Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (337)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

337. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a schedule of advisers and special advisers appointed and or recruited by him since his appointment will be provided; the roles and responsibilities attributed to each; and the salary for each appointee in tabular form. [27059/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I wish to inform the Deputy that Ministerial appointments in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform are made in line with the approved Guidelines on Ministerial Appointments for the 33rd Dáil. This document includes “Guidelines on staffing of Ministerial offices” issued by my Department in July 2020.

The details requested by the Deputy on Special Advisers in my Department are shown in the table below.

Special Adviser  

Salary Scale

 Start Date

Grant Sweetnam

Principal Officer Standard Scale PCC

€87,325 - €90,920 - €94,487 - €98,082 - €101,114

      

 07 July 2020

Kevin Barrett 

Principal Officer Standard Scale PCC

€87,325 - €90,920 - €94,487 - €98,082 - €101,114

 21 September 2020

Special Advisers are appointed under Section 11 of the Public Service Management Act 1997. A Special Adviser to a Minister or to a Minister of State, as in the case may be, shall

(a) assist the Minister or Minister of State, as the case may be, by –

(i) providing advice,

(ii) monitoring, facilitating and securing the achievement of the Government objectives that relate to the Department, as requested by the Minister or the Minister of State, as the case may be, and

(iii) performing such other functions as may be directed by the Minister or the Minister of State, as the case may be that are not otherwise provided for in this Act and do not involve the exercise of any specific powers conferred on the Minister or the Minister of State as the case may be or any other office holder by or under any other Act.