Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (98)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

98. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 284 of 28 March 2017, if the rules relating to persons transferring form the wider public service to the Civil Service, particularly in relation to salaries, have been amended in order that these persons are treated in a similar way to civil servants making internal transfers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3559/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

There has been no amendment to the rules relating to persons transferring from the wider public service to the civil service as described in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 284 of 28 March 2017.

It remains the case that an appointee who had been serving elsewhere in the public service in an analogous grade and pay-scale may be appointed at the appointee's current point of scale. This allows such appointees to be assimilated on their current pay point on the same basis as a civil servant.  

As previously stated, the arrangements outlined above apply only to appointments in an analogous grade and pay-scale and not to appointments to a higher grade which would be considered as a promotion.