Further to POA Circular 124/2020 the closing date for receipt of branch nominations was Friday 9th October 2020.
CIRC 137: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE OCTOBER 2020
Please ensure all POA members view the contents of this Circular.
CIRC 136: YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A TAX REFUND…
If you pay tax, there’s a fairly high chance you’ve paid too much.
CIRC 135: ANNUAL STAFF SURVEY
Please be reminded that the current policy of the POA is not to engage in completion of the employer’s annual staff survey
CIRC 134: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for the 8th September 2020, for your information.
CIRC 133: POA WELCOME EXTENSION OF HMPPS WINTER INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAMME.
Many members may be unaware that the Winter Influenza Vaccination Programme for the 2020/21 flu season has been extended, with more groups eligible to receive the Influenza Vaccine than in previous years.
CIRC 132: COVID-19 HEALTHCARE SUPPORT APPEAL FOR POA MEMBERS
The COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA) is a new, time-limited charity which makes grants to organisations that are supporting health care staff who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on hardship and psychological support.
CIRC 131: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020
As local committees continue to work on Exceptional Delivery Models that will progress regimes from level 3 to level 2, we should remain vigilant to the threat of COVID in our secure settings.
CIRC 130: POA DIARY 2021
Distribution of the POA diary for members will commence within the next seven days. Retired members will receive their diary with the Winter issue of Gatelodge in December.
CIRC 129: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
On 8th September 2020, the POA National Executive Committee met and the role of Dog Handlers was discussed. Due to the complexities of the role our members undertake it was agreed that the POA would set up a Dog Handlers Consultative Committee.