Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (298, 299, 300)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

298. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide details of personnel who moved from FÁS to her Department to establish Intreo offices; the number of persons that moved in tabular form by county and their grade; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5324/14]

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Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

299. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide details of the salary comparison templates that were used in the transfer of staff from FÁS to her Department in order to establish Intreo offices; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5325/14]

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Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

300. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide details of the various grades and salary scales that existed in FÁS prior to personnel moving to her Department to establish Intreo offices; the grades and salary scales that existed in her Department prior to the movement of FÁS personnel; the grades and salary scales that now exist; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5326/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 298 to 300, inclusive, together.

Staff from the Employment Supports and Community Services areas of FÁS were integrated with the Department of Social Protection on foot of a Government decision from 1 January 2012. The staff were designated at the equivalent civil service grade by reference to the rate of salary; there were no changes in those salary rates prior to or post the transfer. A breakdown showing the civil service grades to which the former FÁS staff were assigned within my Department is shown in the following table; details of the specific grade titles used in FÁS and a further breakdown by county is not readily available.

Former FÁS staff who transferred to the Department of Social Protection by grade

Civil Service Grade

Posts

People

Assistant Secretary

1.00

1.00

Principal Officer

8.00

8.00

Assistant Principal

55.80

56.00

Higher Executive Officer

368.46

387.00

Executive Officer

16.70

18.00

Staff Officer

6.22

7.00

Clerical Officer

259.34

287.00

Service Officer

2.00

2.00

Cleaner

1.27

5.00

Grand Total

718.79

771.00