Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (224, 225)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

224. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of employees in his Department; the number professionally qualified with organisations (details supplied); the number with other relevant professional qualifications; and the number with no professional qualifications in tabular form. [1883/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

225. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of employees in his Department authorised to engage in procurement; the number professionally qualified with organisations (details supplied); the number with other relevant professional qualifications; and the number with no professional qualifications in tabular form. [1900/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 224 and 225 together.

There are currently 413 staff employed in my Department.

A number of staff are qualified members of various professional bodies. Details of the professional organisations where membership is supported by the Department, are set out in Table 1.

This data does not include the professional qualifications with organisations which may be maintained individually by officers.

Table 1

Staff Number

Professional Body

2

Engineers Ireland

1

The Geological Society

2

Law Society Ireland

2

Irish Association for Economic Geology

1

Institute of Geologists

1

Institute of Acoustics

1

European Federation of Geologists

1

Energy Institute

3

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

1

Institute of Certified Public Accountants

1

Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors

1

Chartered Institute of Water & Environmental Management

1

Irish Planning Institute

1

Dublin Solicitors Bar Association

While currently the Department does not retain a central Skills Register, the details of employees that have been supported by the Department since 2015 in applications for professional qualifications are listed in Table 2. This data does not include professional qualifications completed by officers prior to their commencement of employment in the Department or professional qualifications which may have been achieved privately by officers. The Civil Service Shared Service for Learning and Development, One Learning, are developing a Skills Register which will allow for such reporting in the future.

Table 2

Number

Professional Qualifications

1

ACCA – Governance Risk and Ethics – Corporate Reporting

1

Account Technician

1

Administrative Law

1

Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law

1

Advanced Taxation & Advanced Audit &Assurance

1

BA (Hons) Visual Communications

1

BA Hons Business Studies

1

BA Hons in HRM Strategy and Practice

2

BA Hons Public Management

1

BA in Law

1

BA in Public Administration

2

Bachelor in Business Studies

1

Bachelor of Arts – IT Management

1

Barrister at Law Degree

1

Behavioural Economics Module

1

Bookkeeping (Manual & Computerised)

1

BSc Hons Information Systems

1

BSC in Computing, IT and Mathematics

1

BSc Natural Sciences

1

Certificate in Management & Development

4

Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies

5

Certificate in Human Resources Management

1

Certificate in Finance

1

Certificate in Procurement

1

Certificate in Project Management

3

Certificate in Public Management

1

Certified Project Management Diploma

1

Comp TIA A+

1

Digital Marketing & Social Media

1

Digital Photography

2

Dioplóma Iarchéime san Aistriúchán

1

Diploma in Business Management

1

Diploma in Business Studies

1

Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies

1

Diploma in Corporate Governance

1

Diploma in Event Management & PR

1

Diploma in Executive & Life Coaching

2

Diploma in Legal Studies

1

Diploma in Organisation Development & Transformation

2

Diploma In Public Management

1

Evaluating Contemporary Science

3

Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation

1

Higher Diploma in Business Management

1

ICM Cert Desktop Publishing

2

Introduction to the Irish Legal System

4

Diploma in Human Resource Management

1

Diploma in Legal Practice & Procedure

1

LL.B (Hons) in Law

2

MA Financial Management

1

MA in Leadership and Strategy

2

MA in Public Management

1

MA in Social Media Communications

1

Master of Arts - Human Resource Management

2

Master of Economic Science in Policy Analysis

2

MBA

1

MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation

2

MSc in Human Resource Strategies

1

MSc in Policy Analysis

1

PhD in Adult and Community Education

1

PhD in Coastal Vulnerability

1

Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing

3

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management

1

Professional Diploma in Accounting

2

Professional Certificate in Governance

3

Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation

1

Professional Diploma in Project Management

1

Certificate - Programme for Senior Leaders

While there is no CPD requirement for procurement in my Department, two officers are currently completing a professional qualification in procurement.

The Procurement Officer in the Department operates in a support and advisory capacity to line Divisions who are individually responsible for the preparation, tendering and awarding of contracts for goods and services within their respective areas. These procurement activities form part of the day-to-day duties of certain officials.