Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (34)

Micheál Martin


34. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the expenditure allocated to staff training in 2019 in his Department; and the amount drawn down to date. [34409/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

Expenditure incurred to date on staff training in my Department is approximately €80,000.

A comprehensive learning and development programme is implemented by my Department to ensure that staff at all levels have the required skills and knowledge to perform their individual roles and deliver the strategic objectives of the Department.

The training programme includes the provision of training courses by One Learning, the Civil Service Shared Learning and Development Centre which is responsible for the delivery of training that is common across the Civil Service.

Staff are also encouraged to avail of the Refund of Fees Scheme which facilitates them to undertake third level academic courses relevant to their roles. In addition, staff also attend a number of Conferences and Seminars on a range of different topics throughout the year.