Thursday, 2 May 2013

Ceisteanna (103)

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

103. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide in tabular form information on lump sum payments (details supplied) paid to retiring public sector workers between March 2011 and March 2013. [21010/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Responsibility for the actual administration of public service schemes is spread over a number of Departments and agencies. For example, the HSE deals with health sector pensions, the Department of Defence manages pensions for members of the Defence Forces, and the Department of Education and Science handles those of primary and secondary school teachers.

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform administers the Civil Service pension scheme, with payment of benefits charged to Vote 12 Superannuation and Retired Allowances.

The Civil Service operates a system of Delegation and Non-Delegation. The delegated Departments and offices calculate the pension due to the retiring employee and pay lump sums to their staff.

In the case of non-delegated Departments/Offices, pensions and lump sums are calculated by my Department. These non-delegated Departments/Offices are:

Office of the Attorney General

Central Statistics Office

Chief State Solicitor’s Office

Commission for Public Service Appointments

Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

Court’s Service

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Department of Finance

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Health

Department of Justice & Equality (for established civil servants)

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Department of the Taoiseach

Legal Aid Board

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

National Council for Special Education

Houses of the Oireachtas

Office of the Ombudsman

President’s Establishment

Property Registry Authority

Public Appointment’s Service

Residential Institutions Redress Board

State Examination Commission

State Laboratory

Valuation Office

Based on information provided by the Office of the Paymaster General, the data provided below provides the number of lump sum payments in the requested bands paid from the Vote for Superannuation and Retired Allowances to Civil Servants who retired from non-delegated Departments/Offices for the period 3rd March 2011 – 28th March 2013. It is also important to note that these are Gross Lump Sum Payments and may be subject to certain deductions.

Lump Sum

Number of Payments

10,000 - 20,000

98

20,001 - 30,000

61

30,001 - 40,000

44

40,001 - 50,000

49

50,001 - 60,000

58

60,001 - 70,000

43

70,001 - 80,000

57

80,001 - 90,000

68

90,001 - 100,000

106

100,001 - 150,000

161

150,001 - 200,000

44

200,001 - 250,000

16

250,001+

9

Total

814

The Office of Public Works is a delegated Office which comes under my aegis and the information requested is set out in the table below.

Established Staff

State Industrial Employees

Total

-

1 March, 2011 to 31st March, 2013

1 March, 2011 to 31st March, 2013

-

Under 10,000

2

11

13

10,000 - 20,000

3

10

13

20,001 – 30,000

3

7

10

30,001 – 40,000

6

11

17

40,001 – 50,000

3

21

24

50,001 – 60,000

2

15

17

60,001 – 70,000

4

6

10

70,001 – 80,000

8

5

13

80,001 – 90,000

12

1

13

90001 – 100,000

4

0

4

100,001 - 150,000

16

1

17

150,001 - 200,000

8

0

8

200,001 – 250,000

1

0

1

Over 250,000

0

0

0

-

72

88

160

Information regards the payment of lump sums by (i) Delegated Departments/|Offices within the Civil Service and (ii) the wider public service should be sought from the relevant Departments.

Question No. 104 withdrawn.