Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (78)

Clare Daly

Question:

78. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the salary and wages of staff of a State agency (details supplied) in view of the fact that the moneys are being paid out of the residential institutions statutory fund. [28643/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

There are currently 10 staff employed by Caranua, the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board, comprising: - the Chief Executive Officer at Principal Officer level, - 1 Assistant Principal Officer level Post, - 2 Higher Executive Officer level posts, - 4 Executive Officer level posts and- 2 administrative support posts, one at ETB Grade III the other at Clerical Officer level.

In addition, Caranua is currently utilising the services of an agency to provide additional administrative support with one person currently engaged on that basis. My Department has also recently approved in principle a proposal from Caranua to engage 6 temporary social workers for 12 weeks to assist it to clear the backlog of applications. My Department is also currently engaging with Caranua in relation to a further proposal to recruit additional clerical staff.

As the Deputy has noted, all expenditure incurred by Caranua in the performance of its functions, including its payroll costs, are met from the investment account operated by the National Treasury Management Agency. Caranua commenced accepting applications in January 2014 and I understand that to end May 2,762 applications had been received.

Clearly there is a need to try to minimise the administration overhead while ensuring that former residents' applications are processed as expeditiously as possible. The salary scales applicable to the 10 approved posts are as follows:Scale: Principal Officer (Civil Service) (PPC)€79,401 €82,587 €85,750 €88,936 €91,624 €94,410¹ €97,194²Scale: Assistant Principal Officer (Civil Service) (PPC)€65,000 €65,000 €66,040 €68,262 €70,479 €71,758 €73,995¹ €76,224²Scale: Higher Executive Officer (Civil Service)Non PPC€43,816 €45,125 €46,426 €47,730 €49,035 €50,347 €51,653 €53,532¹ €55,415²Scale: Higher Executive Officer (Civil Service)PPC€46,081 €47,458 €48,831 €50,204 €51,581 €52,955 €54,329 €56,314¹ €58,294²Scale: Executive Officer (Civil Service) PPC€27,464 €29,418 €30,516 €32,687 €34,360 €35,977 €37,588 €39,166 €40,760 €42,311 €43,909 €44,967 €46,473¹ €47,975²Scale: Education and Training Board Grade III € 23,188 € 24,277 € 25,362 € 26,452 € 27,542 € 28,626 € 29,683 € 30,738 € 31,800 € 32,857 € 33,919 € 35,919 € 35,919 €35,919 € 37,339Scale: Clerical Officer (Civil Service) PPC€21,345 €22,805 €23,177 €24,255 €25,339 €26,420 €27,502 €28,583 €29,635 €30,688 €31,743 €32,975 €33,840 €35,471 €36,753¹ €37,341²¹ After 3 years satisfactory service at the maximum. ² After 6 years satisfactory service at the maximum.Note: If an appointee is not an existing civil/public servant the relevant scale is the PPC scale. If an appointee is an existing civil servant appointed post 1995, the PPC scale applies and if the appointee is an existing civil servant before 1995 the Non PCC scale applies.