Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Questions (888)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

888. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated cost of providing the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission with an investigator, a senior investigating officer and a head of unit at principal officer grade. [33762/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The information which the Deputy is seeking is not typically retained within my Department as matters relating to the salary scales of GSOC staff is a matter for the Commission in relation to the limits set out by DPER. 

However, upon request, the Commission has provided me with the following information.

- An Investigations Officer (Higher Executive Officer equivalent) - €64,132;

- A Senior Investigations Officer (Assistant Principal Officer equivalent) - €83,982; and

- A Principal Officer - €95,441.

The above listed annual salary costs are based on the mid-point of the pay scales in each grade in accordance with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Circular 22/2017 which sets out the relevant pay scales applicable from 1 January 2018.  These costs do not include employer PRSI, and ancillary costs such as accommodation, equipment, travel and subsistence, etc.