POA Circulars

72 | 08.05.2013

"New Ways of Working" Efficiency Benchmarking and the transitional arrangements on Fair and Sustainable

Following a significant number of concerns, the Executive has been engaged in detailed negotiations with NOMS on the above.

At present the POA are seeking agreement on the following:-

  • IEP Policy
  • ACCT Reviews
  • Assignment of Prison Officers under TUPE
  • Number of Custodial Managers in prisons under Benchmarking
  • Number of Supervisory Officers and their role in prisons under Benchmarking
  • Facility Time; and
  • Job Descriptions

Meetings are scheduled for Thursday the 9th May 2013 to finalise any agreement which will be subject to ratification at Annual Conference.

If any agreement is reached (without prejudice) an emergency motion will be promulgated on Friday the 10th of May 2013 for branches to consider.

In anticipation of an agreement being reached and the emergency motion being promulgated, all branches are asked to convene a branch meeting on Friday 10th May 2013 to discuss the draft agreement in preparation of Conference.

Please draw the contents of this circular to your members.

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


Yours sincerely


General Secretary