Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (279)

Joan Collins


279. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Health 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. [10996/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Four Public Servants (2.7 wholetime equivalent) who retired in the last three years are currently employed in my Department and are on the payroll.

Three former members of my Department were rehired on a temporary basis in line with a Government Decision on the arrangements for dealing with our EU Presidency requirements. In addition to this Minister of State Alex White appointed one retired Public Servant as a Civilian Driver.

For ease of reference I have set out below the information requested by the Deputy in tabular format.


Current Annual Salary Rate

1 Principal Officer (50% of full time)


1 Assistant Principal (50% of full time)


1 Assistant Principal (70% of full time)


1 Civilian Driver


The pensions of these staff are subject to pension abatement rules.

The information in respect of the Non-Commercial State Agencies is currently being collated and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available. With regard to the Health Service Executive, they have been asked to collate the data sought as soon as possible and it will be provided directly to the Deputy by them when available.

Question No. 280 answered with Question No. 278.