Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (324)

Shane Cassells

Question:

324. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of employees of her Department who were dismissed in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date 2019; the reason for the dismissal of each employee; the number of employees suspended in the same period; and the reason for the suspension of each in tabular form. [48071/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The following table provides details of the numbers and reason staff of my Department were dismissed in the period from January 2016 to date. Details of officers suspended are also included.

Year

Number Dismissed

Reason for Dismissal

Number Suspended

Reason for Suspension

2016

3

1 for unsatisfactory attendance,

1 for data breaches,

1 for unsatisfactory attendance and performance

2

Pending completion of investigation of possible date breaches

2017

6

2 for data breaches,

2 for unsatisfactory attendance,

2 for inappropriate behaviour

1

Pending completion of investigation of inappropriate behaviour

2018

5

1 for data breach,

2 for unsatisfactory attendance,

1 for inappropriate behaviour,

1 for unsatisfactory attendance and performance

1

Pending completion of investigation of inappropriate behaviour

2019

2

1 for fraud,

1 for performance issues

2

Pending completion of investigation of inappropriate behaviour and possible data breaches