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Determinations

Determinations under the Police Service of Scotland Regulations 2013

1. The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by regulations 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 31 ofthe Police Service of Scotland Regulations 2013(“the Regulations”),determine that:

(a) the standard of eyesight which must be met by a candidate for appointment to the Police Service is as specified in Annex 1;

Annex 01 - Eyesight Standards

(b) the experience, and other requirements, required by a person appointed as chief constable are as specified in Part 1 of Annex 2;

(c) the range within which any fixed term of appointment must fall and the circumstances in which such an appointment may be extended are as specified in Part 2 of Annex 2;

(d) the circumstances in which a vacancy must be advertised and the contents and manner of publication of such advertisements are as specified in Part 3 of Annex 2;

Annex 02 - Appointment of Senior Officers

(e) periods of probation are as specified in Annex 3;

Annex 03 – Probationary Service in the Rank of Constable

(f) the circumstances in which a constable may retire are as specified in Annex 4;

Annex 04 – Retirement

(g) the normal periods of duty of a constable (including periods allowed for refreshment), requirements relating to duty rosters, public holidays, rest days and monthly leave days, and circumstances in which travelling time may be treated as duty are as specified in Annex 5;

Annex 05 – Hours of Duty

(h) the rates of pay for constables are as specified in Annex 6;

Annex 06 – Pay

(i) the circumstances and manner in which a constable is compensated in respect of overtime are as specified in Annex 7;

Annex 07 – Overtime

(j) the circumstances and manner in which a constable is compensated in respect of time spent on duty on public holidays and rostered rest days are as specified in Annex 8;

Annex 08 – Public Holidays and Rest Days

(k) the circumstances in which a constable is entitled to receive a temporary salary and the rate of that salary are as specified in Annex 9;

Annex 09 – Temporary Salary

(l) the rate of salary which a constable is entitled to receive on temporary promotion is as specified in Annex 10;

Annex 10 – Temporary Promotion

(m) the rules for fixing the intervals at which constables are paid and the manner of calculating pay are as specified in Annex 11;

Annex 11 – Fixing of Pay Day & Calculation of Monthly, Weekly and Daily Pay

(n) the entitlement of a constable to annual leave is as specified in Annex 12;

Annex 12 – Annual Leave

(o) the circumstances in which a constable is entitled to be absent on account of injury or illness are as specified in Annex 13;

Annex 13 – Sick Leave

(p) the entitlement of constables to pay during periods of sick leave is as specified in Annex 14;

Annex 14 – Sick Pay

(q) the circumstances in which a constable may take leave for the purposes of ante-natal care are as specified in Annex 15;

Annex 15 – Leave for the Purposes of Ante-Natal Care

(r) the entitlement of constables to leave, pay and reckoning of service during periods of maternity leave, maternity support leave, adoption leave, adoption support leave, parental leave and paternity leave are as specified in Annex 16;

Annex 16 – Leave, Pay & Reckoning of Service

(s) a constable is permitted to take time off for dependants in accordance with Annex 17;

Annex 17 – Time off for Dependents

(t) the entitlement of constables to any allowance is as specified in Annex 18;

Annex 18 – Allowances

(u) the entitlement of constables to reimbursement of expenses is as specified in Annex 19;

Annex 19 – Expenses

(v) a constable is entitled to take a career break in accordance with Annex 20; and

Annex 20 – Career Breaks

(w) the flexible working and variable shift arrangements which the chief constable may bring into operation are as specified in Annex 21.

Annex 21 – Flexible Working & Variable Shift Arrangements

2. To the extent that they relate to matters mentioned in section 61(1) of the Police Act 1996, these determinations have been shared in draft with the Police Negotiating Board and the Scottish Ministers have taken into consideration any representations made. In making their determinations with respect to any other matter, the Scottish Ministers consulted and shared a draft of these determinations with the persons mentioned in section 54(2) of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 and considered any representations made.

3. (a) Expressions used in these determinations which also appear in the Regulations have, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meanings as in the Regulations.

(b) In these determinations “part-time constable” means a person appointed under regulation 3 of the Regulations to perform part-time service;

4. These determinations come into force on 1 April 2013.