Change of rota

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Dear Cleveland Fire Brigade,

I would like to make a freedom of information request.

Does your service have a formal system that allows uniformed operational staff swap shifts. For example a firefighter who is due to work a Saturday can swap his work day with a firefighter who is rostered off?
if so, does your service record these swaps and keep a running tally of the swaps for the individuals?
What happens when one resigns or retires. Does your service have a way of dealing with any positive or negative balances for these swaps. For example the swap mentioned above what would happen if either of them then resigned or retired before the "pay back of the swap". Would the firefighter who got Saturday off have his final pay reduced because he never paid his day off back to the other firefighter? Or if the firefighter who worked the extra shift then retired or resigned. Would he receive a days pay for working the Saturday and the Firefighter that got the day off have to work a day to pay back the day off he got?

If you need anything clarified please contact me.

Yours faithfully,

A Jay

InformationManagement, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear A Jay,

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act for
information regarding Change of rota;

 

“From: Ajay <[1][FOI #618511 email]>

Sent: 09 November 2019 12:31

To: InformationManagement <[2][email address]>

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Change of rota

 

Dear Cleveland Fire Brigade,

 

I would like to make a freedom of information request.

 

Does your service have a formal system that allows uniformed operational
staff swap shifts. For example a firefighter who is due to work a Saturday
can swap his work day with a firefighter who is rostered off?  

if so, does your service record these swaps and keep a running tally of
the swaps for the individuals?

What happens when one resigns or retires. Does your service have a way of
dealing with any positive or negative balances for these swaps. For
example the swap mentioned above what would happen if either of them then
resigned or retired before the "pay back of the swap". Would the
firefighter who got Saturday off have his final pay reduced because he
never paid his day off back to the other firefighter? Or if  the
firefighter who worked the extra shift then retired or resigned. Would he
receive a days pay for working the Saturday and the Firefighter that got
the day off have to work a day to pay back the day off he got?

 

If you need anything clarified please contact me.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

A Jay”

 

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