Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (235, 236)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

235. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide details of all pay increases awarded to special advisors in her Department over the last two years. [18307/13]

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Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

236. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide in a tabular format a list of all her special advisors pay and that of her Minister of State, to include each salary, name of employee above principal officer standard scale salary rate; and if she will supply the total pay bill for all her special advisors for 2012 [18321/13]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 235 and 236 together.

As requested by the Deputy, details of the salaries for Special Advisers in my Department are set out in tabular form below. In accordance with Department of Finance instructions on Ministerial appointments, my Advisers were placed on the first point of the Principal Officer standard scale on appointment. The Principal Officer scale provides for annual increments, subject to satisfactory performance and attendance. One of my Advisers is in their third year of tenure and has recently moved to the third point of the scale. My other two advisers are on the second point of the Principal Officer standard scale. There have been no additional salary increases granted since their appointment. The gross cost for the three Special Advisers for 2012 totalled €178,736. This figure is based on gross salaries and Employer’s PRSI.

Name

Applicable Salary Scale

WTE

(Wholetime

Equivalent)

Salary on

appointment

Current

Salary

Marion Mannion

Principal Officer standard scale

1

€80,051

€83,337

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Principal Officer standard scale

0.5

€40,025

€43,302

William Lavelle

Principal Officer standard scale

0.5

€40,025

€41,669