170

06/07/2009

Continuation of highest priority teacher training and support. Partial approval granted. 276 posts were sought of which 170 were approved.

4

Church of Ireland College of Education

To replace retiring principal

Principal, College of Education

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

06/07/2009

Need for head of organisation.

5

NCTE

To fill 1 National Coordinator post; Renewal of contracts of 2 Project Officers; Renewal of either 1 Senior Administrative Assistant or 1 Secretary Grade III post

National Coordinator; 2 Project Officers; Senior Admin Asst or Secretary Grade III

4

1. Yes, application was approved

4

31/07/2009

Majority of staff of NCTE employed on fixed term contracts. Need to reappoint a minimum number of these staff (4) to maintain services.

6

IoT Tralee

Request from HEA to fill 2 technician posts — 1 fixed term, 1 fixed purpose to ensure the continued provision of certain courses

2 Technicians

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

23/09/2009

The Technician post in Hotel, Catering and Tourism should be filled on a fixed term contract basis, while the Technician post in Chemical & Life Science should be filled on a temporary basis using a fixed purpose contract to cover the duration of the sick leave of the person who is being temporarily replaced.

7

DLIADT

To replace 4 Technicians

Technician

4

1. Yes, application was approved

4

13/10/2009

Health and Safety. Courses would have to be suspended

8

Co Offaly VEC

Replace CEO

Chief Executive Officer, VEC

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

09/10/2009 12/11/2010 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

Temporary 3 month acting appointment pending reorganisation of VECs to 28 Feb 2010. — Extended on 17 February 2010 to 30 April 2010. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2010 Further Extend acting-up appointment to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

9

Co Dublin VEC

Replace CEO

Chief Executive Officer, VEC

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

15/10/2009 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

Temporary 3 month acting appointment pending reorganisation of VECs. Extended to 28 Feb 2010. — Extended on 17 February 2010 to 30 April 2010. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2010 Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

10

City of Waterford VEC

Replace CEO

Chief Executive Officer, VEC

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

15/10/2009 12/11/2010 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

Temporary 3 month acting appointment pending reorganisation of VECs. Extended to 28 Feb 2010. — Extended on 17 February 2010 to 30 April 2010. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2010 Further Extend acting-up appointment to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

11

Co Westmeath VEC

Replace CEO

Chief Executive Officer, VEC

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

15/10/2009 12/11/2010 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

Temporary 3 month acting appointment pending reorganisation of VECs. Extended to 28 Feb 2010. — Extended on 17 February 2010 to 30 April 2010. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2010 Further Extend acting-up appointment to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

12

Co Donegal VEC

Replace CEO

Chief Executive Officer, VEC

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

15/10/2009 12/11/2010 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

Temporary 3 month acting appointment pending reorganisation of VECs. Extended to 28 Feb 2010. — Extended on 17 February 2010 to 30 April 2010. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2010 Further Extend acting-up appointment to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

13

City of Limerick VEC

Replace CEO

Chief Executive Officer, VEC

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

15/10/2009 12/11/2010 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

Temporary 3 month acting appointment pending reorganisation of VECs. Extended to 28 Feb 2010. — Extended on 17 February 2010 to 30 April 2010. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2010 Further Extend acting-up appointment to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

14

IoT Blanchardstown

To replace 5 staff on maternity leave

4 Lecturers and 1 Asst Lecturers

5

1. Yes, application was approved

5

16/10/2009

Fixed purpose contracts to cover 5 staff on mat leave

15

IoT Sligo

Project Manager Higher Certificate in Custodial Care

Project Manager

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

27/10/2009

Fixed term contract to coincide with contract with Prison Service

16

IoT Carlow

To replace 4 Technicians

Technician

4

1. Yes, application was approved

4

17/11/2009

Health and Safety. Courses would have to be suspended

17

Galway-Mayo IoT

To replace 2.5 Technicians

Technician

2.5

1. Yes, application was approved

2.5

17/11/2009

Health and Safety. Courses would have to be suspended

18

IoT Tallaght

To replace 2 Technicians

Technician

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

17/11/2009

Health and Safety. Courses would have to be suspended

19

IoT Tralee

To replace 2 Technicians

Technician

2

1. Yes, application was approved

2

17/11/2009

Health and Safety. Courses would have to be suspended

20

Dublin Institute of Technology

To replace 6 Technicians

Technician

6

1. Yes, application was approved

6

17/11/2009

Health and Safety. Courses would have to be suspended

21

Athlone IoT

To replace 1 Technician

Technician

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

17/11/2009

Health and Safety. Courses would have to be suspended

22

Dundalk IoT

To replace 1 Technician

Technician

1

4. Application was refused

1

17/11/2009

Not recommended by DES and not approved by DOF. Appears not to be required until Jan 2010 anyway

23

TRBDI

Temp Replace 1 Lab Technician

Lab Technician

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

17/11/2009

Temp replacement due to absence on Mat Leave

24

New Body amalgamating HETAC, FETAC & NQAI

CEO of NQAI/Interim CEO of new qualifications and QA Body

Chief Executive Officer

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

22/12/2009

CEO of NQAI and Interim appointment of CEO for the new body to be established amalgamating HETAC, FETAC and the NQAI

25

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse

to retain 6 staff on rolling 3 month contracts to continue work of commission

2 x f/t EO; 1 x p/t EO; 1 x p/t IT Manager; 2 x p/t SO

4

1. Yes, application was approved

4

06/01/2010

To continue essential work of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse. Please note that the 6 posts equate to less than 4 WTE

26

European Schools

11 Teachers

11 Teachers

11

1. Yes, application was approved

11

02/02/2010

11 Teachers seconded from Ireland to European Schools

27

FETAC

Appt of 3 staff on 3 year fixed term contracts to carry out EQARF project. Fully EU funded.

Director, Policy Officer, Project Administrator

3

1. Yes, application was approved

3

12/02/2010

Fully funded by EU. FETAC won tender to carry out EQARF project.

28

Mayo VEC

Appt of 1 Education Officer and 1 Adult Edu. Officer pending VEC amalgamation

1 Adult Education Officer

2

1. Yes, application was approved

1

27/04/2010 01/09/2010 29/03/2011 23/08/2011

1 AEO post sanctioned for initial period of 6 months from 01/09/2010 to 31/03/2011 pending reform of the VEC structure. — extended on 29/03/2011 to 30/09/2011 — extended on 23/08/2011 to 30/12/2011

29

Vocational Support Services Unit (VSSU)

To replace the deceased Director of the Vocational Support Services Unit

Professional Accountant Grade I

1

4. Application was refused

30

Comhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaiochta (COGG)

Appt of 4 staff on initial one year renewable contracts to carry out the functions of COGG. 3 x Development Officer posts and one CO post. Upgrade one existing EO post to HEO level.

3 x Engineer Grade II, 1 x CO, 1 EO to HEO upgrade

4

4. Application was refused

To perform the functions of COGG. The provision of supports for the teaching of Irish at 1st and 2nd level.

31

FETAC

Ext of contracts for 1 year of 3 FETAC Monitors for monitoring and assessment of education providers

3 Monitors

3

4. Application was refused

0

28/04/2010

32

HEA

Ext of contracts of 3 EOs for various tasks

3 EOs

3

1. Yes, application was approved

3

28/04/2010

Part approval granted — 3 posts for 7 months. 1 year extension sought.

33

NEWB

Replacement of CEO (at level of PO (higher scale))

CEO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

20/05/2010

To continue the work of the CEO. 1 x 5 year fixed-term contract

34

Wexford VEC

Temp Replacement of CEO

CEO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

28/05/2010 17/10/2011

To replace, on an acting basis, the serving CEO who is on extended sick leave. — CEO has returned to post on 1/11/2010. To replace, again, on an acting basis, the serving CEO who is on extended sick leave, to 21 Dec 2011 or whenever present incumbent returns.

35

Co. Longford VEC

Replacement of CEO

CEO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

28/05/2010 12/11/2010 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

CEO due to retire on 17/07/2010. Temp acting appointment to 30/09/2010 Further Extend acting-up appointment to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

36

CDVEC

To renew the contracts of 21 School Librarians

Librarian

21

1. Yes, application was approved

21

37

NCTE

To appoint 2 Project Coordinators to work on a pilot project to deliver Next Generation broadband to post-primary schools

2 Project Co-ordinators

2

4. Application was refused

38

VECs

To fill vacancies of cleaning/maintenance staff in 33 VEC administrative offices, as they arise

Cleaner

33

4. Application was refused

39

FÁS

Extension of 17 Employment Service Officers contracts

17 Employment Service Officers

17

1. Yes, application was approved

17

28/06/2010

Retention of 17 Employment Service Officers contracts for a period of 3 months from 26/6/2010 to 30/9/2010

40

NQAI

Retrospective sanction for recruitment of a Grade III post

1 Grade III post

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

06/07/2010

Retrospective sanction for recruitment of a Grade III post

41

FÁS

Specialised Instructor in FÁS in Biopharmaceutical Training Facilities in Cork — Permanent post

Specialised Training Instructor

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

08/07/2010

Appt. on 1 year fixed term covering from July 2010 to 30 June 2011 (third fixed contract) whose duration would relate specifically to however long the attributes of the post were specifically needed.

42

HEA

To engage 1 EO to provide admin support for the co-ordination of programme activities on the context of a European e-infrastructure project for which the HEA has secured funding under FP7

EO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

30/07/2010

To provide admin support for the co-ordination of programme activities on the context of a European e-infrastructure project for which the HEA has secured funding under FP7 — for period ending no later than 31 December 2010

43

NEWB

Transfer of 3.5 support staff from SCP to NEWB on foot of amalgamation of School Completion Programme

3.5 Support Staff (incl. 1 R&D officer and 1 EO)

3.5

1. Yes, application was approved

2

01/09/2010

Transfer of one EO and one R&D Officer from SCP to NEWB on foot of amalgamation of school support services

44

NCTE

Retention of Director of the NCTE for 2 years

Director

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

01/09/2010

1 year contract for Director of NCTE specifically to achieve the required integration of the work of the NCTE across existing educational support services

45

Grangegorman Development Agency

Appoint a CEO to the GDA (at PO standard scale)

CEO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

22/09/2009

Appoint a CEO to the GDA (at PO standard scale).Approved, given the particular importance/urgency of filling this post.

46

NQAI

Administrator for Europass

CO

1

4. Application was refused

16/12/10

to administer Europass project

47

Co. Cork VEC

Appointment of acting CEO

CEO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

12/11/2010 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

Acting appointment of CEO to Co. Cork VEC due to retirement of CEO at end Nov 2010 to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

48

Co. Kerry VEC

Appointment of acting CEO

CEO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

12/11/2010 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

Acting appointment of CEO to Co. Cork VEC due to retirement of CEO at end Nov 2010 to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

49

Co. Kilkenny VEC

Appointment of acting CEO

CEO

1

1. Yes, application was approved

11

12/11/2010 01/07/2011 27/09/2011

Acting appointment of CEO to Co. Cork VEC due to retirement of CEO at end Nov 2010 to 28 Feb 2011. Further Extend acting-up appointment to 30 Sept 2011 on condition DES finalises draft legislation within same period. Further Extend acting-up appointment — Approved until 31 Dec 2011

50

FÁS

temporary CO’s to cover SWY — 40 TCO’s max & 20 acting up assignments

40 temp CO’s 20 acting up to ESOs

60

1. Yes, application was approved

60

11/03/2011

Temp CO staff and acting-up allowance to cover SWY in FÁS in 2011.

51

NEWB

1 x director of services 1 x director of integration 1 regional manager 2 x education welfare officer 1 x clerical officer post

Various

6

1 EWO post extended by 6 months

1 extension

24/03/2011

1 post extended as due to expire 29 March 2011 because of staff shortages. 5 other posts queried and pending answers to queries.

52

Teaching Council

Renew contracts of 5 Temp COs to complete registration of existing and new teachers for 2011/2012 academic year

Clerical Officer

5

1. Yes, application was approved

5

31/03/2011

To finalise registration of existing and new teachers in time for September 2011 academic year — Approved until 31 August 2011 only

53

FÁS

Specialised Instructor in FÁS in Biopharmaceutical Training Facilities in Cork

Specialised Training Instructor

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

28/06/2011

Contract of specific purpose from July 2011 whose duration would relate specifically to however long the attributes of the post were specifically needed.

54

Teaching Council

Renew contracts of 5 Temp COs to complete registration of existing and new teachers for 2011/2012 academic year

Clerical Officer

5

1. Yes, application was approved

5

30/08/2011

To extend 3 contracts to end Oct and to finalise registration of existing and new teachers in time for September 2011 academic year. — Approved until 28 October 2011 only

55

FÁS

Temp Aircraft mechanic Instructor for 11 months

Aircraft mechanic Instructor

1

1. Yes, application was approved

1

30/09/2011

Temp Aircraft mechanic Instructor in Shannon form Oct 2011 for 11 months to meet demand for instruction of aircraft maintenance apprentices.

Footnote:

Special arrangements have been agreed with the Department of Education & Science for the filling of certain key posts in the Education sector on a delegated basis, as an exception under the Moratorium, without having to receive the specific approval of the Minister for Finance on a case by case basis. These include:

(1) Vacancies arising in Principal, Vice-Principal, Teaching and Special Needs Assistant posts in schools, which may continue to be filled as they arise, within and subject to an overall ceiling on the number of such posts; be forced to close or new schools would be unable to open in the absence of such support staff;

(2) Vacancies arising in essential support posts (secretarial & caretaking) in Community & Comprehensive and VEC schools, which may continue to be filled on a minimalist basis, where schools would otherwise.

(3) Vacancies arising in posts of responsibility in schools, in certain cases, where this is considered to be necessary for the continued operation of the schools in question;

(4) Certain specific vacancies arising in the Higher Education sector may continue to be filled subject to achieving a targeted reduction in employment numbers by year end.

Department of Justice & Equality

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

Garda

Appointment of 3 Chief Superintendents & 10 Superintendents & 1 Assistant Garda Commissioner

1 Assistant Garda Commissioner, 3 Chief Superintendents, 10 Superintendents

14

Yes, application was approved.

14

22/05/2009

To replace key staff who are retiring

2

Garda

Appointment of 1 Assistant Garda Commissioner

1 Assistant Garda Commissioner

1

Yes, application was approved.

1

28/09/2009

To replace key staff who are retiring

3

Garda

Appointment of 1 Assistant Garda Commissioner , 9 Chief Superintendent, 14 Superintendents, 28 Inspectors, 120 Sergeants (172 posts in total)

1 Assistant Garda Commissioner, 9 Chief Superintendents, 14 Superintendents, 28 Inspectors, 120 Sergeants

172

No formal sanction given as an Employment Control Framework is in the process of being agreed with the Department of Justice for the Justice Sector. Its will then be a matter for the Garda to manage staff numbers within the agreed Framework and associated pay allocation.

4

Garda

Reappointment of Garda to Garda Technical Bureau

1 Garda

1

Yes, application was approved.

1

09/03/2010

Reappointment of a Guard who had left force who had previously been given technical training and worked in the Bureau. 3 staff due to retire from the Bureau this year and this guard’s training and experience would make him suitable to fill one of these posts.

5

Garda

Reappointment of Garda to the Garda Force

1 Garda

1

Yes, application was approved.

1

16/04/2010

Sanction was given on foot of legal advice from the Office of the Attorney General which advised that this Garda had a legitimate expectation that she would be re-appointed on the basis of an agreement between the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner in 1980 regarding the extension of the categories to be considered for re-appointment which included members who resign from the Force to take up a post with UN.

6

Garda

Reappointment of 2 Garda to the Garda Force

2 Garda

2

Yes, application was approved.

2

08/06/2010

Justice sought approval to the reappointment of 2 garda, 1 of whom who left the Force to take up UN posts and another who left to set up a Driving school.

7

Garda

Appointment of 8 Inspectors and 7 Sergeants,

4 Inspectors4 Sergeants

15

8 posts were approved

8

16/08/2011

Justice sought approval to the promotion of 6 sergeants to Inspector (mainstream policing) and 2 sergeants to specialist IT and Mapping Inspector posts and 7 Garda to Sergeant in specialist posts (fingerprinting (3), Ballistics (1) and Telecoms (3). Sanction was given for 3 Inspectors (mainstream policing) and 1 Inspector mapping and 4 Sergeants (fingerprinting (3) and Ballistics (1). 3 of the Inspector posts (mainstream policing) were refused on the grounds that the posts would have to be accommodated through re-organisation/rebalancing of workload of existing postholders. The Inspector posts were filled to replace key staff who are due to retire. The specialist posts were filled due to the need for specialist services. The IT and Telecoms posts are still under consideration.

8

Irish Youth Justice Service

Extension of contracts for 27 staff employed in the Finglas and Oberstown Children Detention Schools.

10 Residential Childcare Workers, 4 Night Supervisors, 6 General Operatives, 1 Chef, 1 Assistant chef, 1 Assistance Maintenance Officer, 2 Clerical Officer, 1 Night Unit manager, 1 Assistant Deputy Director

27

Yes, application was approved.

27

26/06/2009

To facilitate the ordered restructuring of staffing in the youth detention centres prior to the closure of one detention centre.

9

Irish Youth Justice Service

Extension of contract for 1 worker at Trinity House

1 General Operative

1

Yes, application was approved.

1

02/09/2009

To maintain catering services at weekends.

10

Irish Youth Justice Service

Extension of contract for 5 workers at Trinity House

2 Residential Childcare Workers, 2 Night Supervisers, 1 Clerical Officer

5

Yes, application was approved.

5

18/09/2009

To facilitate the ordered restructuring of staffing in the youth detention centres prior to the closure of one detention centre.

11

Irish Youth Justice Service

Extension of contracts for 68 staff employed in the Children Detention Schools to 31 March 2010.

31 Residential Childcare Workers, 12 Night Supervisors, 13 General Operatives, 1 Chef, 1 Assistance Maintenance Officer, 6 Clerical Staff, 3 Night Unit Managers, 1 Assistant Night Unit Manager

68

Yes, application was approved.

68

25/09/2009

To facilitate the ordered restructuring of staffing in the youth detention centres prior to the closure of one detention centre.

12

Irish Youth Justice Service

Contract expired

1 assistant maintenance Officer1 Childcare Worker

2

Yes sanction was given on a permanent basis

2

20/12/2010

Both staff members had particular skills and training which were deemed essential to the running of Oberstiown youth detention centre.

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government

No.

Requesting Body

Purpose of Sanction

Grade

No. of posts

Decision

No. of posts granted

Date Sanctioned

Comment

1

An Bord Pleanála

Delay in filling staff complement due to industrial relations issue

SEO

1

Sanction was refused

0

09.06.09

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

2

Private Residential Tenancies Board

PRTB wish to engage 30 COs rather than 22 agency staff for same cost

CO

30

Sanction was refused

0

21.05.09

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

3

Environmental Protection Agency

Reappointment as term has expired

Director

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

11.09.09

Post is vital for operation of services.

4

Wicklow County Council*

Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement in the Public Service

Director of Services

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a temporary/acting basis

1

18.12.09

Post is vital for operation of services.

5

Irish Regions Office

Contract expired

EU Programmes & Communication Officer

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

27.01.10

Post is vital for operation of services.

6

BMW Regional Assembly

Contract expired

Auditor

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

24.03.10

Post is vital for operation of services.

7

Environmental Protection Agency

New Post to Manage Dumping at Sea Permits

Technical Manager

1

Sanction was refused

0

08.03.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

8

Dublin Docklands Development Authority

Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement in the Public Service

Secretary

1

No decision to date

0

9

Dublin Docklands Development Authority

Contract is due to expire

Director of Finance

1

No decision to date

0

10

Housing Finance Agency

To fill one full time and one part time EO posts to supply administrative support and loan book management

EO

1.5

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1.5

08.03.10

Post is vital for operation of services.

11

Housing Finance Agency

To fill a jobshare CO post due to a member of staff switching to job share

CO

0.5

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

0.5

08.03.10

Post is vital for operation of services.

12

Housing Finance Agency

To fill 1 full time & 1 part time CO posts arising as consequential vacancies from the filling of the EO posts above

CO

1.5

Sanction was refused

0

08.03.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

13

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

To fill the post of Director of Advisory Services following the departure of Dr. Colgan to the IAEA

PSO

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

08.03.10

Post is vital for operation of services.

14

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

Fill the consequential vacancy arising from filling the post of Director of Advisory Services

SSO

1

Sanction was refused

0

08.03.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

15

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

Fill the consequential vacancy arising from filling the post of Director of Advisory Services

SO

1

Sanction was refused

0

08.03.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

16

Local Government Management Agency

Director of OLAM

Director

1

Yes, sanction was given on a temporary/acting basis

1

19.05.10

Post must be filled through redeployment.

17

Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly

To fill a first level controller post to implement the systems of controls for the Ireland Wales Programme

Grade 1V

4

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

19.04.10

Post is vital for operation of services.

18

An Bord Pleanála

Contract Expired. Application to extend contract for 1 year

Planning Inspector

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a temporary/acting basis

1

23.04.10

Post is vital for operation of services.

19

Dublin Docklands Development Authority

Sanction sought to acting up allowance for the Acting CEO

Acting CEO

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a temporary/acting basis

1

24.06.10

Post is vital for operation of services.

20.

Private Residential Tenancies Board

Sanction sought to extend temporary contract by 12 months

ICT Administrator

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a temporary/acting basis

1

15.07.10

Vital to ensure project completion which will negate the need for Agency staff

21.

Irish Water Safety Association

Sanction for a three year contract post sought

Educational Development Officer

1

Sanction was refused

0

05.08.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

22.

Environmental Protection Agency

To fill the Programme Manager — Laboratory Services post after a retirement

Programme Manager — Level 1

1

Sanction was refused

0

05.10.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

23.

Environmental Protection Agency

To fill the Programme Manager — Aquatic Environment post after a retirement

Programme Manager — Level 1

1

Sanction was refused

0

05.10.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

24.

Environmental Protection Agency

To fill the post in the Office of Climate, Licensing & Resource Use after a retirement

Senior Scientific Officer — Level 2

1

Sanction was refused

0

05.10.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

25.

Environmental Protection Agency

8 temporary fixed term purpose contract staff sought to cover maternity leave

Level 5 or 6 as appropriate

8

Sanction was refused

0

05.10.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

26.

Housing & Sustainable Communities Agency

Fill the post of Director of Asset Management, Planning, Procurement & Shared Services

PO — Standard Equivalent

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

30.09.10

Post is vital for operation of services. Post will be filled through redeployment.

27.

Housing & Sustainable Communities Agency

To fill the post of Director of Research, Policy Standards & Regulations

PO — Standard Equivalent

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

30.09.10

Post is vital for operation of services. Post will be filled through redeployment.

28.

Housing & Sustainable Communities Agency

To fill the post of Director of Local Authority Services

PO — Standard Equivalent

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

30.09.10

Post is vital for operation of services. Post will be filled through redeployment.

29.

Irish Water Safety

Sanction for a three year contract post sought

Educational Development Officer

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a temporary/acting basis

1

29.10.10

Post will be filled through redeployment.

30.

An Bord Pleanála

To fill an Ordinary Board Member post

Ordinary Board Member

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a temporary/acting basis

1

22.12.10

Post to be filled for one year while regarding of Board Members is examined

31.

Housing & Sustainable Communities Agency

To fill Housing Administrator Post

Staff Officer

1

Sanction was refused

0

22.12.10

Request for sanction does not fall within the “very limited circumstances” where Ministerial exceptions can be sought.

32.

An Bord Pleanála

To fill the post of Chairperson

Chairperson

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

14.02.11

Post was advertised stating that pay is being reviewed & may be subject to downward revision

33.

An Bord Pleanála

To fill the post of Deputy Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

18.02.11

Post to be filled for one year while regarding of Board Members is examined

34.

Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly

To fill the post of National Contact Point

National Contact Point

1

No decision to date

0

35.

Environmental Protection Agency

To fill the Director General Post

Director General

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

29.07.11

Post was regraded & a reduced remuneration rate was applied.

36.

Western Development Commission

To provide a Higher Duties Allowance to fill the CEO Post

CEO

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a temporary/acting basis

1

16.08.11

Post was regraded & a reduced remuneration rate was applied.

37.

Western Development Commission

To fill the Chief Executive Officer Post

CEO

1

Sanction was refused

0

18.10.11

Post will be filled through Higher Duties Allowance until Agency is reviewed.

38.

Private Residential Tenancies Board

To fill an Assistant Director Post

AP Higher Scale

1

Yes, sanction was given — on a permanent basis

1

03.08.11

Post is vital for operation of services. Post will be filled through redeployment.

Please note that D/ECLG has a delegated sanction to apply the moratorium in the local authority sector.

Note: A Commission of Investigation into the Banking Sector has also been established, chaired by Mr. Peter Nyberg. The Commission is making a number of appointments to assist it in its work.

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