How Many Rest Days am I Entitled To?

Police Regulations 2003, Regulation 22, Annex E, paragraph 4 (c) (i) state Superintendents and Chief Superintendent are permitted 8 monthly leave days. Subsequent Regulations state that a ‘month’ is defined as a period of 28 days.


How Much Annual Leave am I Entitled To?

Police Regulations 2003, Regulation 33, Annex O, paragraph 1, (a) ( i) state the annual leave entitlement for Superintendents and Chief Superintendents is 31 days. This is a fixed amount and does not increase with service in the rank.


Can I Get Advice About Pension Issues from the Association?

There is a responsibility on forces to provide information about the Police Pension Scheme (‘PPS’ or ‘1987 Scheme’) and the New Police Pension Scheme (‘NPPS’ or ‘2006 Scheme’) to contributing members. Many forces produce a booklet about the schemes. Likewise force Finance/Pension Departments should be able to answer specific queries. However, if Association members have either general or specific pension queries then National Office is available as a source of information. A Guide to the Police Pension Scheme is available from the Home Office.

Following the Hutton Review of public sector pensions, and Part 2 of the Winsor Review, both the PPS and the NPPS are due to be replaced by a Career Average Related Earnings (CARE) scheme in 2015. The closure of the existing scheme and the introduction of the new scheme will mean that some current Superintendents and Chief Superintendents will, due to their length of service, have to transfer across to the new scheme. Transitionary arrangements will be put in place, however, the exact details are not yet known as agreement on the principles of the new scheme has yet to be reached. Although Staff Side cannot formally ‘negotiate’ over changes to the current pension schemes, ‘discussions’ are taking place within a Technical Working Group of the Police Pensions Working Group. Frequent updates on this important piece of work are provided to members by means of e-bulletin.