Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (448)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

448. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of new staff recruited to her Department from January 2019 to date; the title of each employment position; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53642/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Recruitment to my Department is done on foot of competitions which are administered by the Public Appointments Service (PAS). Details of the number of staff recruited by way of various PAS competitions in the year to date are shown in the following table. The figures include existing staff who have been successful in PAS competitions.

In addition to the permanent staff detailed in the table, 862 Temporary Clerical Officers have been recruited to cover short-term projects, shorter working year leave scheme and other long-term staff absences such as maternity leave and carers leave.

Grade

No.

Administrative Officer

4

Assistant Principal

18

Clerical Officer

206

Executive Officer

79

EO Information Communications Technology 

11

Higher Executive Officer

21

HEO Information Communications Technology 

4

Principal   Officer

2

Grand Total

345