Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (146, 148)

Seán Fleming

Question:

146. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of agency and contract staff currently employed under the aegis of his Department; the mechanism in place for monitoring and managing the associated costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10981/13]

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Clare Daly

Question:

148. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline the numbers and cost of agency staff under the aegis of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11061/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 146 and 148 together.

My Department has contracted one temporary Administrative Officer who has been assigned to the International Section of my Department for the duration of the European Union Presidency. In addition to this my Department has a long term contract for services with the National Council for the Blind for the provision of two telephonists.

The following tabular statement gives details of agency/contract staff at bodies under the aegis of my Department.

Monitoring and managing the associated costs is a matter for the respective lines sections at my Department or the relevant body under its aegis.

Bodies under the aegis of the Department of Education & Skills with contract/agency staff as at the 27th, February 2013.

BODY

CONTRACT

AGENCY

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse

4

0

Residential Institutions Redress Board

1

0

Residential Institutions Redress Review Committee

1

0

Education Finance Board

2

0

National Council for Guidance in Education

2

0

State Examinations Commission

0

0.5

Higher Education Authority

0

1

Foras Áiseanna Saothair (FAS)

0

2