Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (268, 269, 270)

John Lahart

Question:

268. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of women and men, respectively employed in her Department and the agencies under the remit of her Department in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52048/18]

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John Lahart

Question:

269. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the various grades in which males and females are employed in her Department and the agencies under the remit of her Department in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52065/18]

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John Lahart

Question:

270. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the ratio of males to females employed in her Department and the agencies under the remit of her Department in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52082/18]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 268 to 270, inclusive together.

Staffing resources are an ongoing priority to ensure my Department’s continued ability to facilitate the wide mission and volume of work in a range of challenging policy areas. This will continue with ongoing day-to-day review of the appropriate staffing mix across my Department in response to known and probable priority areas.

My Department liaises directly with the Public Appointments Service (PAS) and Top-Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) in relation to the filling of posts.

The Secretary General of my Department is one of four Secretaries General leading the delivery of Action 8.5 of the Civil Service Renewal Plan – “To improve gender balance at each level by reviewing supports and policies to ensure these measures are impactful and measurable”.

The Civil Service has set an ambitious target to achieve 50/50 gender balance in appointments at senior levels. This is essential to ensure that the Civil Service is reflective of society.

My Department operates an equal opportunity policy to ensure that an equal share of both women and men can compete for and be awarded high visibility positions across the Department and its Offices. In this regard, the Department operates a best fit for the job policy.

The Gender balance of the Department and its Agencies is set out in the tables below:

Department Figures as at 30 November 2018

Department

Grade

Total

Male

Female

Ratio M:F

Secretary General

1

0

1

0:1

Deputy Secretary Equivalent

1

1

0

1:0

ASEC

7

4

3

4:3

ASEC Equivalent

7

5

2

5:2

Principal Officer including equivalents

57

33

24

11:8

Min Special Advisor

2

1

1

1:1

Senior Examiner of Patents

1

1

0

1:0

Assistant Principal including Equivalents

141

77

64

77:64

Higher Executive Officer

136

59

77

59:77

Examiner of Patents

3

1

2

1:2

Administrative Officer

23

9

14

9:14

Executive Officer

218

71

147

71:147

Clerical Officer

257

90

167

90:167

Civilian Driver

4

2

2

1:1

TCO

4

2

2

1:1

Services Staff

31

24

7

24:7

Cleaners

13

0

13

0:13

Sub Total

906

380

526

190:263

Agency

Grade

Total Number of Staff in Grade

Number of Male Staffin Grade

Number of Female Staffin Grade

RatioM:F

NSAI

CEO

1

0

1

0:1

SPSO

2

2

0

2:0

PSO

12

6

6

1:1

SSO

56

33

23

33:23

SO

9

8

1

8:1

Level D

7

1

6

1:6

Level C

17

0

17

0:17

Level B

10

2

8

1:4

EO

2

2

0

2:0

T2

25

21

4

21:4

TA

4

4

0

4:0

IAASA

A/Sec

1

1

0

1:0

PO

13

5

8

5:8

AP

1

1

0

1:0

A/C Gr I

6

3

3

1:1

A/C Gr II

2

0

2

0:2

HEO

2

0

2

0:2

EO

3

2

1

2:1

CO

1

0

1

0:1

PIAB

ASS

1

1

0

1:0

DIRECTOR

2

1

1

1:1

PO

5

4

1

4:1

AP

24

16

8

2:1

HEOIncludes 4 FTC

20

5

15

1:3

EO

15

5

10

1:2

COIncludes 2 FTC

11

4

7

4:7

CCPC

D/Sec

1

0

1

0:1

A/Sec

3

3

0

3:0

PO

6

4

2

2:1

AP1

5

1

4

1:4

AP

15

6

9

2:3

Case Officer

12

6

6

1:1

HEO

28

14

14

1:1

AO

1

0

1

0:1

EO

24

12

12

1:1

Service Officer

1

1

0

1:0

CO

2

0

2

0:2

Enterprise Ireland

Chief Executive Officer

1

0

1

0:1

Deputy Secretary

2

2

0

2:0

Assistant Secretary

8

7

1

7:1

Principal Officer

50

37

13

37:13

Assistant Principal Officer

268

150

118

1.27:1

Higher Executive Officer

127

42

85

42:85

Executive Officer

97

18

79

18:79

Clerical Officer

94

32

62

16:31

Health and Safety Authority

Chief Executive Officer

1

1

0

1:0

Assistant Chief Executive

3

2

1

2:1

Programme Manager

5

1

4

1:4

Assistant Principal

8

2

6

1:3

Senior Accreditation Officer

8

5

3

5:3

Accreditation Officer

1

1

0

1:0

Inspector Grade 1

17

11

6

11:6

Inspector Grade 2

39

24

15

8:5

Inspector Grade 3

56

30

26

15:13

Higher Executive Officer

13

2

11

2:11

Executive Officer

15

3

12

1:4

Clerical Officer

14

4

10

2:5

Science Foundation Ireland

Director General

1

1

0

1:0

Executive Team(Comprised of Deputy Director General & Directors)

4

2

2

1:1

Level F

14

5

9

5:9

Level E

17

4

13

4:13

Level D

17

4

13

4:13

Level C

6

0

6

0:1

IDA Ireland : It has not been possible for the IDA to provide a response in the time available, a response will issue to the Deputy in the coming days.