POA Circulars

172 | 19.12.2012

Membership Survey 2012/2013

Dear Colleagues,

In line with Conference Policy the Executive has prepared the Unions survey which should be completed by all members.

NOMS have uploaded their Annual National survey and are actively encouraging members to complete this, but to date the results have not been as positive as they anticipated. As you know, NOMS also conduct a monthly Pulse survey of approximately 4000 employees to establish what problems they face and produce an action plan to address concerns.

The POA use NOMS surveys and our own survey returns when campaigning and informing organisations of the problems you face in the workplace. The Prison Service Pay Review Body pay particular attention to survey results during annual pay talks; to this end it is vital for all members to complete the survey.

How to complete the Survey

Members should complete the Membership survey for 2012/13 by visiting the POA website, www.poauk.org.uk here they will find a link to the survey included in the banner section at the top of the page and in the Action Zone.

Clicking on the banner when it appears, or the Action Zone link will redirect members to the following screen:


Members should click the link:    survey

They will then see the login screen:

Members must click the Account Name and Password option as shown above and enter the following:

Account Name: memberpoauk
Password: Un1tyiS5trengt8

The length of time it takes to complete the survey will depend on how detailed members answers are, but it should take no more than 20-30 minutes. I appreciate that this is quite time consuming but the returns are invaluable to the union.

I would be grateful if you could draw the contents of this circular to all your members and encourage them to complete the survey on line. All information is confidential and will be stored securely by the POA.

The survey will close on the Friday the 28th of February 2013 at 17:00 hours.

Thanking you in anticipation of your support and co-operation in progressing policy.

Yours Sincerely

Steve Gillan