Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (307)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

307. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a direct transfer with another willing employee can be facilitated under the redeployment scheme. [21156/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Public Service Agreements (PSAs) covering the period 2010-16 (the Croke Park and Haddington Road Agreements) provide for agreed redeployment arrangements to apply in the Civil Service and in other parts of the Public Service.  The Agreements facilitate the transfer of staffing resources from organisations where activities have assumed lesser priority arising from changing business needs, or as a result of the rationalisation, reconfiguration or restructuring of public service bodies, to organisations that are facing increasing demands for its services and consequential resource pressures. In that context, exchanges between staff in the organisations involved do not arise. 

Transfers between grades in the civil service can be arranged on an informal, head-to-head, basis.  Such transfers are arranged between the officers seeking to move and the relevant Personnel Units and require the agreement of both Personnel Officers.

Staff exchange arrangements for the other Public Service sectors are a matter for the relevant parent Department in each case.