Dáil Éireann - Volume 415 - 18 February, 1992

Written Answers. - Job-Sharing.

380. Mr. Garland asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food 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.

381. Mr. Garland asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if he will outline the total number of job-sharers in his Department currently job-sharing without a partner.

382. Mr. Garland asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food 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.

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

[2161] Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): I propose to take Questions Nos. 380 to 383, inclusive, together.

The following is the information requested by the Deputy regarding job-sharing in my Department:

No staff were required to revert to a lower grade to avail of job-sharing. The total number of job-sharers currently job-sharing without a partner is 12.

The total numbers taking part in the following job-sharing regimes are:

(a) Week on/week off

150

(b) Day on/day off

Nil

(c) Alternative morning/afternoon

8

(d) Other arrangements

48

A breakdown by gender of numbers job-sharing in each grade is set out below:

Grade

Total

Male

Female

Higher Executive Officer

3

1

2

Executive Officer

16

1

15

Staff Officer

4

1

3

Clerical Officer

34

34

Clerical Officer (Programmer)

2

1

1

Clerical Assistant

102

102

Clerical Assistant (Typist)

27

27

Clerical Assistant (Data Entry)

4

4

Assistant Agricultural Inspector

2

2

Agricultural Officer

1

1

Laboratory Technician

2

2

Seed Analyst

3

3

Serological Assistant

6

1

5