Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (205)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

205. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the process of requesting correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21919/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The terms and conditions as set out in the Collective Agreement on Redundancy Payments of June 2012, included a ban on public service re-employment for beneficiaries for two years and, thereafter, the prior consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform was required.

In addition the Voluntary Redundancy Schemes of 2010 in the Health Sector also required the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for any public service re-employment after expiry of the 7-year re-employment ban, which expired on 31 December 2017.

In light of economic conditions, the Minister agreed in 2017 to remove the requirement for his consent for re-employment after the respective fixed re-employment bans expire.

There remains, however, the permanent ban on re-employment for those who availed of the Voluntary Early Retirement Scheme in the Health sector, covered by Circular 7/2010.