To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2008; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
Non-consolidated performance pay may be awarded either at the 'end of year' or 'in year'. For staff in grades below the senior civil service (SCS) the 'end of year' non-consolidated performance pay awards are made as part of the annual pay award to staff whose performance over the course of the year has been judged as outstanding/exceeded expectations under the relevant performance management system.
Awards of 'in year' non-consolidated performance payments are made to staff in recognition of specific contributions during the year over and above the contribution expected for someone in a particular role.
The following table provides details of both 'in year' and 'end of year' payments for staff in grades below the SCS.
|2008||Type of non-consolidated payment||Number of staff awarded payment||Percentage of the eligible staff receiving payment||Highest payment (£)||Total value of payments (£)|
|Ministry (excluding National Offender Management Service)||'end of year'||1,608||15.08||1,200||1,929,600|
|HM Prison Service and the NOMS HQ||'end of year'||5,332||32||809||1,325,952|
| Note. |
Payments made to staff with the Probation Services are not included
During 2008 the Ministry awarded 159 senior civil servants non-consolidated performance related payments. This represented 65 per cent. of eligible staff. The total amount awarded was £1,648,000 and the largest award made was £25,000.