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TPR 2019 to 2020 pay review

FOI reference - FOI-4196

Date - 14 November 2019

Request

1. Please state the effective date (day, month and year) of your organisation's 2019/20 pay review.

2. If the 2019/20 pay review has yet to be finalised please state the month in which you anticipate it will be concluded.

3. Please state the employee group/s covered by the 2019/20 pay review.

4. Please state the total number of employees covered by the 2019/20 pay review.

5. Please provide a copy of your 2019/20 pay agreement (if applicable) or generic pay circular sent to employees (that is one that does not identify any individual employee) outlining the outcome of the latest pay review if there are no collective negotiations.

6. Was the latest pay review concluded under the remit of the 2019/20 Civil Service Pay Guidance?

7. Please state the % consolidated basic pay rise received by the lowest-paid adult (aged 18 and over) employee as a result of the latest pay review.

8. Please list the current grades and pay rates together with the previous year’s grades and rates for the below roles or their equivalents if applicable:

a. Administrative Assistant (AA)

b. Administrative Officer (AO)

c. Executive Officer (EO)

d. Higher Executive Officer (HEO)

e. Senior Executive Officer (SEO)

f. Grade 6

g. Grade 7

9. If an employee's annual pay award is determined solely according to an assessment of their individual performance (commonly known as a merit increase) as opposed to an across-the-board pay rises (where all employees generally receive the same increase irrespective of their individual performance) please state the percentage of the paybill allocated to fund these awards, the range of increases and whether or not the awards are consolidated.

10. If any employees were eligible for individual performance-related payments or bonuses over and above the general pay rise please state the range of increases (either as a % of their base salary or a cash amount as applicable), whether or not they were consolidated into basic pay and please state the overall % of the paybill allocated to fund these awards.

11. Please state the overall paybill increase as a result of the latest pay review expressed as a percentage of the paybill.

12. Have any other changes been made to terms and conditions (for example holiday entitlement, sick pay provision and the like) as part of the latest pay review? If yes, please state what they are.

13. Please state the name of the union/unions party to your main collective agreement covering pay and conditions if there are collective negotiations.

14. Please provide the name and contact details of the person/s responsible for overseeing your organisation's annual pay review.

Response

I can confirm that we hold the information you have requested.

Information we are able to supply

1. Please state the effective date (day, month and year) of your organisation’s 2019/20 pay review.

1 April 2019.

2. If the 2019/20 pay review has yet to be finalised please state the month in which you anticipate it will be concluded.

Our 2019/20 pay review has been finalised.

3. Please state the employee group/s covered by the 2019/20 pay review.

All payroll staff, excluding:

  • Staff within their probation as of 31 March 2019
  • Non-executive Directors.
  • Apprentices and Interns.

4. Please state the total number of employees covered by the 2019/20 pay review.

693. This is the number of staff who were not excluded from the pay review for the reasons detailed in our answer to point 3 above.

5. Please provide a copy of your 2019/20 pay agreement (if applicable) or generic pay circular sent to employees (that is one that does not identify any individual employee) outlining the outcome of the latest pay review if there are no collective negotiations.

Here is a copy of our all staff communication which was issued via TPR’s intranet.

Our pay remit has been approved

Date: Friday 27 September 2019

We’re pleased to say that we have now received approval of the 2019/20 pay remit submission from the Secretary of State.

As you are aware, as part of the Job Evaluation and Reward project, we updated our approach to the way we distribute the pay remit to enable us to award performance-related pay (PRP). This replaces the historical 1% flat rate uplift.

This pay remit will be the first time that PRP has been awarded as part of our new approach to reward.

Performance related pay

The PRP rates and pay distribution is determined by the of end of year performance ratings – those meeting and exceeding expectations at the end of the year – and the location of individuals within the pay bands.

As you know, those of you on protected salaries above your bands are not eligible for PRP but are still eligible for bonuses where applicable.

Based on the end of year performance ratings from 2018/19, the below PRP rates have been agreed by ExCo and approved as part of the pay remit. Remember; these levels are not fixed and are subject to review year on year.

Bonuses

As part of the approvals, the Secretary of State has also approved this year’s bonus rates which are outlined below:

Anyone who was nominated, whether their salary is protected or not, is eligible to receive a bonus payment.

Next steps 

Letters will be distributed to all staff by the end of September, outlining your individual circumstances.

Please note: those of you who are not in receipt of PRP will also receive a letter confirming this. This will include those of you:

  • who’s pay is protected
  • who have a performance rating of ‘below expectations’
  • who are at the top of your pay band and have a performance rating of ‘meeting expectations’

If you have been awarded PRP, you will receive a letter confirming the rate you have been awarded and your new pay.

Your line manager will let you know if you have been nominated for a bonus and a separate letter confirming bonuses will be sent out by the end of September.

Support

As this is a new approach for the organisation this year, drop in sessions will be held on 3 October in Adelaide and 9 October in Palmeira. HR and Finance colleagues will be available to answer queries around pay, letters, or anything else regarding the pay remit and the process.

This will enable us to manage queries effectively and give you an opportunity to discuss and understand our approach to PRP and reward.

Everyone is welcome to take advantage of these sessions.

If you have any questions, please speak to your line manager or HR Business partner.

6. Was the latest pay review concluded under the remit of the 2019/20 Civil Service Pay Guidance?

Yes

7. Please state the % consolidated basic pay rise received by the lowest-paid adult (aged 18 and over) employee as a result of the latest pay review.

6.9%

8. Please list the current grades and pay rates together with the previous year’s grades and rates for the below roles or their equivalents if applicable:

a) Administrative Assistant (AA)

b) Administrative Officer (AO)

c) Executive Officer (EO)

d) Higher Executive Officer (HEO)

e) Senior Executive Officer (SEO)

f) Grade 6

g) Grade 7

Not applicable. TPR does not operate CS grades.

9. If an employee’s annual pay award is determined solely according to an assessment of their individual performance (commonly known as a merit increase) as opposed to an across-the-board pay rises (where all employees generally receive the same increase irrespective of their individual performance) please state the percentage of the paybill allocated to fund these awards, the range of increases and whether or not the awards are consolidated.

The range of increases was 0-6.9% relates to performance related pay. In addition, some employees received a market-rate increase of up to 7.6%.

1% of the paybill was allocated to fund the total of these awards. The awards are consolidated.

10. If any employees were eligible for individual performance-related payments or bonuses over and above the general pay rise please state the range of increases (either as a % of their base salary or a cash amount as applicable), whether or not they were consolidated into basic pay and please state the overall % of the paybill allocated to fund these awards.

The bonus range was 0% - 16%, capped at £10k (£12.5k for Executive Directors). Bonuses are not consolidated into basic pay.

2.3% of TPR’s 2018/19 overall paybill was allocated to fund these awards.

11. Please state the overall paybill increase as a result of the latest pay review expressed as a percentage of the paybill.

1%.

12. Have any other changes been made to terms and conditions (for example holiday entitlement, sick pay provision and the like) as part of the latest pay review? If yes, please state what they are.

No.

13. Please state the name of the union/unions party to your main collective agreement covering pay and conditions if there are collective negotiations.

There were no collective negotiations.

14. Please provide the name and contact details of the person/s responsible for overseeing your organisation’s annual pay review.

Implementation was undertaken by HR and Finance.