2010 Report on Compliance with Part 5 of the Disability Act on the Employment of People with Disabilities in the Public Sector
NDA publishes erratum for 2010 report on Compliance with Part 5 of the Disability Act on Employment of People with Disabilities in the Public Service
Erratum: There was an error in the data provided to the NDA with respect to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. For 2010, the total number of staff employed by IMMA was 67, not the 85 listed. This meant that the percentage of staff with disabilities was 3%, not 2.4%. The National Disability Authority revised the 2010 report to take account of the correct figures.
Part 5 of the Disability Act 2005 ("the Act") sets out the obligations on public service bodies with regard to the employment of people with disabilities.
There are three interlinked requirements which public bodies must fulfill:
- 1. Public bodies must, insofar as practicable, take all reasonable measures to promote and support their employment of people with disabilities.
- 2. Public bodies shall ensure, unless there are good reasons for not doing so, that at least 3% of their employees are people with disabilities.
- 3. Public bodies must report on an annual basis to a statutory monitoring committee in their parent Department on the number of people with disabilities in their employment and the measures they are taking to promote and support their employment. The monitoring committees in turn submit their reports on such compliance to the Minister of their parent Department and the National Disability Authority (NDA).
The requirement to report has been fulfilled by all public bodies in 2011.
The 2010 Report on Compliance with Part 5 of the Disability Act 2005 on Employment of People with Disabilities in the Public Service is based on information received by the NDA in relation to 2010 from monitoring committees established under Part V of the Act. Based on these returns, the proportion of staff with disabilities reported across the public service as a whole showed a slight decrease, from 2.9% in 2009 to 2.7% in 2010. This broke the pattern of annual incremental increases that had been achieved since the target became a statutory obligation on 31 December 2005.
The total number of public service employees for 2010 with a disability, as defined in the Act came to 5,748, a decrease of 632 on the 2009 figure. This decrease occurred against a backdrop of a fall in the total number of employees in the public bodies reporting under the Act from 219,653 in 2009 to 210,267 in 2010. A further 560 employees with disabilities would have been required in order to reach the 3% target.
You can read the 2010 Report on Compliance with Part 5 online, or download different versions below.
- 2010 Report on Compliance with Part 5 online
- 2010 Report on Compliance with Part 5 of the Disability Act - PDF Format
- 2010 Report on Compliance with Part 5 of the Disability Act - MS Word Format
- Tuarascáil 2010 ar Ghéilliúntas do Chuid 5 den Acht Míchumais - Formáid PDF
- Tuarascáil 2010 ar Ghéilliúntas do Chuid 5 den Acht Míchumais - Formáid MS Word
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