Government calls for freeze in incremental pay for public sector - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 23, 2013
Why is the new HSE director-general not subject to the same set of rules as all other health service personnel?The Irish Times has learned the Department of Health is to seek a review of the pay for the head of the Health Service Executive, Tony O’Brien.
The department said a review of the salary of the new HSE director general would be made after health governance legislation was passed. It said this review would be subject to any agreements made at the current pay talks.
Highly placed sources said it was expected the Department of Health would seek an increase in salary as part of this review. Any salary increase would require the approval of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
Any long-serving administrator can do the job of HSE director general.
Why is the Department so afraid of the possibility of losing O'Brien to the private sector?
What is it that he has that the average long-serving administrator does not?