Personnel Management

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many officials in her Department were employed in human resources functions in each of the last five years; at what grades such staff were employed; and what the total cost of her Department's human resources functions was.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The number of officials in the Department employed in human resources functions in each of the last five years are as follows:

  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Number of Officials Employed in Human Resource Functions 12 15 13 13 13
           
Grades Staff Employed          
AA/AO (1)n/a 6 3 2 2
EO (1)n/a 2 4 3 3
HEO/SEO (1)n/a 3 2 3 3
G7 (1)n/a 3 2 3 3
G6 (1)n/a 1 1 1
SCS1 (1)n/a 1 1 1 1
  0 15 13 13 13
(1) Records not held.

These figures represent the maximum number of individual employees in the HR function over the given periods. As part of the Department's administrative cuts of 50%, and in line with cross-Government cost cutting measures, the human resources function has been reduced and is currently at seven.

The total employment costs of the Department's human resources functions in each of the last five years are as follows:

  Total cost of human resources function (£)
2008-09 651,753.45
2009-10 390,987.64
2010-11 567,941.61
2011-12 499,951.95
2012-13 443,133.99

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