Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (156)

Seán Fleming

Question:

156. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of public servants employed in his Department on a lower pay scale to their colleagues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21823/14]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Foreign)

There are currently 223 officers on the reduced pay scales which were introduced with effect from 1 January 2011 for recruitment grades. This includes 139 of the Temporary Clerical Officers who were recruited this year to deal with the peak production period in the Passport Office. The imbalance between those who entered the public service from 1 January 2011 and those who entered prior to this date is being addressed under the provisions of the Haddington Road Agreement. The officers who were subject to the 2011 reduced pay rates are being assimilated to the new/revised incremental pay scales as recently instructed by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.