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Public Sector Pay Policy for Staff Pay Remits 2010-11

DescriptionPay policy for all Scottish public sector bodies whose pay requires the approval of Scottish Ministers. This document was originally published on 23 March 2010. It has subsequently been amended to provide clarification on which NHS Scotland Senior Managers are covered by this policy. Text has been added at pages 9 and 40.
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateApril 07, 2010

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9270 6 (Web only publication)
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Contents

FOREWORD

PUBLIC SECTOR PAY POLICY 2010-11: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION
What is Public Sector Pay Policy?
Who is it for?
Who is not covered?
What other information do you need?
What do you need to do?
What do you need to provide?
Who is involved in the pay remit process?
To whom should you send your remit proposals?
When should you send in your remit proposals?
What do I need to know if I am not due to submit a pay remit during the 201011 pay round?
Who should you contact for help?

2. STRATEGIC AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
What are the strategic aims of Public Sector Pay Policy?
What are the objectives of Public Sector Pay Policy in Scotland?

3. KEY PAY POLICY PRIORITIES AND KEY METRICS FOR 2010-11
What are the Key Pay Policy Priorities for public bodies seeking new pay settlements in 2010-11?
Can you make proposals that cover more than one year?
Can you align to another public body or submit joint pay proposals?
What are the key metrics that we will use to assess your pay remits?

4. THE STANDARD ELEMENTS OF EVERY PUBLIC BODY'S PAY REMIT
What costs must you include in your pay remit?
What is the limit for pay remits approved under this policy?
What is the limit on the Basic Award?
What is the standard remit limit for pay remits approved under this policy?

5. ADDRESSING THE KEY PAY POLICY PRIORITIES
What issues can you address in your pay remit?
What is the limit on the increase to the paybill for addressing the Key Pay Policy Priorities?
How can you address the Key Pay Policy Priorities?
What are increases with ongoing cost implications?
When do the benchmark levels apply?
What are one-off increases?
What are increases in benefits or non-pay rewards?
Are there any other limits to what you can propose in your pay remit?
What happens if you are legally committed to elements of the pay award?

6. APPROVALS PROCESS
What should you do before you submit your proposals?
How are your pay remit proposals going to be assessed?
Who is going to approve your proposals?
How long will approval take?
How will you be notified of the outcome of the approval process?

7. AFTER APPROVAL
When can you negotiate with your Trade Union(s)?
What is the policy on legal commitments?
Can you make changes to your approved remit during negotiations?
What information are you required to provide once you have implemented your pay settlement?
What happens if you exceed your pay remit?

GLOSSARY

PUBLIC BODIES TO WHICH PUBLIC SECTOR PAY POLICY APPLIES

PUBLIC SECTOR PAY POLICY 2010-11: APPROVALS PROCESS CHECKLIST

PUBLIC SECTOR PAY REMITS TIMETABLE 2010-11

PUBLIC SECTOR PAY POLICY 2010-11: MARKET DATA 2009-10