Dáil Éireann - Volume 533 - 27 March, 2001
Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.
Mr. Kirk Mr. Kirk
159. Mr. Kirk asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development if he will outline overtime payment arrangements for his staff during the current foot and mouth crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8957/01]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): Standard Civil Service overtime arrangements are applied to staff in clerical and administrative grades who have conditioned hours.
The rates are applied as follows: first three hours per week @ time+¼; next five hours per week @ time+½; hours in excess of eight per week @ double time; Saturday mornings @ time+½, if no overtime is worked in the preceding week; and Saturday p.m. @ double time. However, if overtime is worked in the preceding week double time is paid for all day Saturday; Sundays @ double time.
Officers in technical and veterinary grades do not receive overtime but qualify for unsocial hours payments which are set out in the following tables.
Unsocial Hours Rates for Veterinary Grades.
Hours outside normal working hours on Monday to Friday
Unsocial Hours Rates for Technical Grades
Weekend Gratuities payable to All Technical Grades
 Unsocial Hours Rates payable to Technical Agricultural Officers (TAOs) for work done Monday to Friday outside normal hours
An on call allowance of £31.03 per day is payable to TAOs
Unsocial Hours Rates payable to District Superintendents/Supervisory Agricultural Officers (DSs/SAOs) for hours worked outside normal hours Monday to Friday
An on call allowance of £37.18 per day is payable to DSs and SAOs grades
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