Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (291)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

291. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide details of the payment of bonuses or other performance related payments and or allowances made to the staff of agencies under the aegis of his Department with a yearly breakdown from 2008 outlining the overall amount paid in each year period and the number of staff that received such payments and or allowances. [10170/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

In response to the Deputy’s query the following is a list of payment of bonuses or other performance related payments and or allowances that were made to the staff of agencies under the aegis of my Department:

Office of the Ombudsman

Year

Bonuses (scheme of performance related awards for posts at Assistant Secretary level)

Performance Related Payments (Merit Awards)

Allowances (Private Secretary, Higher Duty, Key holding)

2008

€17,800 (for 2007)

€11,575 (16 staff)

€32,661.17 (12 staff)

2009

Nil

€10,000 (19 staff)

€42,617.11 (12 staff)

2010

Nil

€11,100 (19 staff)

€29,565.43 (4 staff)

2011

Nil

€  6,400 (11 staff)

€19,411.00 (3 staff)

2012

Nil

€  6,600 (12 staff)

€19,746.78 (3 staff)

Public Appointments Service

Year

Bonuses (scheme of performance related awards for posts at Assistant Secretary level)

Performance Related Payments (Merit Awards)

Allowances (Private Secretary, Higher Duty, Key holding)

2008

€16,000

€19,155 (73 staff)

€50,610.75 (29 staff)

2009

Nil

€7,376.00 (42 staff)

€37,356.47 (15 staff)

2010

Nil

€250 (2 staff)

€40,637.90 (15 staff)

2011

Nil

Nil

€40,343.20 (21 staff)

2012

Nil

Nil

€43,606.48 (21 staff)

Special EU Programmes Body

Year

Bonuses

Number of Staff

2008*

€5,600

9

2009

€1,050

5

2010

€462.50

4

2011

€975.00

6

2012

Nil

Nil

* Please note that this included a contractual performance related bonus of £8,000 was paid to the SEUPB’s Chief Executive in May 2008 for the 2007 performance year. There have been no bonuses awarded to the Chief Executive since this date. All other bonuses were paid under a Northern Irish Civil Service Bonus scheme to staff based in Belfast and Omagh who work under the terms and conditions of employment of the Northern Ireland Civil Service.