Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (12)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

12. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Taoiseach the oversight of his Department of directives, circulars, advice or requirements issued since 2016; if surveys have been carried out of compliance with these communications to date; if so, the surveys carried out; the results of the surveys; the compliance rate; and the actions taken by his Department further to these results. [31562/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

My Department is subject to normal Civil and Public Service Governance practices and procedures across all areas of operations including Corporate Governance, Finance, Human Resources, and Procurement. Circulars and guidelines relating to corporate governance matters for Departments and Agencies are issued by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and published on https://circulars.gov.ie. These circulars generally provide guidance in the matters of pay, pensions, leave and other conditions of employment.

In this regard my Department takes the necessary steps and measures to implement the provisions of such circulars, as appropriate. It is standard practice that circulars are brought to the attention of staff and where relevant to the attention of the National Economic and Social Development Office which is the only body under my Department's aegis.