Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (287)

Martin Ferris

Question:

287. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Social Protection if the current vacancy of an information officer in Tralee social welfare office, County Kerry, has been filled. [11413/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The staffing needs of all offices of the Department are regularly reviewed, having regard to workloads and the competing demands arising, taking account of the employment control framework (ECF) target, as determined by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. A number of vacancies arose in Tralee local office due to staff retirements. The posts identified as critical have been filled. Local management assign staff to duties to meet the business needs and although there is currently no dedicated information officer, it is part of the role of the staff member on reception duties and all other staff to provide information to customers.

Questions No. 288 and 289 withdrawn.