Dáil Éireann - Volume 356 - 27 February, 1985
Written Answers. - Job Sharing.
Mr. B. Ahern Mr. B. Ahern
466. Mr. B. Ahern asked the Minister for the Public Service (a) the number of applications for job-sharing received by each Government Department and Office to date; (b) the grades involved in each Department and Office; (c) the number of males and females involved;  (d) the number of married males and married females involved; (e) the number of applications granted by the Department or Office by grade, sex and marital status; (f) the number of applications refused by the Department or Office by grade, sex and marital status and the reasons for each refusal; and (g) the number of applications on hand since 31 December 1984 on which no decision has been reached by the Department or Office by grade, sex and marital status; and the reason no decision has yet been reached in each case.
Minister for the Public Service (Mr. Boland) John Boland
Minister for the Public Service (Mr. Boland): The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular statement. The statement shows the position on 31 January 1985 the latest date for which statistics are available. As it is not the practice to classify staff by reference to marital status the information relating to such status sought at (d) to (g) of the Parliamentary Question is not available.
A = Officer not yet available for job-sharing
B = No other applicant in grade
C = Dublin area — suitable job-sharing partner being sought
D = Outside Dublin — arrangements for transfer of suitable job-sharing partner under consideration
E = Other reason see footnotes.
(1) Officer employed on a contract basis; application will be reviewed at the end of the contract period.
(2) D/Finance contend that AO posts in the Department are not suitable for job-sharing; ongoing correspondence with Department.
(3) Suitability of posts in the Probation and Welfare Officer grade for job-sharing is being considered.
(4) Applicant serves in Waterford and wishes to job-share in that “Collection”. It has been possible to provide a job-sharing partner for her as yet.
(5) Applicants serve in various tax districts and the applications of Dublin Inspectors are under consideration at present. No suitable job-sharing partners are available in the officers districts.
(6) These applicants serve in provincial tax districts and wish to job-share in those districts [1 each in Cork, Sligo and Wexford. It has not bee possible to provide job-sharing partners for them as yet.
(7) Attendance record to be reviewed before further consideration is given to job-sharing applications.
(8) Suitability of posts in the Social Welfare Officer grade for job-sharing is under consideration with the staff interests.
 Question No. 467 withdrawn.
Dáil Éireann 356 Written Answers. Job Sharing.