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Civil Service: Redeployment

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants there are in the Headquarters Land Forces redeployment pool as a result of Project Hyperion; how long they have been there; and what is the cost of keeping them there. [HL3101]

Project Hyperion is the co-location of all Headquarters Land Forces staff to Andover by summer 2010. As part of this process 183 posts were deemed surplus to requirements at Andover. The individuals affected are being offered other employment as suitable opportunities become available. So far, 138 staff have found new jobs, taken early release or retired.

The cost of maintaining staff in the redeployment pool only begins to accrue after their posts have been disestablished. Even then, the department aims to find temporary alternative employment for those concerned while they search for a permanent role. As at 29 March 2010 none of the 45 staff left in the redeployment pool has had their post disestablished.