Dáil Éireann - Volume 681 - 28 April, 2009
Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.
Deputy Leo Varadkar Deputy Leo Varadkar
Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Finance the number of public servants in receipt of long service increments; the cost to the taxpayer of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16287/09]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan: Long service increments, payable after 3 and 6 years’ service on the maximum of the scale, were introduced as part of restructuring deals agreed for various grades under the Programme for Competitiveness and Work (PCW). Payment of such increments is dependent on the individual recipients attaining the appropriate rating under the Performance Management and Development System (PMDS).
 The following table lists the information requested by the Deputy in respect of my Department and Offices under the aegis of my Department.
It should be noted that in most cases, the amounts concerned represent the maximum cost in a full year. In the time available, it would not be possible to calculate the exact cost, having regard to the timing of the payments during the year, or if periods of unpaid leave were taken, which would impact on the timing of the increments.
Dáil Éireann 681 Written Answers. Departmental Staff.