Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (411)

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

Question:

425 Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of retired public servants who have been awarded temporary or term-time posts in the public sector over recent years. [36039/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources)

Since its formation in 2007, my Department has re-employed two former members of staff. One was a Principal Geologist who was re-employed during 2008, 2009 and 2010. The other was a Petroleum Exploration Specialist who was re-employed for a short period in 2012. My Department has not replaced any staff member availing of the term time / shorter working year scheme since 2008.

The Department has occasionally used, on a very limited basis, the expertise of civil servants who have retired from other Departments.

Information in respect of bodies and agencies under the aegis of my Department is a day to day matter for those organisations and my Department does not have the information sought by the Deputy. I will, however, request the relevant Agencies and bodies under the aegis of my Department to respond directly to the Deputy in the matter.