Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Questions (152)

Dara Calleary

Question:

152. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of civil servants to date who have applied to transfer from Dublin zone 46 to another county in Munster, Leinster, Connaught and Ulster, respectively, by grade in each Department under the service wide mobility scheme launched on 13 November 2017, in tabular form; the number of civil servants who requested a transfer to Dublin zone 46 by grade based in each province and county outside of Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17264/19]

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As outlined in the reply to Question No.53934/18 of 18/12/2018, the location choices in the Civil Service Mobility scheme are divided into mobility zones rather than county or province. An applicant may express a preference for mobility for a maximum of 3 zones from the list of 46 zones with a choice of any or all organisations in each zone. Staff members can apply for mobility within their current zone (excluding Phase 1B, Zone 46 Dublin) as well as other zones. A number of mobility zones also have an option to include or exclude a choice of satellite towns.

There are currently 822 staff members (439 COs and 383 EOs), based in Zone 46 (Dublin), with applications for Mobility to organisations located outside of Dublin. This equates to 12% of the c.7,000 participating staff members in Dublin (55% CO: 35% EO), while 88% wish to remain in their chosen location.

There are 61 staff members (43 COs and 18 EOs), based in locations outside of Dublin, with applications for Mobility to organisations located in Zone 46.

It should be noted that the Mobility scheme launched following an era of moratorium and low levels of staff transfers in the Civil Service and these factors would contribute to the initial high surge of interest in the scheme.

Phase 1B for the general Civil Service grades of CO and EO for mobility within the zone of Dublin and Phase 2 for the general Civil Service grades of HEO and AP will launch at a later date. Further information on the Mobility scheme is available to view at http://hr.per.gov.ie/civil-service-mobility/.