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Public Sector Pay Policy for Staff Pay Remits 2010-11

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

1. The Finance Pay Policy Team are updating the market data set for the Scottish Government, its Associated Departments, Agencies, NDPBs and Public Corporations. The data set includes information for each public body on levels of basic pay for each grade; the hours worked in a week; employer and employee pension contributions; annual leave entitlements and information on benefits offered to staff.

2. The information also includes the job weights of each grade, using either the civil service Job Evaluation and Grading Support ( JEGS) methodology, Hay Group or other bespoke job evaluation methodologies. Where bodies have provided job evaluation information they have indicated the equivalent Scottish Government grades.

3. The FPP Team have also sought information on Scottish Local Government pay (spine points) and UK civil service departments and agencies with more than 25 staff that operate in Scotland.

4. As each Public Body applies different labels for each grade we have mapped the grades on to standard levels to enable comparisons to be made. Broadly the levels map as follows:

Level

JEGS range

Hay Group Levels

Hay Group Job size range

Scottish Government Grades6

1a

0 - 220

8

98 - 113

A1

1b

0 - 260

9

114 - 134

A2

2a

200 - 325

10/11

135 - 191

A3

2b

300 - 385

12

192 - 227

A4

3

320 - 430

13/14

228 - 313

B1

4

400 - 540

15/16

314 - 438

B2

5

490 - 620

16/17

371 - 518

B3

6

580 - 685

18

519 - 613

C1

7

650 - 720

19

614 - 734

C2

8

700+

20

735 - 879

C3

5. Under the policy for 2010-11, pay remit proposals that seek increases above the Basic Award limit must not result in pay range maxima more than 5% above the medians of the maxima in the relevant labour market. The relevant labour market for most staff in public bodies will be the public sector labour market in Scotland. To enable public bodies to make these comparisons we will provide all public bodies with the base data set for all public bodies who have implemented their 2009-10 pay settlement. It will be for individual bodies to decide whether they wish to use the whole data set or a selected sub-set that they can demonstrate to be their relevant labour market.

6. In exceptional cases a more specific or specialist labour market may be appropriate. Public bodies should discuss this with the Finance Pay Policy Team before collecting market data and providing that additional market data in the business case. Such data should reflect the specific labour market in which public bodies actively compete for staff and must be accompanied by an explanation setting out why it is a more relevant labour market. There must also be a clear link, based on job weightings, between the posts being compared and comparisons should be made on a like-for-like basis.

7. The following public bodies are included in the 2009-10 market data :

  • Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
  • Architecture and Design Scotland
  • Bòrd na Gàidhlig
  • Cairngorms National Park Authority
  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Historic Scotland
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Learning & Teaching Scotland
  • Local Government in Scotland
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
  • National Galleries of Scotland
  • National Museums of Scotland
  • Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland
  • Registers of Scotland
  • Risk Management Authority
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Royal Commission for Ancient and Historic Monuments Scotland
  • Scottish Arts Council
  • Scottish Children Reporters Administration
  • Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care
  • Scottish Court Service
  • Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency
  • Scottish Funding Council
  • Scottish Government Main Bargaining Unit
  • Scottish Legal Aid Board
  • Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Scottish Parliament's Corporate Body
  • Scottish Police Services Authority
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Scottish Screen Agency
  • Scottish Social Services Council
  • Scottish Water
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • SportScotland
  • VisitScotland
  • Water Industry Commission for Scotland