Transfers between locations of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection are managed in accordance with protocols agreed between the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the relevant staff unions. Where exceptional circumstances are advanced to deviate from the normal processes in this regard these are examined on a case-by-case basis, which includes consideration both of the case made and of the interests of other staff members.
The person referred to has not been reached on any transfer list held by the Department. A request was previously received to transfer him on an exceptional basis, but following full consideration of the case this was not agreed to. From March 2018 transfers between the two locations referred to will be managed by the new Civil Service Mobility Portal and it will be open to the person in question to apply for transfer using the terms of that scheme.