Department staff awaiting redeployment

Posted July 11th, 2012

Recently, I asked each Government Department about the number of staff on their respective redeployment pools, including agencies responsible to them, and how long such staff have been awaiting redeployment. I was curious to see how redeployment pools, a measure agreed as part of the Public Sector Agreement 2010 – 2014, were functioning. Below are the replies I received.

Finance: The Department has no redeployment pool.

Transport, Tourism and Sport: 2 staff on redeployment panel, 1 is on secondment to another organisation and the other is returning from career break.

– Additional Reply : The Dublin Port Company is not subject to Public Sector Agreement and therefore has no redeployment panel.

– Additional Reply: The Railway Procurement Agency is not subject to Public Sector Agreement and therefore has no redeployment panel.

– Additional Reply: The Dun Laoighaire Harbour Company is not subject to Public Sector Agreement and therefore has no redeployment panel.

– Additional Reply: The National Roads Authority has 3 staff awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply:  The National Transport Authority has no staff awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply: CIE has no staff awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply: The Road Safety Authority has 29 staff awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply: Bus Eireann is not subject to Public Sector Agreement and therefore has no staff awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply: The Railway Safety Commission has no staff awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply: Dublin Bus has no staff awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply:  The Irish Aviation Authority is not subject to Public Sector Agreement and therefore has no staff awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply: The Irish Sports Council has no staff awaiting redeployment.

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: 2 staff on redeployment panel and the maximum waiting time is 2 months.

– Additioanl Reply: The IDA has no employees in their redeployment pool or awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply: The Science Foundation has no staff in redeployment pool.

– Additional Reply: Labour Relations Commission has no redeployments pending.

– Additional Reply: The Competition Authority has no persons awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply: The Health and Safety Authority has no persons awaiting redeployment.

– Additional Reply: Forfás has no staff awaiting redeployment.

Taoiseach: No staff awaiting redeployment.

Foreign Affairs: No staff awaiting redeployment.

Public Expenditure: No staff awaiting redeployment.

Social Protection: No staff awaiting redeployment.

Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs: No staff awaiting redeployment.

Environment, Community and Local Government: 9 persons awaiting redeployment. 6 persons have been redeployed to other departments. The maximum time awaiting redeployment has been 15 months. This delay is the result of waiting for a suitable opening to fit the staff members’ specialties.

Justice: 12 persons awaiting redeployment.

Defence: 3 civil servants awaiting redeployment since October 2011 and 2 civilian employees awaiting redeployment since March 2012.

Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: No staff awaiting redeployment.

Children: No staff awaiting redeployment.

Health: No staff awaiting redeployment. In the health sector, redeployment is to be voluntary under the terms of the Public Sector Agreement and given the size of the sector, redeployments are within the sector itself. 4,500 were redeployed between April 2011 and March 2012. This was an increase on the 750 redeployments between April 2012 and March 2011.

Education: 68 Primary School teachers are awaiting redeployment. It is anticipated they will be redeployed in advance of the beginning of the academic year 2013. 26 Departmental staff are presently on the redeployment panel and so far the maximum waiting time has been 10 months.