Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (205)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

205. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications the number of requests on hand from his Department and from State agencies under the aegis of his Department for approval to increase staff levels; the number of public and civil servants in total involved in these requests; the method by which decisions are made on the requests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26474/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

There are currently requests on hand from three agencies under the aegis of my Department for 208 additional public service staff.  These requests are being evaluated by my Department in consultation with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The staffing levels in my Department are kept under ongoing review in the context of workforce planning.

Sanction to increase pay budgets must be granted by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.