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Departmental Manpower

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average length of employment of staff in his Department at each civil service pay band. (290248)

The average length of service for each responsibility level within MoJ, including the public sector Prison Service and National Offender Management Service Headquarters (NOMS) is shown in the following table.

The current MoJ (excluding NOMS) pay band structure was introduced on 1 August 2007, as part of the pay deal. This resulted in the amalgamation of Grades 6 and 7. As a result of this change, it is not possible to report separately on these grades.

Ministry of Justice length of service as at 31 July 2009

Responsibility level

Average length of service (years)

AA

6.0

AO

8.3

EO

10.7

HEO

10.9

SEO

10.1

Grade 6+7

10.8

Senior civil service

8.9

Overall average

9.2

Source: Oracle HR systems (NOMS + MoJ HQ)