I propose to take Questions Nos. 166 and 170 together.
In the context of Revenue’s vote for 2019, Revenue is at its full complement of staff. Revenue currently has 6,424 FTE serving permanent staff, with an average weekly serving FTE of 6,366 in 2019 to date.
To date in 2019, Revenue has appointed over 600 staff from open and interdepartmental competitions across a range grades and areas including Audit, Tax, Accounting, Transfer Pricing, Economics, Law, Data Analytics, Information Technology, and Trade Facilitation. Revenue fills critical posts based on business requirements across all grades and functional areas and is currently recruiting at all levels. Revenue undertakes workforce planning and recruitment as an iterative process and recruitment plans are currently in place to fill all critical posts taking into account projected retirements and business requirements to the end of 2019.
For each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively, Revenue’s Vote provided for a staffing complement of 5,924; 6,014; and 6,114 FTE and the average weekly serving FTE was 5,911; 6,008; and 6,085 respectively.
The FTE serving staff, by division, by month, in the period from January 2016 to the end of June 2019 is available at the following link:.