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Departmental Staff Rehiring

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 10 December 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Ceisteanna (74)

Finian McGrath

Ceist:

74. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the number of applications for re-instatement, following retirement on grounds of ill health, with prior notice granted since 2004; the legislation and rules or procedures under which they were granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44558/15]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

As the Deputy is aware there is no provision in the legislation to allow for the reinstatement to the Civil Service of a former civil servant other than by way of competition.

I wish to advise the Deputy, therefore, that no applications for re-instatement, following retirement on grounds of ill-health, with prior notice, have been granted by my Department since 2004.

Where an officer retires on grounds of ill-health the procedures are set out in Circular 22/07, titled, Ill-Health Retirement from the Civil Service. There is no provision under Circular 22/07 whereby a person who has retired with prior notification on ill health grounds may initiate an application for reinstatement.

Persons wishing to re-join the Civil Service must compete in the normal recruitment process i.e. through an open recruitment competition run by the Public Appointments Service or the Top Level Appointments Committee, or via such other competitions that may be run, under licence, by individual Civil Service Departments or Offices.

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