Dáil Éireann - Volume 682 - 12 May, 2009
Written Answers. - Health Service Staff.
Deputy Denis Naughten Deputy Denis Naughten
Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans to extend the special Civil Service incentive career break scheme to staff within the Health Service Executive; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18442/09]
Deputy Mary Harney Deputy Mary Harney
Deputy Mary Harney:I can confirm that it is intended to extend the special incentive career break scheme to staff within the public health sector, including the Health Service Executive. This will form part of a suite of schemes which will also include the incentivised scheme for early retirement (ISER) and the shorter working year scheme. These three initiatives were announced by the Minister for Finance in his Supplementary Budget Statement of 7 April 2009. The details of the schemes and the arrangements which will apply in the health sector are being finalised by my Department and it is intended that a circular on the matter will issue to the relevant organisations in the coming week.
Dáil Éireann 682 Written Answers. Health Service Staff.