Armed Forces Pay Review Body Report 2012

Discussion in 'UPO' started by Chaz, Mar 13, 2012.

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  1. Armed Forces Pay Award 2012

    Just reading the above, obviously the majority arn't receiving pay rises this year however, of note there is a reduction in the qualifying interval between levels of Longer Separation Allowance from 240 to 180 days. Can't be a bad thing for those who are entitled.
     
  2. I see that there is to be harmonisation of NERP for Officers:

    "We also pressed for progress on New Entrants’ Rates of Pay (NERP), as this review was originally due to be included in our 2010 Report. Whilst MOD submitted evidence for this round containing proposals on how to tackle differences in treatment between graduate and non-graduate Officer recruits, we were told at first that funding was not available to implement the reforms. We heard on visits that these differences could no longer be justified when many non-graduate entrants brought valuable life or professional experience to the Armed Forces. We recommend harmonisation of NERP for direct entrant Officers at OF1 Increment Level 5 (£24,615) from April 2013. We also recommend that early career progression be harmonised within individual Services for graduates and non-graduates. MOD’s evidence also said there would be barriers to the Naval Service making these changes and implementing them in the same timescale as the Army and RAF. Following our request for further evidence to explain the barriers to change, we were pleased to receive confirmation that all three Services were in a position to implement the changes from 2013."
     
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  3. Was definitely a bit surprised to see the reduction in LSA days, which I suspect may have been down to the Blue Unction brigade. Otherwise no real surprises if I'm honest.

    Definitely good to see the Officer rates of pay getting harmonised too. Any chance of the pay rates for ORs getting the same treatment and raising the specialist pay? That's one area that needs serious redressing.
     
  4. As if by magic, I move to Level 14. At least there is some good news this year.
     
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Good to see those with unrelated non-vocational qualifications will no longer be awarded £14K more starting pay & accelerated promotion ahead of those equally eligible but with less educational qualifications - particularly relevant to future aircrew/warfare/logs & RM Officer aspirants

    Standby rants from graduates.

    Officer promotion, seniority & pay will presumably have to be based on ability rather than unrelated qualifications.

    More here: Changes afoot: When to join as an Officer?
     
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It's probably about time the best able are selected for promotion.

    Every month we witness graduates fail the recruiting test for rating, let alone Officer. There is this wierd assumption that university attendance means individuals are destined to become Officers - hence the URNU, OTC & UAS organisations that cost millions, only require the individual is at uni, but produce less than 30 RN Officer recruits per year.

    As many graduates join the Royal Marines each year as Other Ranks probably more than graduates annually join the Royal Marines as Officers.
     
  7. They have tiff bootnecks?
     
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    They do indeed. Not many, but Royal Marines Vehicle Maintainers (VM) can become 'tiffs at Colour Sgt.
     

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