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NEW PAY AGREEMENT FOR POLICE SUPERINTENDENTS

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Commenting on the agreement that has been reached with the police ...
Commenting on the agreement that has been reached with the police

negotiating board on superintendents' pay and conditions, Home Office

minister Hazel Blears said:

'I am very pleased we have reached an agreement on superintendents'

pay and conditions. Delivering on this is an important part of our

wider programme of police reform.

'This package provides reward and recognition for those who achieve

the most and for those who undertake the most demanding roles,

linking the contribution made to successful outcomes.

'The job of superintendent is not easy, and is often carried out

under very challenging circumstances. They deserve a modern pay and

conditions package, reflecting the work they do and the contribution

they make and I am sure they will join me in welcoming this agreement

reached today.'

Notes

1. Details of the outline agreement on superintendents' pay and

conditions can be found here.

2. Outline agreement on superintendents pay and conditions was

reached on 19 December with the superintendents committee of the

police negotiating board. The police negotiating board's purpose is

to consider issues relating to police pay and conditions.

3. The police negotiation board comprises of an independent chair

appointed by the prime minister, an official side consisting of the

Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Association of Police

Authorities (APA) and the home secretary and a staff side consisting

of the Police Federation, Superintendents Association and Chief

Police Officers Staff Association.

4. The agreement provides for:

- New pay scales from 1st September 2003.

- An allowance for those undertaking the biggest chief superintendent

jobs from 1st April 2004.

- Progression through the pay scales according to ratings in

performance development reviews (PDRs) with effect from individuals

review date s falling on or after 1st September 2004.

- From the same review dates the ability for those who have been at

the top of their scale for at least 12 months to earn a

performance related bonus.

5. This agreement is for three years until 31 August 2006, and will

be underpinned by the continuing operation of the pay indexation

arrangements applied to the rest of the police service.

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