Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (211)

Catherine Murphy


211. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of staff in his Department that have retired from service in the past five years that have now been reinstated on temporary contracts; if he will confirm the pay grade that said staff members occupied at retirement and also at reinstatement; if he will disclose the gap in working days between their retirement and their reinstatement on a temporary contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21030/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

One Assistant Secretary General who retired on the 22 October 2010 has been re-engaged by my Department since 25 October 2010 on a part-time contract basis which is due to expire at the end of the EU Presidency on 28 June 2013. One Principal Officer who retired on the 30 November 2009 has since been re-engaged from 1 October 2012 on a part-time contract basis to work on specific matters related to the Irish Presidency of the EU until 28 June 2013. Normal pension abatement rules have been applied in both cases.