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					                     “Occupational & Statutory Sick Pay”



    Definitions

    Sick pay consists of two elements – Occupational sick pay and Statutory
    sick pay.

    •   Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

    Statutory sick pay is the government sick pay scheme that we are
    statutorily obliged to pay to our employees provided they have paid
    sufficient National Insurance contributions. Statutory sick pay is paid after
    the fourth working day of absence. It is paid for a period of up to 28 weeks
    at a current rate of £75.40 per week.

    •   Occupational Sick Pay (OSP)

    Occupational sick pay is paid in addition to SSP and is a sick pay scheme
    devised by the employer. East Sussex County Council bases its OSP
    entitlements on average earnings and continuous service in compliance
    with APT & C conditions of service.

    Sickness Allowance

Length of Service                 Entitlement for employees          Entitlement for employees
                                  with no previous recognised        with previous recognised
                                  service                            service

During First year of service      No Entitlement                     1 months full pay and (after
                                                                     completing 4 months service) 2
                                                                     months half pay
During Second year of service     1 months full pay and (after       2 months full pay and 2 months
                                  completing 16 months service) 2    half pay
                                  months half pay
During Third year of service      2 months full pay and 2 months     4 months full pay and 4 months
                                  half pay                           half pay
During Fourth year of service     4 months full pay and 4 months     5 months full pay and 5 months
                                  half pay                           half pay
During Fifth year of service      5 months full pay and 5 months     5 months full pay and 5 months
                                  half pay                           half pay
After Five years service                                             6 months full pay and 6 months
                                                                     half pay
During Sixth year                 5 months full pay and 5 months
                                  half pay
After Six years service           6 months full pay and 6 months
                                  half pay


To establish when an employee reduces to half, or nil pay, amount of sickness taken during the 12
months immediately preceding the first day of absence is determined. This amount is then deducted
from the appropriate sickness allowance. Changes in hours and individual rotas are also taken into
consideration where appropriate.

				
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