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The PSA regularly consults with members on a range of issues of importance for the rank and the wider Service.
 
The annual resilience survey looks at member working hours, wellbeing and role requirements, and the pay and morale survey gives members the chance to share their views and inform our work on pay and conditions, and general police morale.

The results of our surveys and engagement exercises inform our work with government and national partners and provide evidence around our recommendations and submissions to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB).

The information we receive from our members provides us with hugely valuable insight and information to represent members’ best interests and to push for positive influence across the Service.

We also occasionally share consultation exercises from partners and key national organisations.

Pay Survey

Joint PSA / SANI survey into pay and conditions of service.

This consultation exercise is key in informing the PSA’s work to represent the best interests of members and to push for positive change and influence when it comes to processes and decisions around police officer pay.
 
The survey is conducted by the Police Superintendents' Association and the Superintendents' Association of Northern Ireland in conjunction with the Police Federation of England and Wales, and will provide critical evidence to those that make pay decisions. The information obtained will also be used to inform future submissions to the Pay Review Body.
 
The survey asks about views of life in the police service, as well as opinions on recent and upcoming changes to pay and conditions, and how future decisions about pay can be made in as fair a way as possible.
 
Every year, the pay survey has enabled the PSA to collect valuable insight and data on its membership, which has supported work to secure positive change on behalf of members. To ensure the findings of the survey are as credible as possible it is vitally important that the completion/response rate amongst members is as high as possible.  Members’ participation is very much appreciated.

Members will be notified via the e-bulletin when the next survey goes live.

PSA and SANI Pay Survey Participant Information 

What we will use your data for 

The survey is being conducted by the Police Federation of England and Wales (“PFEW”) on behalf of the Police Superintendents' Association (“PSA”) and the Superintendents’ Association of Northern Ireland (“SANI”). Your responses will be used to represent your views on life in the police service, including pay and conditions. The survey will also ask a number of questions relating to recent and upcoming changes to pay and conditions, as well as asking for your views on how future decisions about pay can be made in as fair a way as possible.

Your responses will provide critical evidence to those that make pay decisions. The information obtained will also be used to inform future submissions to the Pay Review Body. 

How we will share your data and with whom

The PSA is the designated data controller and data processor for this survey, and the PFEW is a e designated data processor. Access to the dataset for this survey will be restricted  to staff from the PFEW’s Research department; PSA will not have access to individual survey responses and will only hold and process any contact details you choose to provide; information on this is set out in more detail below. 

Data will be analysed and reported anonymously by PFEW and will only be used for the purposes outlined above. All reports, academic publications and press releases will report aggregate data or anonymous quotes but no individuals will be identifiable.

Depending on the answers you provide, you may be invited to provide your contact details in order for the PSA to contact you further about your pension circumstances. You are under no obligation to provide your contact details and we will only collect your contact details with your explicit consent. 

As soon as the survey closes, PFEW will share the contact details you provide with the PSA. Once your contact details have been shared with PSA, PFEW will delete them from their systems. The PSA will only have access to your contact details and not the rest of your survey responses, therefore will be unable to link your contact details to your responses elsewhere in the survey. Your contact details will be password protected and stored securely on PSA servers only for as long as is necessary to contact you about your pension circumstances. At which point these data will be securely deleted.

Why we ask for “special category” data

We ask you for some demographic information within this survey, including information on your ethnic origin, which has been categorised as special category data under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. We only collect these data to understand our members’ morale and views on pay and conditions across different demographic groups and the demographic information you provide will be used only for this purpose. 

You are under no obligation to provide this information, and you can complete the survey without answering these questions. Simply select “prefer not to say” or leave the question blank.

How we will store your data

The PSA and SANI Pay Survey is a panel design study, where we track trends in members’ responses annually and establish changes in responses over time. As a result, there is no designated retention period for this survey. The retention period instead is determined by the continued use and reporting of the data for the purposes set out above. The data will be securely deleted as soon as this retention criterion is no longer met. We will review this retention criterion every three years. 

Our legal basis for processing your data and your right to withdraw

We collect and process the data you provide within this survey only with your explicit consent; this is our legal basis for processing these data. You will be asked to provide your consent at the bottom of the first page of the survey. You have a right to withdraw your consent. Should you wish to withdraw either during or after completion of the survey, we will make every attempt to facilitate this. Please contact the lead researcher using the contact details below.

The regulations that govern the storage and collection of your data

As an individual you have legal rights concerning how the personal information you provide is processed. Your rights are protected under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. We will process the information you provide in accordance with these regulations. You have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office if you have concerns about how we process your personal information.

If you have any questions, or want to request to withdraw from the survey, please contact Dr Fran Boag-Munroe on 01372 352103 or at [email protected].
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