Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Ceisteanna (93)

Eamon Scanlon

Ceist:

93. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress made to date in terms of appointments from the competition held for temporary clerical officers in the Civil Service for summer 2019 in counties Sligo and Leitrim; if candidates are still being drawn from the panel established from the clerical officer recruitment campaign; the number of officers to be recruited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24390/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Public Appointments Service (PAS) is an independent, statutory body which provides professional recruitment and selection services to the civil service.  

The Temporary Clerical Officer (TCO) competition for 2019 is currently underway and candidates are assigned as and when vacancies are notified to PAS.  The number of positions available to any particular panel depends on the demand from departments/offices and that demand is subject to their pay and numbers allocation.

While every effort is made to make sure that panels are not large, placement on a panel is no guarantee of appointment to a position.  

I understand that 10 assignments from the Leitrim panel and 133 from the Sligo panel have been made from the 2018 TCO competition.