Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (130)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

130. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the number of new staff recruited to his Department from January 2019 to date; the title of each employment position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53643/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

 I wish to inform the Deputy that the number of new staff recruited to the Department of Finance from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 and the title of each employment position is shown in the table below:

New entrants Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Grade

Numbers

AP

2

AO

26

HEO

1

EO

4

CO

8

TCO

1

Intern

2

Special Advisor

1

SVO

1

Total

46

The total number of paid staff in the Department of Finance at the beginning of 2019 was 321. 

During the year there were 18 external promotions, i.e., people leaving on promotion, 18 staff retired/resigned or were dismissed and 17 staff members transferred out. Therefore a total of 53 staff left the Department during 2019.  There were also 18 internal promotions.

The number of paid staff at the end of 2019 will be 314, in addition to 9 vacancies which are in process to be filled.