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Unions, Pay and Employees (R011907)

Unions, Pay and Employees (R011907)

Thank you for your request dated 7 December 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:


“We request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

1) Name of unions which are signatories to your main collective agreement covering pay and conditions;

2) Number of employees covered by the agreement;

3) Lists of grades and current pay rates. Please indicate any agreed equivalence between the grade names used within the list and the following civil service grades:

        1) Administrative Assistant (AA)

        2) Administrative Officer (AO)

        3) Executive Officer (EO)

        4) Higher Executive Officer (HEO)

        5) Senior Executive Officer (SEO)

        6) Grade 7

        7) Grade 6

4) Copy of your latest pay settlement. If the latest pay settlement is based on the 1% maximum paybill increase set by the Treasury, please provide the following information on how the 1% has been applied:

        1) Have there been any changes to the pay scales?

        2) Are progression payments being paid?

        3) Are performance-related bonuses being paid? If so, what are the arrangements
           
            for performance-related bonuses?”

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to you. I have responded to your numbered queries below.

Name of unions which are signatories to your main collective agreement covering pay and conditions;

COPFS recognise the Public and Commercial Services Union and the FDA

Number of employees covered by the agreement;

With the exception of members of the Senior Civil Service (SCS) the agreement covers all staff.  As at 31 August 2015, the headcount was 1628.

Lists of grades and current pay rates. Please indicate any agreed equivalence between the grade names used within the list and the following civil service grades;

The grades within COPFS are listed below and I have indicated the equivalence between the grade names used and the civil service grades provided.  The current pay rates are included within the COPFS Pay Offer:

Band B – AO

Band C - EO

Band D – HEO

Band E, Procurator Fiscal Depute (PFD), Senior Procurator Fiscal Depute (SPFD) – SEO

Band F, Principal Procurator Fiscal Depute (PPFD) – Grade 7

Band G – Grade 6

Copy of your latest pay settlement. If the latest pay settlement is based on the 1% maximum paybill increase set by the Treasury, please provide the following information on how the 1% has been applied:

1)  Have there been any changes to the pay scales?

2)  Are progression payments being paid?

3)  Are performance-related bonuses being paid?  If so, what are the arrangements for performance-related bonuses?


I have attached a copy of the latest Pay Offer; in line with Scottish Government Policy, the 1% applied where employees were earning more than £21,000 per annum (full time).

1)   Changes have been made to the pay scales as noted in the Pay Offer

2)   Progression payments are being paid

3)   No performance related bonuses are being paid

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