Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (188)

Sean Fleming

Question:

191 Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government in respect of 2011, the best estimate for 2012 of the number of persons in the following salary ranges, the total cost of the increments in respect of the persons in each of these salary ranges: less than €40,000 between €40,001 —€50,000; between €50,001 —€60,000; between €60,001 —€70,000; between €70,001 to €80,000; between €80,001 to €90,000; between €90,001 to €100,000 and more than €100,001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32791/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

The information in respect of end 2011 and May 2012 regarding the number of staff in the salary bands indicated is set out in the following table:

Salary Range

Dec-11*

May-12*

Under €40,000

207.08

193.28

€40,001 —€50,000

157.2

151.2

€50,001 —€60,000

183.53

173

€60,001 —€70,000

40.4

33.2

€70,001 —€80,000

105

105

€80,001 —€90,000

53

50

€90,001 —€100,000

46

46

Over €100,001

20

20

Total

812.21

771.68

* Figures provided on basis of whole time equivalent

The number of staff who received increments in 2011 was 367. This number reflects the reconfiguration of the Department following the formation of the Government in March 2011. Once increments are paid on the corepay system, it is not possible to extract historical increment data from the system on a global basis. Historic costs could be calculated manually on an individual basis but this would take a prohibitively long time to calculate. Therefore, more detailed information is not available in respect of 2011.

Salary Range

Total Cost in 2012

Under €40,000

€61,900.53

€40,001 —€50,000

€61,464.38

€50,001 —€60,000

€62,084.56

€60,001 —€70,000

€31,926.36

€70,001 —€80,000

€56,054.52

€80,001 —€90,000

€25,049.29

€90,001 —€100,000

€21,338.74

Over €100,001

€4,903.46

Total

€324,721.84

Increments are paid in line with the approved rates of pay at the time as outlined on the websites of the Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The payment of increments is subject to satisfactory performance under the Performance Management Development System (PMDS). However, staff who have reached the maximum or long service increment point of their salary scales do not receive increments.