Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ceisteanna (97)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

97. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on recent failures related to the payroll system in the Defence Forces leaving members with late payment of wages and late distribution of payslips. [27028/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

Since 2017, payrolls for the Defence Forces are processed by the Department's payroll provider, the National Shared Services Office (NSSO). Payments to Defence Forces personnel are made by the NSSO using electronic funds transfer. Also, as part of the move to the NSSO, online payslips were introduced to replace the paper payslips then in use.

My Department has not been made aware of any recent late payments of wages to members of the Defence Forces or late provision of online payslips but if the Deputy can forward any details I will have the matter examined further.