Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (147)

Joan Collins


147. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of public sector workers who have retired in the last three years within his Department or any office or body under his aegis that have been re-instated; if he will provide details on the pay rates they are receiving; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10993/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

No members of staff who retired in the last three years have been re-instated to their former positions or to any other positions within my Department.

From time to time, my Department engages retired staff to carry out specific tasks. Such engagements are for once-off or short-duration projects where it is more cost-effective to re-engage retired staff who already have the relevant expertise and experience. As appropriate, re-engagements of retired staff are subject to the abatement principle.

With regard to bodies under the aegis of my Department, matters relating to recruitment and pensions are an administrative matter for the bodies themselves.

Question No. 148 answered with Question No. 146.