Written Answers - Civil Service Staff.

Tuesday, 11 March 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 563 No. 1

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  573.  Mr. Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   the number of civil servants who are on transfer lists to other sections of her Department outside Dublin; the locations and numbers involved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7385/03]

Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  There are formal transfer arrangements in place, agreed between the Department of Finance and the staff unions, in respect of civil servants in both the clerical officer and staff officer grades who wish to move from Dublin to provincial locations. The transfer arrangements provide that clerical vacancies in the larger provincial offices are filled by direct recruitment and by transfer on a 50:50 basis annualised. For all other provincial locations, vacancies are filled from the transfer list. Details of the numbers of clerical officers currently on my Department's central transfer list for all locations outside of Dublin are furnished below.

The agreed arrangements also provide that, at staff officer level, one in five vacancies which arise in certain provincial locations may be filled by transfer. Details of the number of staff officers currently on the transfer list, for those locations for which formal central transfer lists apply are outlined below. There are no formal transfer arrangements in place for other general service grades.

Location Number of Clerical Officers on the central transfer list
Achill 70
Arklow 34
Athlone 183
Ballina 152
Ballinasloe 132
Bantry 54
Belmullet 74
Buncrana 57
Cahirciveen 20
Carlow 93
Carrick-on-Shannon 130
Castlebar 181
Cavan 65
Clifden 99
Clonmel 66
Cobh 46
Cork 45
Donegal Town 78
Drogheda 7
Dundalk 52
Dunfanaghy 55
Dungloe 65
Ennis 135
Enniscorthy 53
Galway 182
Kenmare 22

[363] Location Number of Clerical Officers on the central transfer list
Kilkenny 140
Killarney 41
Letterkenny 113
Limerick 49
Listowel 43
Longford 162
Mallow 73
Manorhamilton 51
Monaghan 39
Mullingar 113
Navan 94
Nenagh 115
Newbridge 100
Newcastlewest 77
Portlaoise 174
Sligo 198

[364] Location Number of Clerical Officers on the central transfer list
Thurles 114
Tralee 74
Tullamore 183
Waterford 37
Westport 80
Wexford 50
Cork 14
Dundalk 3
Letterkenny 5
Longford 12
Sligo 16
Waterford 6

There are 48 locations outside Dublin.

Question No. 574 answered with Question No. 564.


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