Thursday, 19 September 2019

Questions (231, 232)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

231. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of civil servants that have left and-or retired from her Department in the past ten years that were bound by a cooling-off period in respect of taking up new employment in the private sector by grade, year and sector the staff moved on to; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38146/19]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

232. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of civil servants that have left and-or retired from her Department in the past ten years that were not bound by a cooling-off period in respect of taking up new employment in the private sector by grade, year, and sector the staff moved on to; the reason for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38162/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 231 and 232 together.

Since its establishment in June 2011, a total of 41 civil servants have resigned or retired from my Department.

 No designated civil servant, or civil servant holding a designated position under the Ethics in Public Office Acts, sought approval to take up a position or engagement which led to a conflict of interest within one year of their resignation or retirement.

My Department has not been advised by the Standards in Public Office of any Designated Public Official who has sought a waiver under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 to engage in lobbying within one year of their resignation or retirement from my Department.

Civil servants who were not designated officials or did not hold designated positions under the Ethics Acts or the Regulation of Lobbying Act prior to their departure were not subject to the one year cooling off period and could take up any subsequent post in either the public or private sector without the sanction or approval of the relevant authority.

The following table shows all civil servants in my Department who have resigned or retired by their grade, year and reason for departure.

Year

Grade

Number

Reason For Departure

2011

Assistant Principal

1

Retirement

2012

Principal Officer

2

Retirement

2012

Higher Executive Officer

2

Retirement

2012

Higher Executive Officer

1

Resignation

2012

Assistant Principal

1

Retirement

2012

Staff Officer

1

Retirement

2012

Clerical Officer

2

Retirement

2013

Assistant Principal

1

Resignation

2013 

Administrative Officer

1

Retirement

2014

Higher Executive Officer

2

Retirement

2014

Executive Officer

1

Retirement

2015

Principal Officer

3

Retirement

2015 

Assistant Principal

1

Retirement

2015 

Clerical Officer

1

Resignation

2016

Principal Officer

2

Retirement

2016 

Higher Executive Officer

1

Retirement

2017

Executive Officer

1

Retirement

2017

Clerical Officer

5

Retirement

2017

Principal Officer

1

Retirement

2018

Executive Officer

2

Retirement

2018

Principal Officer

1

Retirement

2018

Assistant Principal

1

Retirement

2018

Clerical Officer

2

Retirement

2018

Clerical Officer

1

Resignation

2019

Director

1

Retirement

2019

Assistant Principal

1

Retirement

2019

Executive Officer

2

Retirement