Acting up (temporary salary)
Acting up arrangements are designed to meet short term needs. After acting up for 56 days, a member will be moved from acting duties to temporary promotion unless he/she is not qualified for promotion or there is an overwhelming operational emergency.
A member who has acted up in a higher rank for 10 complete days (or 80 hours) in a 12 month period from 1 April will be paid for each further complete day/shift at the lowest rate to which s/he would be entitled on promotion to the higher rank.
The 10 day qualifying period need not be continuous but it is included in the calculation of the 56 day maximum; the remainder of the 56 day period (from day 11 to 56) must be continuous. Continuity is preserved if a member is not at work as a result of a routine short term absence (and may be preserved in to the following year).
A period of acting up is not reckonable for pay increments in the higher rank but is reckonable as service in the substantive rank. The additional salary is not pensionable.
A member who is acting up will continue to receive their CRTP. A constable or sergeant acting up to inspector or above is not entitled to overtime payments. If however such a member is required to do duty on a rostered rest day or a public holiday he/she will be entitled in the normal way.
In addition to the position after 56 days explained above, temporary promotion should be used from the outset when a need has been identified which is likely to be for a lengthy period e.g. maternity or ill health cover or a new project.
A member can only be temporarily promoted if qualified under the Police Promotion Regulations 1996.
A member who has been temporarily promoted to a higher rank will be paid on the point s/he would have been entitled to if permanently promoted. Additional pay on temporary promotion is pensionable.
Service in the higher rank on temporary promotion is reckonable for salary increases in both the substantive and the higher rank. Service in the higher rank counts if the member is temporarily promoted again at a later date.
CRTP is not payable on temporary promotion (from the date the temporary promotion takes effect) but is reinstated when the temporary promotion ends.