Dáil Éireann - Volume 415 - 18 February, 1992

Written Answers. - Job Sharing.

165. Mr. Garland asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will outline the total number of job sharers in his Department who were required to revert to a lower grade to avail of job sharing.

166. Mr. Garland asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will outline the total number of job sharers in his Department currently job sharing without a partner.

167. Mr. Garland asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will outline the total number in his Department taking part in the following job sharing regimes: (a) week on/week off; (b) day on/day off; (c) alternative morning/afternoon and (d) other arrangements.

168. Mr Garland asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will give a breakdown by gender of the number of people in his Department in each grade who are currently job sharing.

Minister for Industry and Commerce (Mr. O'Malley): I propose to take Questions Nos. 165, 166, 167 and 168 together. The information the Deputy requires regarding job-sharing in my Department is as follows.

No job-sharers were required to revert to a lower grade in order to avail of job-sharing.

[2057] There are no job-sharers job-sharing without a partner.

The arrangements applying to job-sharers are as follows: week on/week off, five officers; day on/day off, Nil; alternative morning/afternoon, Nil; other, nine officers.

There are 11 female and three male job-sharers in my Department.