Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (239)

Joan Collins

Question:

239. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of public sector workers who have retired in the past three years within his Department or any office or body under his aegis who have been reinstated; if he will provide details on the pay rates they are receiving; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10998/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

With one exception, I am not aware of any other staff member who retired from my Department or any agency under its auspices in the last three years (from 28 February 2010 to 27 February 2013) who has been reinstated. One staff member, who was a Governor in the Prison Service, has been re-employed in the Prison Service as Campus Governor on a fixed-term contract to meet pressing operational and transformation requirements. In line with pension abatement rules, the individual is not receiving their pension for the duration of the contract. The annual cost of this contract which commenced in March 2012 is €120,542.