Thursday, 20 June 2013

Questions (277)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

277. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of persons employed within the public sector by his Department or agency and by grade for each year of the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [30460/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The breakdown of staff numbers as whole-time equivalents (WTE) in the Department of Transport for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 together with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport numbers from 2011 to the end of May of 2013 are set out in the table below.  There were substantial staff reductions in 2009 and 2010  due primarily to incentivised early retirements, incentivised career break schemes and latterly due to staff redeployment to other Departments.

  The underlying trend of substantial reductions continued to apply in 2011 and 2012. It should be noted that the total figure for 2011 disguises this trend because it includes 43.25 WTE which transferred into the Department as a result of the creation of the new Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport following the change of Government. 

GRADE

year ended 2008

year ended 2009

year ended 2010

year ended 2011

year ended 2012

2013  (to end May)

Secretary General

1

1

1

1

1

1

Assistant Secretary

6

4

4

5

5

5

Principal Officers

21.4

16

14.9

17.7

17.4

18.2

Assistant Principal Officers

51.83

39.83

36.63

43.23

41.2

41.4

Administrative Officers

8

7

7

6.8

7.8

7

Higher Executive Officers

82.03

76.43

72.43

72.56

68.26

67.26

Executive Officers

88.93

83.73

79.56

76.54

69.11

69.11

Staff Officers

18.7

16.9

17.1

14.1

13.3

13.3

Clerical Officers

151.26

139.56

134.56

128.16

119.06

118.06

Ministerial - Advisers

2

2

3

2

2

2

Ministerial - Personal Assistant

2

1

2

3

2.25

3

Ministerial - Personal Secretary

3

1

2

3

3

3

Ministerial - Civilian Drivers

2

0

0

6

6

6

Head Services Officer

1

1

1

1

1

1

Services Officers / Attendants / Storekeeper

 

15.3

15.3

13.3

12.3

11.5

11.5

Telephonists

2.03

2.03

2.03

2.03

1.3

1.3

Chief Aeronautical Officer

1

1

1

1

1

1

Aeronautical Officer Grade I

2

4

4

4

3

4

Aeronautical Officer Grade II

2

1

1

1

1

0

Principal Adviser

1

1

1

1

1

1

Senior  Adviser

1

1

1

1

1

1

Engineering Inspector

1

1

1

0

0

0

Draughtsman

1

0

0

0

0

0

Inspector

1

1

1

1

1

1

Accountant Grade 2

1

1

1

1

0

0

Accountant

0

0

0

1

1

1

Legal Adviser

1

1

1

1

1

1

Financial Adviser

0

1

0

0

0

0

Statistician

1

1

1

1

1

1

Sustainability Adviser

1

1

1

1

0.8

0.8

Transport Planner

0

1

1

1

0

1

Staff Engineer

1

1

1

1

0

0

Director Irish Coast Guard

1

1

1

1

1

1

Assistant Director ICG

1

1

1

1

1

1

Chief Engineer

1

1

1

1

1

1

Manager Coastguard

1

0

0

0

0

0

Regional Controller ICG

2

2

2

2

2

2

Deputy Divisional Controller

2

3

3

2

1

1

Divisional Controller

2

1

0

2

2

2

Electronics Officer

3

3

3

3

2

2

Engineering & Operations Officer

1

1

1

1

1

1

Radio Officer Grade III

24

24

23

27

29

28

Station Officer

23

20

17

13

11

11

Training & Operations Officer

3

4

4

3

3

3

Coastal Unit Sector Manager

0

3

3

3

3

3

Chief Surveyor

1

1

1

1

1

1

Deputy Chief Surveyor

1

1

1

1

1

1

Principal Radio Surveyor

1

0

0

0

0

0

Marine Radio Surveyor

1

1

1

1

1

0

Surveyor (Officer in charge)

2

1

1

1

1

1

Surveyor

18

25

25

24

24

24

Stagiare

0

1

1

0

0

0

TOTAL

559.48

517.78

495.51

497.42

465.98

463.93

I have asked the State agencies under the aegis of my Department to provide the Deputy with the information requested.  If you do not receive a reply from the agencies within ten working days, please advise my private office.