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Departmental Pay

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2008, Official Report, column 537W, on departmental pay, who conducts the assessments of senior staff for bonuses. (212685)

The process for performance assessment and differentiation for all senior civil servants is fully outlined in the SCS Performance Management Guidance 2008/09 produced by Cabinet Office and available through their website:

www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Under the SCS Performance Management Framework, managers may seek wider feedback from staff, peers and/or customers regarding an individual's leadership, performance management and capability building skills/behaviour. The manager and job-holder will then review individual performance against objectives, plus leadership behaviour demonstrated throughout the year. Proposed performance grouping and associated bonus recommendations are submitted to the Department's Senior Pay Committee for final moderation and ratification.

The Communities and Local Government Senior Pay Committee comprises the Permanent Secretary (Chair), Directors General, a non-Executive Director and key departmental representatives.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2008, Official Report, column 537W, on departmental pay, how many bonuses were awarded to members of the home information pack team in 2007-08; and at what cost. (212686)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) on 27 February 2008, Official Report, column 1594W.