By now members will be aware that the Northern Ireland Civil Service has launched an Executive Officer 2 promotion competition. While NIPSA welcomes the decision to run this competition on an internal basis NIPSA remains concerned at a number of aspects of the competition.

I am writing to advise members of the outcome of the branch consultation on the 2016 NICS Pay Offer.

This posting sets out the pay offer in relation to NICS Pay for 2016.

You will by now have seen the communication from the Head of the Civil Service indicating that the NICS Board has agreed to run three separate internal competitions, at Grade 5, Grade 7 and EO2 level.

I wish to advise members that NIPSA met with the Management Side yesterday to commence negotiations on the pay claim.

I am seeking branch views on the content of the 2016 NI Civil Service pay claim, I am writing to advise the NIPSA Civil Service Group Executive Committee met on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 to consider the matter further.