Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (64)

Jim O'Callaghan

Ceist:

64. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of staff in his Department by gender and pay grade in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47948/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The total number of permanent full-time equivalent staff in civil service grades in my Department as of 30 September 2019; the grades of these officers and the proportion of female and male staff in each grade is set out in the following table.

The Department also employs locally engaged staff in Missions abroad, and temporary staff on a seasonal basis.

My Department is committed to the principles of equality, impartiality and fairness, to valuing the contributions of all staff and to championing gender equality and diversity, including by ensuring that women are represented fully in teams at home and abroad. Diplomatic and consular missions abroad and senior management structures at home need to reflect Irish society and better gender balance will help us achieve one element of that ambition. Advancing gender equality is a key objective in the Department's Human Resources Strategy 2019-2022.

My Department has an active Gender Equality, Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee of the Management Board as well as two working groups focusing on gender equality and diversity issues. The work underway, through a Gender Equality Action Plan, complements wider efforts towards gender equality being advanced through the Civil Service renewal process.

Final Staff Nos by Gender as at 30 September 2019       

Male total

Female Total

 Total

Grade

 

 

 

Secretary General

1

0

1

Second Secretary General

1

1

2

Deputy Secretary

1

0

1

Assistant Secretary

15

7

22

Counsellor

37

34

71

Counsellor Higher

18

2

20

Principal Standard

10

5

15

Principal Higher

7

2

9

Principal Development Specialist

2

1.9

3.9

Senior Development Specialist

6

5

11

Assistant Legal Adviser

3

4

7

First Secretary

60.5

73.7

134.2

First Secretary Higher

24

4

28

Assistant Principal Standard

19

26.8

45.8

Assistant Principal Higher

11

6.8

17.8

Assistant Principal Standard Add ons

11

3

14

Assistant Principal Higher Add ons

3

4

7

Professional Accountant

4

2.8

6.8

Development Specialist

13

20

33

Architect

1

1

2

Third Secretary Higher

13

10

23

Third Secretary Standard

62

72

134

Administrative Officer

4

2.8

6.8

Archivist Grade III

0

2

2

Higher Executive Officer Higher

11.8

9.05

20.85

Higher Executive Officer Standard

38

51.5

89.5

Systems Analyst HEO

2

2

4

Executive Officer Higher

13.75

31.23

44.98

Executive Officer Standard

70.6

99.69

170.29

Executive Officer Trainee Systems Analyst

0

1

1

Clerical Officer Higher

24.8

92.67

117.47

Clerical Officer Standard

156.25

290.91

447.16

Cleaner

0

11

11

Services Officer

28

0

28

Services Attendant

1

 0

1

Nightwatchperson

3

0

3

Civilian Driver

4

0

4

Political Appointee

3

4

7

Total

682.7

883.85

1566.55