Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (93)

Timmy Dooley

Ceist:

93. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if training has been delivered in his Department on the use of social media; the frequency and cost of this training; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18206/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

Year

Cost of training

2015

€1,790

2017

€1,890

All staff in my Department are furnished with electronic and hard-copies of its Internet Content Access Policy and the ICT Acceptable Usage Policy. The use of social networking for the purpose of  career or professional development is allowed. My Department works to ensure that all staff, or those working on its behalf, have access to the on-line resources needed to support them in their role. The Department's policies sit within an overarching framework of the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour, the Civil Service Disciplinary Code, Ethics in Public Office, the Official Secrets Act and other such relevant codes of conduct and behaviour.