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Equality Issues

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 17 June 2021

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Questions (339)

Holly Cairns


339. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Education the way in which her Department and agencies under her remit are working towards enabling access to employment for persons from minority and or disadvantaged communities, including, but not limited to, persons with disabilities, persons from ethnic minorities, Travellers, Mincéirí; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32736/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In recruiting Civil Servants the Human Resources Unit of my Department engage the Public Appointmente Service (PAS) which was established under the tersm of the Public Services management Act to provide recruitment, assessment and selection services for Civil and Public Service bodies.

Part 5 of the Disability Act 2005 provides that public bodies promote and support the employment of people with disabilities and ensure that 3% of staff employed are people with a disability. As at the 31st December 2020 the percentage of staff at my Department that declared a disability was 3.58%.