On Monday 12 November Federation reps meet with Chief Supt Paul Anderson and Superintendent Andrew Todd to discuss a variety of issues affecting staff in the Tayside area. Topics included the impending release of the HMICS report following the inspection of the Division, the uplift of staff to the ACR/Custody and the process for temporary promotions within the Division.
There was discussion about the ongoing work in relation to the community officers’ deployment model and shift pattern. Consultation has been carried out with community officers in relation to their thoughts on how they would be best deployed. This dialogue has been used to formulate a business case, which will be submitted to the Senior Management Team for consideration. If these plans are approved by the SMT then the formal consultation with community officers will begin in relation to any proposal to change the current shift pattern. This is facilitated through the SPF so that open and unprejudiced feedback can be given by those affected by any changes.
Flexible working patterns were also raised. It was confirmed by the command team that officers currently on flexible working patterns should have their pattern reviewed annually as per the policy, however there is absolutely no expectation for officers to increase their hours during that process.
Meetings with the divisional commander are held regularly and anything you wish raised please discuss it with one of the divisional reps (see “Who we are” page).