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    Default Department of Health to seek increase in salary for new HSE boss.

    Government calls for freeze in incremental pay for public sector - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 23, 2013

    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.
    Why is the new HSE director-general not subject to the same set of rules as all other health service personnel?

    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?

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    Disgraceful suggestion.

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    Will Dr Reilly be asked why he is seeking a pay-increase for O'Brien?

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    No job interview then a possible pay rise. Must be special talent?

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    The time to review O'Brien's "pay worth" is at the end of 2013 - and one of the key performance indicators should be if he actually manages to stick within this years budget! If there's another HSE budget overrun - then he should be in line for a hefty pay reduction!

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    Must be some form of perverse incentive system.
    All the immediate underlings will expect the same "adjustment" to stay "engaged " in the process.
    How will Bottler and the dept big wigs sort that little quandary?
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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    Do the civil servants running the Dept of Health not understand, while nurses are being asked to take a cut in Sunday premium payments while at the same time a pay rise being sought for a new administrator, how supercilious this looks?

    Are these people living under a rock or what?
    Stand there in silence, look up to the sky and remember how brave they were.

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    Over €1.7m was paid in expenses in the DoHC in 22 months since March 2011 up until Dec 2012. Of this €1,109,674 was spent on training and development and incidential expenses with €661,575 being spent on travel and subsistence in the dept.

    "From March to December 2011 the Department incurred expenses of €270,995 on “travel and subsistence”. Of this, €102,401 was spent on home travel, €87,447 on EU Travel and €81,147 on non-EU Travel.

    In the 12 months between January and December 2012 the Department spent €390,579 on travel and subsistence which included: €130,355 on home travel, €177,651 on EU and €82,572 on non-EU travel."

    O'Brien was paid €1,299 in expenses from his appointment in August up until December while Magee didn't make any expenses claim during 2012.

    Department expenses over

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    Quote Originally Posted by damus View Post
    The time to review O'Brien's "pay worth" is at the end of 2013 - and one of the key performance indicators should be if he actually manages to stick within this years budget! If there's another HSE budget overrun - then he should be in line for a hefty pay reduction!
    Why is the HSE boss's contract not the same as the contracts of other HSE personnel, i.e. the fact that the HSE boss's contract is fixet-term, the fact that other HSE personnel's contracts are, unlike O'Brien's, not performance-related?

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