Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (306)

Robert Troy


306. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of civil servants in her Department by grade who are specifically allocated to work in the economic migration policy unit (details supplied). [47739/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

There are three staff in the Economic Migration Policy Unit of my Department responsible for economic migration policy, which is the framework within which the State’s employment permit system operates.

Their key responsibilities include coordinating the implementation of the recommendations of the published review of economic migration policy, and the twice-yearly review of the occupation lists for employment permit purposes.

Employment Permit Section is responsible for the operational management of the employment permit system.

The overall staff complement of the Economic Migration Policy Unit and the Employment Permits Section is 42.40 (FTE), broken down by grade as follows:


Number (FTEs)

Principal Officer


Assistant Principal Officer


Higher Executive Officer


Executive Officer


Clerical Officer


Temporary Clerical Officer (TCO)*


* There are currently 3 TCOs assigned to Employment Permits Section, pending the appointment of 3 full-time Clerical Officers, which my Department is in the process of recruiting through the Public Appointments Service.