Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (86)

Mattie McGrath


86. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of full and part-time staff employed in his Department; the number of such staff being paid at the minimum wage rate of pay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44843/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

My Department employs both civil servants and civilian employees. Civilian employees are employed to support the operational capability of the Defence Forces and work in military installations.

As of 31 October, 2019, there were 371 civil servants employed by my Department, of which 304 are full-time. The remaining 67 work a variety of reduced working patterns. This combination of full time personnel and personnel working reduced patterns equates to my Department having 352 whole time equivalent (WTE) civil servants. At the same date, there were 452 civilian employees attached to military installations, of which 435 were full time employees. Of the remaining 17, 11 have reduced work patterns and 6 are permanent part-time employees.

No civil servant or civilian employee employed by my Department is being paid at the minimum rate of pay.