Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (232)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

232. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the short-term timeline for all actions to be implemented in the implementation plan for the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30831/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

A High Level Plan to implement the Report of the Public Service Pay Commission on recruitment and retention issues in the Permanent Defence Forces has been published by Government. The Plan extracts the recommendations made in the third Report of the Public Service Pay Commission and translates them into discrete actions. Furthermore the Plan  categorises the actions, proposes a timeframe for their commencement and identifies the lead actors to implement the action.  The timeframe for commencement of actions in Phase One is split into four distinct timelines as follow:

1 Immediate (ie action to commence and be completed within 1 month of approval of the Plan)

2 Short term (ie action to be commence (and in some cases be completed) within 3 months of approval of the Plan) 

3 Medium term (ie action to commence (and in some cases be completed) within 3 months of approval of the Plan) 

4 Long term (ie action to commence within 6-12 months of the Plan).