Thursday, 31 January 2019

Questions (96)

Seán Fleming

Question:

96. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of civil servants on the panel for a transfer from his Department and agencies under his remit; the length of time applicants have been on the list for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4753/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Transfers are initiated by individual staff contacting other Departments to be placed on their incoming transfer list. This process is managed by the receiving organisation. My Department does not hold information on staff members who are transfer lists for other Departments.

 A new Civil Service wide mobility scheme launched last year. This scheme is co-ordinated by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and facilitates transfers at a central level. This enables civil servants to apply for transfer to a specific region, rather than requiring them to apply to each organisation individually. The scheme is currently available to Clerical Officers (CO) and Executive Officers (EO). It is anticipated that it will roll out to other grades in future.