Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (326)

Bobby Aylward

Question:

326. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the estimated cost of recruiting one additional accountant grade 3 and one extra solicitor at APO level for the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29894/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Pay allocations for employees of my Department are set out in the Department of Public expenditure and Reform Circular – 16/2018 – Application of 1 October 2018 pay adjustments under the Public Service and Pensions Act 2017.

The following table sets out the estimated cost of recruiting one additional Accountant Grade 3 and one extra Solicitor at APO Level. The estimate is based on Point 1 of the Pay Scale.

Position

Starting point on Pay Scale

Total estimated cost – inc employers PRSI.

Accountant Grade 3

€30,987k

€34,085k

Solicitor (APO Level)

€66,495k

€73,144k

The Director of the Office, along with myself and my officials, keeps the resourcing of the Office under regular review to ensure the Office is adequately resourced.