Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004
Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.
Mr. Gilmore Mr. Gilmore
180. Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Finance the number of Dublin based civil servants, broken down by grade and Department, willing to move with their present section to the proposed decentralised location, according to the surveys on decentralisation which have already been carried out in each Department; the number of Dublin based civil servants broken down by grade and Department, willing to move to another decentralised location within their own Department; and the number of Dublin based civil servants, broken down by grade and Department, willing to move to a decentralised location in another Department. [17285/04]
Mr. McCreevy Mr. McCreevy
Mr. McCreevy: No definitive survey of staff willing to transfer within their employing organisation has been completed  to date. A number of informal surveys have been carried out at various locations.
The central applications facility was launched on 12 May 2004. This new facility, operated by the Civil Service Commission, allows civil and public servants to apply for or express an interest in transferring to one or more provincial locations. Applications which are received in the first period of applications will be given priority over those received later. The results of the CAF will provide an objective indication of the interest at each grade level in each location. The information obtained from the CAF will provide some of the input into the next report of the decentralisation implementation group.
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