Transitional pay arrangements 2013

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Dear Police Scotland,

The following request originally submitted to the SPSA, transferred to the SPA, referred to the Information Commissioner has partially resulted in a referral to Police Scotland for some of the information (the SPA does not specify which information it believes you hold)

"The SPSA website states the following

"In police there are currently eight Chiefs, nine DCCs and 13 ACCs
costing around £4.8 million a year. The new service will have a
much slimmer command structure of one Chief, four DCCs and six ACCs
- costing less than £2 million a year.

All Assistant Chief Constables have been appointed on a permanent
basis. The salary will be between £90,726 and £105,849, subject to
experience"

Could you please confirm how many officers (excluding those who
have been selected for one of the new posts in the single force)
will continue to be paid on 1/4/13?

Could you please confirm the numbers in each rank?

Could you please confirm the dates that contracts expire for such
Chief and Deputy Chief Constables respectively?

For all ranks could you please give the dates of retirement for any
officers who have indicated that they will leave before the
anticipated date, whether employed on a contractual or permanent
basis?"

Could you please respond to this request as suggested by the SPA having regard to the following amendments due to the passage of time

(1) What was the current salary and benefits package for the present ACCs in PSOS (whether legacy officers following transition or those appointed to the six 'real' ACC posts?

(2) What is the current salary and benefits packages for the officers that are now in those ACC posts or who remain as legacy officers not listed on your website? (To include any non-ACPOS officer on temporary promotion)

(3) The dates for retirement/resignation/transfer of any ACCs, DCCs or CCs on or after 01/4/13 (ie including those legacy officers of any ACPOS rank who benefitted from the transitional arrangements)

(4) The number of legacy ACPOS officers of any rank still "on the payroll"

Yours faithfully,

Mike Roulston

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Good Morning.

Police Service of Scotland received your request for information on 11 January 2014. Please quote Ref No IM-FOI-2014-0057 in any further correspondence.

Your request will now be considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and you will receive a response from us within 20 working days unless otherwise notified.

Thank you
Kind Regards

Ruth

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FOI Aberdeen,

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Dear Mr Roulston,

 

Thanks you for your recent Freedom of Information request relating to the
pay and conditions of serving Officers within Police Scotland.

 

In order for me to answer your request as accurately as possible. could
you clarify the following please.

 

You ask for confirmation of how many Officers in each rank? (excluding
those who  have been selected for one of the new posts in the single
force)  will continue to be paid on 1/4/13?   You then go on to as for the
dates of retirement for any  officers who have indicated that they will
leave before the  anticipated date, whether employed on a contractual or
permanent  basis.

 

Although your email suggests that you are only referring to Officers above
the grade of Assistant Chief Constable could you confirm if the questions
above refer to all Officers, of all ranks throughout the whole of the
Force?

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Please note: your request is on hold until clarification is received.

 

Regards,

 

 

Nick

 

Nick Leiper

Assistant Manager (Freedom of Information)

Information Management - Aberdeen

Police Scotland

 

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From: Mike Roulston [[1]mailto:[FOI #192516 email]]

Sent: 11 January 2014 10:40

To: FOI

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Transitional pay arrangements
2013

 

Dear Police Scotland,

 

The following request originally submitted to the SPSA, transferred to the
SPA, referred to the Information Commissioner has partially resulted in a
referral to Police Scotland for some of the information (the SPA does not
specify which information it believes you hold)

 

"The SPSA website states the following

 

"In police there are currently eight Chiefs, nine DCCs and 13 ACCs 
costing around £4.8 million a year. The new service will have a  much
slimmer command structure of one Chief, four DCCs and six ACCs

- costing less than £2 million a year.

 

All Assistant Chief Constables have been appointed on a permanent  basis.
The salary will be between £90,726 and £105,849, subject to  experience"

 

Could you please confirm how many officers (excluding those who  have been
selected for one of the new posts in the single force)  will continue to
be paid on 1/4/13?

 

Could you please confirm the numbers in each rank?

 

Could you please confirm the dates that contracts expire for such  Chief
and Deputy Chief Constables respectively?

 

For all ranks could you please give the dates of retirement for any 
officers who have indicated that they will leave before the  anticipated
date, whether employed on a contractual or permanent  basis?"

 

Could you please respond to this request as suggested by the SPA having
regard to the following amendments due to the passage of time

 

(1) What was the current salary and benefits package for the present ACCs
in PSOS (whether legacy officers following transition or those appointed
to the six 'real' ACC posts?

 

(2) What is the current salary and benefits packages for the officers that
are now in those ACC posts or who remain as legacy officers not listed on
your website? (To include any non-ACPOS officer on temporary promotion)

 

(3) The dates for retirement/resignation/transfer of any ACCs, DCCs or CCs
on or after 01/4/13 (ie including those legacy officers of any ACPOS rank
who benefitted from the transitional arrangements)

 

(4) The number of legacy ACPOS officers of any rank still "on the payroll"

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mike Roulston

 

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Dear FOI Aberdeen,

I can confirm that the request was only directed at that those officers holding substantive CC/DCC/ACC ranks

Yours sincerely,

Mike Roulston

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Dear Mr Roulston

Please find attached the force response to your recent request for
information.

If you have any queries please contact the case officer on the telephone
number provided in the attached document.

                 

Kind Regards

Insp Graeme Cuthbertson

Police Scotland
Information Management (FOI)

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<<14-0057 response.pdf>> <<PNBCircularACC.pdf>>

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Dear Police Scotland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Police Scotland's handling of my FOI request 'Transitional pay arrangements 2013'.

In itself the response simply does not answer my request

The relevant date was 1/4/13 and pay awards made since that date do not answer my question.

It is odd that the precedent set by the now defunct police boards to publish the requested details does not seem to have carried forward into PSoS given that your Chief Constable previously published what you claim is personal data.

The reality is that associated identification is a peril of high rank because of the low numbers and the data requested is about the rank rather than the individial i.e I am asking for salary details rather than personal items such as tax deductions which probably vary due to personal circumstances.

Salary and bounuses are very much a matter of public interest

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Mike Roulston

FOI Aberdeen,

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Dear Mr Roulston,

Please find attached the response to your review request.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Jody McKenzie
Compliance Manager

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FOI Aberdeen,

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Dear Mr Roulston

 

In regard to your recent application to the Office of the Scottish
Information Commissioner, please find attached a response with additional
information on leaver's dates.

 

I hope that this information is helpful to you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mrs Jody McKenzie

Compliance Manager

Information Management - Aberdeen

Police Scotland

 

 

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Dear Mr Roulston

Following discussion with the Scottish Information Commissioner's Office,
please find attached the force's additional public response on the above
matter.

If you have any queries please contact the case officer on the telephone
number provided in the attached document.

        

Kind Regards

Insp Graeme Cuthbertson

Police Scotland
Information Management (FOI)

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<<2014-1087 additional response.pdf>>

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FOI Aberdeen,

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached the additional response to your request, in line with
the Scottish information Commissioner's recent decision notice.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mrs Jody McKenzie

Compliance Manager

Information Management - Aberdeen

Police Scotland

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