Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (321)

Seán Fleming

Question:

321. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of persons employed on an agency basis in his Department and in each agency under his aegis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50811/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

There are no persons employed on an agency basis in my Department.

I have asked the State agencies under the aegis of my Department to provide the Deputy with the information requested directly. If you do not receive a reply from the agencies within ten working days, you should advise my private office.

Recruitment into my Department is carried out by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) and is conducted in accordance with the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA) Codes of Practice.  The Commission is the principal regulator of recruitment and selection processes within the public service.  It has a statutory role to ensure that appointments in the organisations subject to its remit (that is, those that fall under the authority and scope of the Commission) are made on candidates’ merit and as a result of fair and transparent appointment processes.