Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (182)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

182. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance the number of temporary clerical officers who have been employed by his Department over each of the past three years; the number of those who have been retired public-civil servants; his views on whether his Department should employ retired staff in these positions in view of the level of youth unemployment here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31573/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The following is the position with regard to the employment of temporary clerical officers over the last three years.

Year

Number of Temporary Clerical

Officers employed

Number of retired

public/civil servants

2011

Nil

Nil

2012

6

Nil

2013

Nil

Nil

The clerical officers applied for temporary positions in the Public Service through the Public Appointments Service, (PAS) which is the centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services for the Civil Service. The terms and conditions for the recruitment of temporary clerical officers is determined by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and managed by PAS. PAS services can be viewed at www.publicjobs.ie.