Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (164)

Jim O'Callaghan

Ceist:

164. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of staff in her Department by gender and pay grade in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47940/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

Staffing resources are an ongoing priority to ensure my Department’s continued ability to facilitate the wide mission and volume of work in a range of challenging policy areas. This will continue with ongoing day-to-day review of the appropriate staffing mix across my Department in response to known and probable priority areas.

My Department liaises directly with the Public Appointments Service (PAS) and Top-Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) in relation to the filling of posts.

The Secretary General of my Department is one of four Secretaries General leading the delivery of Action 8.5 of the Civil Service Renewal Plan – “To improve gender balance at each level by reviewing supports and policies to ensure these measures are impactful and measurable”.

My Department operates an equal opportunity policy to ensure women and men are assigned equal share of high visibility positions across the Department and its Offices.  The Department operates a best fit for the job policy.

Grade

Male

Female

Secretary General

0

1

Deputy Secretary General

2

0

Assistant Secretary

4

3

Assistant Secretary (equivalents)

3

2

Principal (and equivalents)

34

29

Assistant Principal (and equivalents)

75

63

Higher Executive Officer

60

79

Examiner of Patents (pay relativity to AO)

2

2

Administrative Officer

14

20

Executive Officer

72

148

Clerical Officer

94

172

Services Officer

22

4

Services Attendant

2

3

Cleaner

13