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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 April 2022

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Questions (798)

Carol Nolan

Question:

798. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Defence the reason that a report that was commissioned by his Department in 2019, titled Review of Recruitment Practices and Processes in the Permanent Defence Forces, at a cost of €42,900, has not been published to date; if he intends to publish this report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19541/22]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Defence Forces recruitment process is subject to continuous monitoring and appraisal to ensure it remains fit for purpose.  To complement this practice, in 2019 a Review Group was established to review recruitment methods in the Defence Forces, which subsequently incorporated the relevant recommendations of the Public Service Pay Commission.

The Review Group was comprised of senior civilian and military personnel.  An external HR expert was appointed as Chair to support the process, oversee the review, and advise the group on the basis of professional expertise in the recruitment field. The report of the Review Group was not intended to be published as it does not contain final proposals and is being used to inform deliberations and decisions within the organisation relating to recruitment.

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