One civil servant has been suspended on full pay since April 1 this year.
Alfred Cannan, chairman of the Civil Service Commission, said that no additional cost had been incurred following the suspension, other than the job holder’s pay.
He was replying to a Tynwald question from Peter Karran (Liberal Vannin, Onchan) who asked how many civil servants have been suspended on full pay and at what cost - and why ‘so many’ personnel and HR managers were employed at St Andrew’s House.
Mr Cannan said there were more than 16 full-time equivalent business partners and HR adviser roles in the Office of Human Resources, based mainly on the 2nd floor of St Andrew’s House on Finch Road, Douglas. These provided human resources services across the majority of government. He said for the year ending March 31 this year, the actual cost for salaries (including employers’ National Insurance contributions) in respect of these staff totalled £759,598.