13. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will report on the Civil Service People Strategy 2017-2020 and on the way in which this is being delivered to create a high-performing Civil Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53255/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Civil Service Reform)

Deputy Thomas P. Broughan: Obviously, we have all been reading Our Public Service 2020-----
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161. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the current status of proposals to amalgamate the SO grade of the Civil Service with the EO grade; if such an upgrade takes place, that staff officers who have been working in that position for a number of years will receive the appropriate pay rise commensurate with the upgrade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2218/17 asked on 18 Jan 2017 - Civil Service Reform)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Deputy Paschal Donohoe: The matter of the amalgamation of the Civil Service Staff Officer grade with the Executive Officer grade is currently under deliberation between the management and union side parties concerned.  As this deliberative process has yet to be concluded it is considered that it would not be appropriate in the circumstances to comment on any issues that may arise between the parties concerned.
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398. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his proposals for the position of staff officer in the Civil Service, particularly in the context of the proposals contained in the Haddington Road agreement; the consultations he has had; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 37185/16 asked on 29 Nov 2016 - Civil Service Reform)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): Discussions on the merging of the Staff Officer grade with that of Executive Officer are the subject of current discussions with the relevant civil service union interests. The outcome to this process has yet to be concluded between the management and union sides.
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5. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his decisions with respect to the recommendations for Civil Service reform by the independent panel on strengthening Civil Service accountability and performance and by the Civil Service renewal task force. (Question 42276/14 asked on 06 Nov 2014 - Civil Service Reform)

Deputy Mary Lou McDonald: My question relates to the publication, One Vision Civil Service: The Civil Service Renewal Plan, which is an interesting document. The process by which it has been produced has also been interesting. I am concerned that it does not pass us all by in the busyness of everything else. First, I wanted the Minister, Deputy Howlin, to set out his initial plans for the implementation of what is contained here and then I have a couple of specifics to tease out with him. As...