Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (165)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

165. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of staff at each grade within the civil service at the time of the introduction of the recruitment moratorium; the current number of staff at each grade; the number of positions filled on promotion within each Department and agency since the moratorium; the number of positions filled on redeployment within each Department and agency since the moratorium; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49176/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Government is committed to creating, a leaner more efficient Public Service.

The data requested relating to the number of staff at each grade within the civil service by the Deputy is set out in the attached table. The data on Public Service staffing numbers which is available on my Department’s website http://databank.per.gov.ie/ demonstrates that significant progress is being made in reducing the numbers employed across all of the Public Service, including the Civil Service. Since their peak of over 39,300 in 2008, Civil Service numbers have fallen by some 3,000 net which is about 8%.

As previously stated, data on the number of positions filled by redeployment in individual organisations is not collated by my Department. However, progress made in implementing the provisions of the Croke Park Agreement, including examples of progress on redeploying public servants within and across sectors of the public service (including over 1,700 in to the Civil Service), is set out in the website of the Implementation Body at http://implementationbody.gov.ie/progress-and-delivery/ .

The latest available data on moratorium exceptions will be forwarded to the Deputy as requested.

Non Industrial Civil Servants Grouped by HRMS Salary Plan - FTE

Moratorium - 27th March 2009

End September 2012

SECRETARY GENERAL & SECOND SECRETARY GENERAL SALARY PLAN TOTAL

38.00

33.00

DEPUTY SECRETARY SALARY PLAN TOTAL

15.00

13.00

ASSISTANT SECRETARY SALARY PLAN TOTAL

244.00

215.00

PO SALARY PLAN TOTAL

1,453.90

1,170.06

AP SALARY PLAN TOTAL

3,874.65

3,410.33

HEO SALARY PLAN TOTAL

3,889.48

4,442.92

AO SALARY PLAN TOTAL

2,245.17

1,909.93

EO SALARY PLAN TOTAL

6,738.21

6,015.49

SO SALARY PLAN TOTAL

1,615.26

1,584.77

CO SALARY PLAN TOTAL

11,843.47

11,085.18

SVO SALARY PLAN TOTAL

1,212.12

1,025.21

MISCELLANEOUS GRADES TOTAL

101.97

166.90

Total

33,271.23

31,071.79

The above data does not include Prisons (main), National Gallery & Foreign Affairs local recruits serving abroad

The increase in HEOs is due to the transfer of staff from FÁS and the HSE into the Department of Social Protection.

Questions Nos. 166 and 167 answered with Question No. 162.