YOUR BENEFITS 2007/8 YOUR TOTAL
Your reward package in the Home Oﬃce includes a lot more than just your pay. The following sets out a short
description of all the main beneﬁts which are available to you as an employee. Please note that you may not
have access to some of these beneﬁts if you are still working within your probation period. Provisions relating to
Maternity Leave, Paternity and Maternity Support and Adoption Leave are determined by statute and normally
revised in April each year.
HOLIDAYS AND Annual leave is paid time oﬀ from work and taken as holiday. Accrual of annual leave entitlement begins as soon as
Name (ﬁrst name or initial) and last name
PRIVILEGE DAYS you join. We oﬀer 25 days annual leave (30 days for SCS employees) and 10.5 days ‘public and privilege’ leave – a Grade/Role Description
total of 35.5 days holiday each year. For non-SCS employees, after 10 years of service, you receive an extra 5 days Person ID number
of holiday, taking your annual total entitlement to 40.5 days. This total is pro-rated if you work part time hours.
In your ﬁrst year of service, your annual holiday entitlement is pro-rated to your complete months of service in the Location Code and Location Description
holiday year. The 2.5 days of privilege leave are usually taken on ﬁxed dates: Maundy Thursday, Queen’s Birthday and Directorate (code number)
Christmas Eve unless your manager approves transfer to another day because of operational reasons.
FLEXIBLE WORKING We oﬀer a number of ﬂexible working arrangements, where these can be accommodated, to help you make the best
use of your time as well as allow you to balance work and home commitments – ﬂexi-time (taking ﬂexi-leave with
accrued hours); part-time working; term time working and compressed hours.
SEASON TICKET LOAN An advance of salary as an interest free loan is available to help you buy your season ticket to travel to work for periods
of 3 months or longer. Payment for this salary advance is then deducted in instalments from your monthly pay.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE An independent, impartial and conﬁdential service which oﬀers a source of practical and emotional support over the
PROGRAMME telephone. Face-to-face counselling can be arranged after an initial assessment and in cases where critical incident
debrieﬁng is needed.
SICKNESS BENEFIT When you are too ill to attend work, we oﬀer a support period in excess of Statutory Sick Pay provisions of up to six
months on full pay and six months on half pay in any four year period.
MATERNITY LEAVE AND All women who become pregnant are entitled to 52 weeks maternity leave regardless of their length of service.
PAY Maternity leave is taken in a single continuous period and is made up of 26 weeks Ordinary Maternity Leave (OML)
and 26 weeks Additional Maternity Leave (AML). If you have completed 26 weeks continuous service continuing into
the 15th week before the baby is due, you may be entitled to 39 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). This is paid
for 6 weeks at 90% of salary and then at a lower rate for 33 weeks. If you have 12 months qualifying service in the
15th week before your baby is due you will receive 26 weeks contractual Maternity Pay.
PATERNITY/MATERNITY Paternity/Maternity Support leave allows a father or partner to take paid time oﬀ around the birth or adoption
SUPPORT LEAVE AND of a child. After 26 weeks continuous service, you may be eligible for Statutory Paternity Leave which you can
As a member of the Home Oﬃce,
PAY you have a real opportunity to
take as either one or two consecutive weeks of leave. The rate of Statutory Paternity Pay paid to you for this leave
is determined by statute and normally revised each year. If you have one year’s qualifying service and are in paid make a diﬀerence, as part of vital
employment 15 weeks before the baby is due, you are entitled to take 10 days Paternity Leave which may be taken
ﬂexibly as agreed with your manager. During this period of leave you will receive your normal contractual rate of pay. and worthwhile work to protect the
public. Whatever your role, your
ADOPTION LEAVE All employees, regardless of their length of service, are entitled to take up to 52 consecutive weeks of Statutory contribution is valued.
AND PAY Adoption Leave. This consists of 26 weeks Ordinary Adoption leave (OAL) and 26 weeks Additional Adoption Leave
(AAL). If you have 26 weeks continuous service, you may be entitled to 39 weeks of Statutory Adoption Pay. This is
paid at a ﬂat rate with the level of payment determined by statute. If you have completed at least 12 months qualifying We want to make it clear for you to
service and are in paid employment at the time that you are matched with a child for adoption you will be entitled to
contractual adoption pay for 26 weeks. see the full value of the reward you
receive for your contribution. I am
BEREAVEMENT We provide additional support at times of need such as the death of a close relative or dependant. Up to 5 days pleased, therefore, for the ﬁrst time to
paid leave may be granted depending on your relationship to the person, the distance/journey involved and your
involvement in funeral arrangements. send you your annual Total Reward
STUDY LEAVE Once your probation period is completed, you can apply for study leave with pay and help with costs to undertake a
relevant course of further education or gain qualiﬁcations. We also oﬀer support to employees who are under 18 years
of age with day release of one day a week to follow an agreed study course.
PUBLIC SERVICE We oﬀer generous time oﬀ arrangements to employees undertaking a number of public service duties alongside their
work in the Agency. Employees engaged in Voluntary Public Service, as Special Constables and in Reserve and Cadet
Forces training are eligible to apply for designated periods of paid leave each year. David Normington
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This statement explains how your work was rewarded in the
twelve months to 31 March 2008. This includes not just salary,
bonus and allowances but also a range of other beneﬁts made
available to you. It is unique to you and we hope you ﬁnd it ANNUAL BENEFITS:
Holiday and Privilege Days £xxxxxx
informative and useful.
If you believe that any pay related information used in this Other Beneﬁts £xxxxxx
statement is incorrect, in the ﬁrst instance, please call the
HRO Pay and Contact Centre on 020 7035 8888 or use the Total Value of Beneﬁts £xxxxxx
enquiry form at http://horizon/hr_portal/HRenquiryform.asp
or, if it relates to Housing Allowance queries, the Shared Services xx,xxx
Centre on 0845 020 0122. CASH
CASH: PENSION PENSION:
Base Salary (gross) £xxxxxx Pension Contributions £xxxxxx
This is the amount of money that we invest on your behalf
Bonus/Recognition Award £xxxxxx
Recruitment and Retention Allowance £xxxxxx
You are a member of the Classic Pension Scheme. Your
London Location Allowance £xxxxxx employer pension contributions for the year ending 31 March
2008 are set out above. The Classic Pension Scheme is a ﬁnal
Housing Allowance £xxxxxx salary scheme. Your annual pension will be based on the
accrual of 1/80th of ﬁnal pensionable pay for each year of
Overtime Payment £xxxxxx reckonable service. You will also be entitled to a lump sum
payment equivalent to 3/80ths of ﬁnal pensionable pay for
Premium Payments for Shift and Week- £xxxxxx each year of reckonable service.
The Classic scheme also provides ill-health retirement beneﬁts;
Allowances £xxxxxx lump sum death beneﬁts and family beneﬁts for members’
Other Payments £xxxxxx
Total Cash Earnings £xxxxxx Total Pension Scheme Contribution £xxxxxx
Total Remuneration £xxxxxx
Note 1 All payments you have received for shift allowance, including those claimed as additional hours, have been included in
the value of permanent allowances paid to you over this period.
Note 2 The value of the additional and speciﬁc payments listed on your payslip you received including, for example, Higher
Responsibility Allowance, On Call Allowance or Standby Allowance.
Note 3 Your holiday beneﬁt has been valued as the number of days of holiday you are entitled to in a full year, including public
and privilege days, above the statutory minimum per year if you are a full time employee or your pro-rata equivalent
if you work part-time. This ﬁgure is an approximate estimate for the purpose of this statement illustration. Your line
manager will have the details of your actual annual holiday entitlement.
Note 4 The value amount is the saving you made on your tax and NI contributions in purchasing items through ‘salary sacri-
ﬁce’ provisions, for example, childcare vouchers.
This statement is an illustration of your remuneration. It does not constitute a statement of your terms and conditions nor form a part
Note 5 The value of the pension scheme contribution has been calculated as the amount paid in by the Home Oﬃce to the
of your contract of employment. It does not constitute a record of your remuneration. Your pay details are recorded in your monthly
payslip which you should continue to retain. The information provided in this statement is based on the actual amount of time spent pension scheme for which you are eligible.
working for the organisation from 01/04/2007.