Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (389)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

389. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of full and part-time staff employed in her Department; the number of such staff being paid at the minimum wage rate of pay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44839/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Remuneration of all staff of the Department is as sanctioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for various individual grades in line with Government pay policy.

The minimum entry point of all incremental payscales relevant to staff recruited to my Department, reflect an hourly rate above the current national minimum wage of €9.80 per hour. Therefore, there are no staff, either full-time or part-time, employed in my Department being paid at or below the minimum wage rate of pay.

In relation to the first part of the Deputy's question, there are a total of 917 (872.30 FTEs) staff in my Department, of which 766 are full-time and a further 151 (106.3 FTEs) have opted to avail of the terms of the Civil Service Work-Sharing Scheme.