Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (251)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

251. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of civil servants that applied to transfer from Dublin zone 46 to another zone by grade in each Department and agency under the Civil Service mobility scheme launched on 13 November 2017; the number of civil servants that requested a transfer to Dublin zone 46 by grade in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31443/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

As advised in the replies to Questions No.53934/18 of 18/12/2018 and No.17264/19 of 16/04/2019, an applicant may express a preference for mobility for up to 3 out of 46 Zones with an option to apply for any, or all organisations in Zone 1 to Zone 45, and up to 5 organisations in Zone 46 (Dublin). Staff members can apply for mobility within their current zone as well as other zones. A number of mobility zones also have an option to include or exclude a choice of satellite towns. 

There are currently 937 staff members (486 COs and 451 EOs), based in Zone 46 (Dublin), with applications for Mobility to organisations located outside of Dublin (see breakdown in table below). This equates to 13% of the c.7,000 participating staff members in Dublin while 87% wish to remain in their current location.

There are 55 staff members (37 COs and 18 EOs), based in locations outside of Dublin, with applications for mobility to organisations located in Zone 46.  

Phase 1B of the scheme which facilitates the general Civil Service grades of CO and EO for mobility within the zone of Dublin opened for applications on 14th June 2019. There are currently 635 staff members (347 COs and 288 EOs), based in Zone 46 (Dublin) with applications for Mobility to organisations located within Dublin. This equates to 9% of the c.7,000 participating staff members in Dublin wishing to move to another organisation in their chosen location. Local HR will be able to transact offers of mobility within the zone of Dublin with effect from 2nd September 2019.

As previously outlined, the Mobility scheme launched following an era of moratorium and low levels of staff transfers in the Civil Service and these factors would contribute to the initial high surge of interest in the scheme.

After 9 months of the scheme being live, it is also important to note that to date, 50% of initial offers have been refused by employees at pre offer stage. 

Phase 2 of the scheme which will facilitate the general Civil Service grades of AO, HEO and AP for mobility will launch at a later date.

Further information on the Mobility scheme is available to view at http://hr.per.gov.ie/civil-service-mobility/

Department

CO

EO

Grand Total

National Council for Special   Education

7

2

9

Dept of An Taoiseach

12

11

23

Central Statistics Office

2

5

7

Department of Finance

6

4

10

State Exams Commission

11

16

27

Revenue Commissioners

135

142

277

Office of Public Works

30

34

64

States Laboratory

54

45

99

Garda Civilians

114

85

199

Legal Aid Board

23

24

47

Department of Justice and Equality

17

18

35

Courts Service

19

10

29

Property Registration Authority

 

1

1

Department of Housing, Planning and   Local Government

1

 

1

Department of Education and Skills

12

10

22

NSSO

1

 

1

Office of Government Procurement

 

1

1

Communications, Climate Action and   Environment

 

1

1

Dept of Defence

6

7

13

Department of Social Protection

21

6

27

Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade

1

5

6

Department of Agriculture, Food &   Marine

9

23

32

Department of Arts, Heritage,   Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

2

 

2

Dept of Jobs, Enterprise and   Innovation

2

1

3

Department of Transport, Tourism and   Sport

1

 

1

 

486

451

937