Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (223)

Michael Lowry

Question:

223. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact of an ongoing redeployment issue for a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; if his attention has been drawn to the hardship caused as a result of this redeployment; if he will take steps to alleviate the hardship caused in this case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12731/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In line with procedures agreed under the Public Service (Croke Park) Agreement 2010 - 2014 this person was placed on the Public Appointments Service re-deployment resource panel. A suitable vacancy was identified in Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and the person was redeployed to LIT in line with the agreed procedures. Following the redeployment decision, the individual referred their case for adjudication.

The adjudication was heard by an independent adjudicator on 26 August 2012 and a decision issued to the parties on 19 September 2012 affirming the redeployment decision. Under the terms of the adjudication scheme under the Public Service (Croke Park) Agreement 2010 - 2014, the outcome of this adjudication is binding on all the parties.