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Latest Single Status update for staff

A Rank Order Report is now available for staff at bottom of this page in the Downloads section. For more detail on the Rank Order Report please use this link.

http://www.swansea.gov.uk/article/9099/Rank-Order-Report

 


Previous update on Single Status advice for staff

Single Status has now been implemented and the first results of this are reflected in our April pay. This is a significant milestone for this Council and the majority of our staff are now employed under one common set of terms and conditions.

A new employee handbook of HR policies and a summary of the new terms and conditions can be found on right hand side of this page in Downloads.

Section 7 of the Flexi Scheme Policy (Settlement period and balances) has been amended to provide greater clarity for staff.

Staff in Employee Services and the Job Evaluation team are on hand to deal with queries resulting from the letters and payslips informing staff of their new grade or salary.

While the majority of staff will receive the correct pay from day one, there will inevitably be some staff whose salaries have genuinely been miscalculated and these are being dealt with by Employee Services a as a priority.

Where staff wish to query their new grade/allocation/salary we would ask that the first point of contact is their manager as common questions include:

Why is my Annual Salary shown as more than I actually earn?
This is usually a result of the salary shown relating to a full time equivalent and the employee asking the question is not full time.

My job or job title is incorrect?
Any changes to ISIS details need to be directed to Employee Services by the relevant manager.

What about my back pay?
Back Pay will not be calculated immediately. Current employees need not do anything yet and in order to manage expectations we need to remind staff that it could be 6-8 months before back pay is processed. Staff will need to sign a Settlement Agreement in order to receive payment and further details will be provided in due course.

Am I entitled to Equal Pay?
Staff who believe they may be entitled to Equal Pay should speak to their Trade Unions or seek legal advice.

Where can I get my appeal form?
This and further information relating to Single Status can be found on the right hand side of this page in Downloads. Staff wishing to appeal their job allocation can do so by completing and submitting an Appeal form before June 30th.

Contact Numbers for Employee Services are:

01792 636101 - HR Support
01792 636437 - Central Education
01792 636425 - Education 
01792 637111 & 01792 636127 - All Other

The Contact number for Pay and Grading is 01792 637653


Previous update on Single Status advice for staff

Staff will be aware that Single Status was implemented on April 1st. This represents a significant milestone for this Council and the majority of our staff are now employed under one common set of terms and conditions.

A new employee handbook is available online at Employee Handbook and a summary of the new terms can be found here  PDF Document Terms and Conditions of Employment (PDF, 206kb)Opens new window

The April pay run will be the first to incorporate the new salaries, terms and conditions and staff should receive letters over the coming week to inform them of their actual spinal column point and any pay protection that may apply. Formal Contracts of Employment will follow in due course.

Following pay day there may be a high volume of queries for us to deal with, so we do ask that if your query is not urgent that you refrain from contacting Employee Services immediately.

Contact Numbers for Employee Services are:

01792 636540 - Sian Williams Employee Services & Payroll Manager

01792 636101 - HR Support

01792 636437 - Central Education & 01792 636425 - Education

01792 637111 & 636127 - All Other

Back Pay

Employees who have gained under Single Status may be entitled to back pay (subject to them signing a 'Compromise Agreement') but due to the volume and complexity of these calculations it will be a number of months before back pay is calculated and paid.

Back Pay will not apply to the Living Wage pay increase nor will it apply to any gains resulting from changes to terms and conditions which are only effective from 1st April 2014.

The Single Status Appeals Process is also available online and staff wishing to appeal their job allocation can do so by completing and submitting an Appeal form before June 30th.

It is important that all Appeals are validated and signed by an appropriate manager as any unsigned forms will be returned.

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