Dáil Éireann - Volume 503 - 20 April, 1999
Written Answers. - Pension Provisions.
Mr. Hogan Mr. Hogan
289. Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Finance the reason for the delay in implementing the decision in respect of pension terms for a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary arising from a settlement reached between the detailed State officer and the Department of Justice in conjunction with his Department in 1988; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9722/99]
Mr. McCreevy Mr. McCreevy
Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): The officer in question retired from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform as an estates officer having being transferred from the Department of Agriculture and Food. At the time of his retirement it was intended that the grade of estates officer would be abolished and that an officer retiring from that grade would be linked to the executive officer grade in the civil service for pension increase purposes. The grade of estates officer was not abolished at the time and will continue in existence until the difficulties vis-à-vis serving officers in that grade in the Department of Agriculture and Food are resolved.
In these circumstances, the retired officer in question has received all general round pay increases but, as there is no restructuring agreement for serving officers in his grade under the local bargaining clause of the Programme for Competitiveness and Work (PCW), he cannot benefit from PCW restructuring.
Dáil Éireann 503 Written Answers. Pension Provisions.