I am writing to advise that a formal offer has been received from Management Side on the 2017/18 pay claim. The overall pay package for staff is for the reporting year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 and would apply from 1 August 2017. The elements proposed are as follows:

The NIPSA Civil Service Group Executive Committee met on Friday 7 July to consider the content of the 2017 NICS pay claim following consultation with branches. The Executive Committee wishes to thank all those branches that responded to the consultation. The Civil Service Executive Committee decided that the pay claim should contain the following elements:

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.