Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Tuesday, 27 March 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 533 No. 3

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  159.  Mr. Kirk  Information on Seamus Kirk  Zoom on Seamus Kirk   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   if he will outline overtime payment arrangements for his staff during the current foot and mouth crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8957/01]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Standard Civil Service overtime arrangements are applied to staff in clerical and administrative grades who have conditioned hours.

The rates are applied as follows: first three hours per week @ time+¼; next five hours per week @ time+½; hours in excess of eight per week @ double time; Saturday mornings @ time+½, if no overtime is worked in the preceding week; and Saturday p.m. @ double time. However, if overtime is worked in the preceding week double time is paid for all day Saturday; Sundays @ double time.

Officers in technical and veterinary grades do not receive overtime but qualify for unsocial hours payments which are set out in the following tables.

£
Weekends up to four hours 61.59
Over four hours 123.19

Hours outside normal working hours on Monday to Friday

£
0-2 hours 30.81
2-4 hours 61.59
4-6 hours 92.40

Unsocial Hours Rates for Technical Grades

£
Half Day (under four hours) 40.90
Full Day (over four hours) 81.95

Number of Hours Amount Payable£
0-2 20.66
2-4 41.32
4-6 61.96
6-8 82.82
8-10 103.28
10-12 123.92

An on call allowance of £31.03 per day is payable to TAOs

Number of Hours Amount Payable£
0-2 24.80
2-4 49.60
4-6 74.39
6-8 99.19
8-10 123.99
10-12 148.77

An on call allowance of £37.18 per day is payable to DSs and SAOs grades


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