POA Circulars

91 | 06.07.2017

OMU DEPLOYMENT OF BAND 4s AND SOs

The Executive have been made aware that local management are attempting to change the work and grade of staff in the above area at local level. This should be resisted by local POA Committees.

If any Governor is considering a change and has issued an MPC (Management Proposal for Change) the Committee should seek advice from the NEC.

Previously, the NEC were engaged in national discussions with HMPPS on a number of issues including the OM Model, Pathfinder Prisons, Early Adopter Sites and Prison Reform. When the General Election was announced, discussions were put on hold.

Following the outcome of the General Election and the Queens Speech, a change to the Secretary of State was announced and to date, the NEC are not aware of his plans for the Service and Prison Reform. Until these issues are clarified and the status of the White Paper clarified, Committee’s need to be mindful of proposals for change.

Members of the NEC have met with the Secretary of State and the Executive are engaging with HMPPS on issues, in an attempt to clarify and establish the next steps for the Service. Further updates will be provided in due course.

Thanking you in anticipation of your support.

Yours Sincerely

STEVE GILLAN
General Secretary