It has come to our attention that there is inconsistency in the way Bank Holidays are being dealt with for part-time officers. This issue should be resolved to some extent now that the DMS system is able to work out pro rata hours. However so that officers can work out their own hours I have written an explanation below.

If an officer is on a rest day or free day on a Bank Holiday they will take the day off and will be owed the pro rata hours as per the table below. So if the officer works 24 hours per week they would be owed 4 hours 48 minutes. This time is taken as time off, not payment.

If an officer’s rostered work day falls on a Bank Holiday and they work that day, they get paid for the hours that they work.

If the officer does NOT work the Bank Holiday they should subtract their entitlement (using the table below) from their normal rostered hours for that day. So if an officer works 24 hours per week their bank holiday allowance would be 4 hours 48 minutes. If their rostered shift for that day is normally 6 hours they would subtract 4 hours 48 minutes from 6 hours, giving 1 hour 12 minutes. The officer would then owe this time and would be expected to work it as additional hours within their shift pattern. Alternatively they could take this time off their overtime card.

PART TIME HOURS             PRO RATA BH HOURS

10 hours                     =                     2 hours

11 hours                     =                     2 hours 12 mins

12 hours                     =                     2 hours 24 mins

13 hours                     =                     2 hours 36 mins

14 hours                     =                     2 hours 48 mins

15 hours                     =                     3 hours

16 hours                     =                     3 hours 12 mins

17 hours                     =                     3 hours 24 mins

18 hours                     =                     3 hours 36 mins

19 hours                     =                     3 hours 48 mins

20 hours                    =                    4 hours

21 hours                     =                     4 hours 12 mins

22 hours                     =                     4 hours 24 mins

23 hours                     =                     4 hours 36 mins

24 hours                     =                     4 hours 48 mins

25 hours                     =                      5 hours

26 hours                     =                     5 hours 12 mins

27 hours                     =                     5 hours 24 mins

28 hours                     =                     5 hours 36 mins

29 hours                     =                     5 hours 48 mins

30 hours                     =                     6 hours

31 hours                     =                     6 hours 12 mins

32 hours                     =                     6 hours 24 mins

33 hours                     =                     6 hours 36 mins

34 hours                     =                     6 hours 48 mins

35 hours                     =                     7 hours

36 hours                     =                     7 hours 12 mins

37 hours                     =                     7 hours 24 mins

38 hours                     =                     7 hours 36 mins

39 hours                     =                     7 hours 48 mins

40 hours (full time)       =                     8 hours