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Pay and conditions

Request for information – FOI14496

Request

Thank you for your email of 15 September 2014, requesting:

1) What are the rates of pay broken down by grade for full time equivalent non-SCS staff (if possible with the associated JEGS job evaluation scores) giving the minima and maxima of ranges? If pay rates are divided into London and National rates please provide both.

2) Are there any specialist pay grades, specialist allowances, recruitment and retention allowances or market supplements? If so, please provide details including where relevant, whether the payments are consolidated or non-consolidated.

3) How many days' annual leave are (full time equivalent) employees on entry entitled to, excluding public holidays?

4) What is the maximum annual leave entitlement achievable for new starters and the service requirement to achieve this entitlement?

5) Does the annual leave entitlement for new starters apply to all current staff on promotion to a higher grade?

6) Are new starters entitled to privilege leave in addition to annual leave, and if so how much?

7) What are the contractual hours for new starters (full time equivalent staff), including any differences applying to London-based staff?

8) What are the arrangements for overtime pay, for example rates paid overtime or time off in lieu, broken down by grade?

9) Are there any regional allowances paid, such as London weighting?

10) What are the sick pay arrangements for new starters, including any service-related conditions?

11) Is enhanced maternity pay, above Statutory Maternity Pay, available for women with sufficient service qualification?

12) What is the length of service qualification for enhanced maternity pay?

13) Is enhanced paternity pay, above Statutory Paternity Pay, available for those with sufficient service qualification?

14) What is the length of service qualification for enhanced paternity pay?

Our response

I confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold the information you have requested, and the answers are as follows:

1) The rates of pay broken down by grade for full non-Senior Civil Service staff, with the job evaluation and grading system scores also giving the minimum and maximum of ranges, are as follows:

ZoneMinimum £Maximum £JEGS range
1C£15,663£19,235280-319
2A£18,626£22,874320-359
2B£21,569£26,487360-409
2C£23,284£28,592410-459
3A£26,247£32,231460-499
3B£28,787£35,350500-539
3C£32,173£39,509540-579
4A£38,099£46,786580-619
4B£42,333£51,894620-659
4C£46,566£57,183660-699
TCS£60,000£75,000600+
SMH£61,500£110,000700+

2) There are no separate pay grade ranges within our collaboratively agreed grade. At Civil Servant equivalent of Grade 6 (outside of collective bargaining) we have two grades TCS (Technical/Commercial Specialists and Senior Manager Heads). These roles are paid on a ‘spot rate’ dependent on the role and individual. We do operate a London weighting for all roles based in our London office. We also use Recruitment Retention Allowance on a case-by-case basis based on specific roles and individuals and are in the majority consolidated allowances that are pensionable.

3) Full time equivalent employees are entitled to twenty five annual leave days on joining and thirty annual leave days after five years' qualifying service. Senior Civil Service employees are entitled to thirty annual leave days on joining.

4) The maximum annual leave entitlement for new starters is twenty five days on joining. Senior Civil Service employees are entitled to thirty annual leave days on joining.

5) The annual leave entitlement increases to thirty days when promoted to a Senior Civil Service employee.

6) All employees including new starters receive three company designated annual leave days. These days are given in order to cover the Christmas closedown period.

7) Full time equivalent, new starter employees are contracted to thirty seven hours per week. Full time equivalent, new starter employees, within the London pay area are contracted to thirty six hours per week.

8) The arrangements for overtime pay are as follows:

Overtime bands

BandZoneOvertime band
11C1
2 & 32A 2B 2C 3A 3B 3C2
44A 4B 4CDo not qualify
TCS, SMH, SCS Do not qualify

Full-time staff – rate of overtime payment

DayBand 1Band 2
Monday – FridayTime and a halfPlain time rate
SaturdayDouble timeTime and a half
Sunday and public holidaysDouble timeDouble time
Privilege daysTime and a half or time off in lieu calculated at time and a halfTime and a half or time off in lieu calculated at time and a half

Part-time staff – rate of overtime payment

Hours worked on Monday–Friday that exceed agreed hours but are less than standard hours Plain time rate
Hours worked on Monday–Friday that exceed standard full-time hours.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Payment is calculated in line with your overtime band as above
Privilege daysTime and a half or time off in lieu calculated at time and a half

9) Regional allowances at £4160 are paid to staff working out of the London office.

10) There are no separate sick pay arrangements or any service-related conditions for new starters.

11) There is enhanced maternity pay, above Statutory Maternity Pay, available for women with sufficient service qualification.

12) The length of service qualification for enhanced maternity pay is twenty six weeks.

13) There is enhanced paternity pay, above Statutory Paternity Pay, available for those with sufficient service qualification. This is full basic pay for two weeks ordinary paternity leave.

14) The length of service qualification for enhanced paternity pay is twenty six weeks.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:

FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
Southampton
SO16 0AS

Email: foi@os.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
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Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
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Cheshire
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Email: mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk

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