Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (181)

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

181. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if information (details supplied) on the professional added years schemes will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7784/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Professional added year's schemes, in both the Civil Service and State-Sponsored Bodies, apply to pensionable employees appointed to a professional, technical or specialist post where the essential requirements specified in the competition (e.g. qualifications/experience/minimum entry age) result in all candidates from the competition being over the age of 25 on appointment.

1. Professional added years schemes which operate in the Civil Service

Relevant dates

Relevant scheme for assessment of award

Circular

Retired before 1 January 1993

- Old Scheme

Circular 11 of 1985: Ad hoc arbitration finding on a claim for the award of added years to certain civil service grades

Serving at any time between 1 January 1993 and 31 March 1997

Staff have a choice between: - Revised Old Scheme - New Scheme

Circular 12 of 1997: Revised schemes for the award of professional, technical and specialist added years to certain civil servants

Appointed on or after 1 April 1997

- New Scheme

Circular 12 of 1997: Revised schemes for the award of professional, technical and specialist added years to certain civil servants

Appointed as a new entrant by competition advertised on or after 1 April 2005

- New Entrant Scheme

Circular 8 of 2005: Public Service Pension Reform: New Scheme for the award of professional, technical and specialist added years to certain entrant staff of the Civil and Public Service

Appointed as a Single Scheme member on or after 1 January 2013

- N/A*

- N/A

* Please note members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme are not entitled to professional added years.

1. Professional added years schemes which operate in State- Sponsored Bodies

Relevant dates

Relevant scheme for assessment of award

Circular / Letter to Depts.

Serving on 1 July 1987

- Original scheme

Letter to Departments 9 May 1988: Scheme for the grant of “professional added years” for superannuation purposes to staff of State-Sponsored bodies

Serving at any time between 1 April 1997 and 31 December 2004.

Staff have a choice between:- Original scheme- Revised scheme

Letter to Departments 19 November 2004: Revised scheme for the award of professional, technical and specialist added years to certain staff of State-Sponsored Bodies

Appointed as a new entrant by competition advertised on or after 1 April 2005

- New Entrant Scheme

Circular 8 of 2005: Public Service Pension Reform: New Scheme for the award of professional, technical and specialist added years to certain entrant staff of the Civil and Public Service

Appointed as a Single Scheme member on or after 1 January 2013

- N/A*

N/A

*Please note members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme are not entitled to professional added years.