BONUS PER 100.000 STERLINE ALLE ALTE CARICHE DEL PSNI
Trapelata grazie al Belfast Telegraph la ‘rapina’ autorizzata di 100.000 sterline dalle tasche dei contribuenti da dividere in bonus tra le altre cariche del Police Service Northern Ireland
PSNI nella tempesta. Dopo le rivelazioni del Belfast Telegraph in merito ad un ammontare esorbitante che si spartiranno le alte cariche del PSNI a titolo di bonus, si invoca ora il Freedom of Information Act perchè venga reso noto ogni dettaglio. Si concretizzerebbe però una violazione dei dati personali ai sensi dell’art 40 della legge.
“Dopo tutto, è denaro proveniente da fondi pubblici. Perché non dovremmo sapere come gran parte del loro denaro viene versato in bonus? “, ha affermato Jimmy Spratt, membro del Policing Board ed ex presidente della Police Federation.
“Penso che la gente dovrebbe essere pagata per il lavoro che fa e questi funzionari e il personale sono già generosamente stipendiati”.
Limitando il discorso in questa sessione alle sole cariche maggiori, questo è ne è un resoconto.
Il Chief Constable ha diritto ad un bonus fino al 15% del suo stipendio annuo di £ 183.954 – ovvero pari a circa £ 28.000. L’importo del bonus sarà potenzialmente maggiore per il nuovo Chief Constable Matt Baggott il cui stipendio iniziale sarà di £ 188.736.
Il Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie ha il diritto di fino a 12,5% del suo salario annuo che ammonta a £ 149.463 – per un importo di £ 18.682, e l’Assistant Chief Constable ha diritto fino al 10% di uno stipendio di £ 103,218 – quindi un premio di £ 10,321.
Solo coloro che appartengo alla fascia più alta salariale hanno diritto ai premi annuali.
Un portavoce del Policing Board, così come quello del PSNI, ha dichiarato: “Il sistema di bonus per gli ufficiali è concordato su base nazionale, attraverso il Police Negotiating Board (PNB) e fa parte dei termini e delle condizioni dei contratti di lavoro dei singoli funzionari”.
Northern Ireland police £100,000 bonuses storm (Belfast Telegraph)
The PSNI was today urged to come clean over its peformance payments after the Belfast Telegraph learned that eight of the force’s most senior staff can earn a share of a £100,000 bonus pot.
The Northern Ireland Policing Board has refused to reveal details of taxpayer-funded bonuses paid out to chief officers and staff, but the Belfast Telegraph has learned that the PSNI’s Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable and four Assistant Chief Constables are all entitled to a share of up to £87,563 in annual performance bonuses.
Two senior civilian PSNI staff members — the Director of Human Resources and the Director of Finance — are also entitled to bonuses of up to £16,000 each.
Following a request from this paper under the Freedom of Information Act for full details of all bonuses paid, the Policing Board said that to release the information would be a breach of personal data under section 40 of the Act.
The Board did however release information detailing the maximum percentage of salary that can be paid out in performance bonuses to the chief officers.
The Chief Constable is entitled to a bonus of up to 15% of an annual salary of £183,954 — amounting to around £28,000. This bonus amount will potentially increase for the new Chief Constable Matt Baggott whose starting salary will be £188,736.
Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie is entitled to up to 12.5% of a £149,463 salary — amounting to £18,682, with Assistant Chief Constable ranks entitled to up to 10% of a £103,218 salary — £10,321.
The ACC salary range is between £88,470 and £103,218. It is understood that only those at the top of the salary range are entitled to the bonus.
Two senior civilians — the Director of Finance and Support Services and the Director of Human Resources — are also entitled to an annual bonus of up to 10% of their annual salary. The PSNI would not reveal the exact details of the two directors’ salary, but said the salary range for their pay grade is £81,600 to £160,000, amounting to potential annual bonuses of between £8,600 and £16,000.
Following the revelations Policing Board member and former chairman of the Police Federation, Jimmy Spratt, said the bonus payments need to be scrapped and demanded that all details of bonus payments be made public.
“After all, it is money coming from the public purse. Why should we not be told how much of their money is being paid out in bonuses?” said Mr Spratt.
“I do not agree with this bonus scheme. I think any bonus system is divisive and I think people should be paid for the job they do and these officers and staff are already on generous salaries.”
A Policing Board spokeswoman said: “The bonus scheme for Chief Officers is agreed on a national basis through the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) and forms part of individual officers terms and conditions of employment. The Policing Board is responsible for considering performance bonus payments for chief officers in line with the agreements in place and the guidelines governing approval.”
A spokesman for the PSNI said: “Bonuses to chief officers and staff are determined following annual appraisals being carried out. The bonuses are part of officers and staff terms and conditions.”