Pay While on Sick Leave
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Premium Of Payments
When is night duty payable and how is it calculated?
Night duty allowance is now payable in respect of duty worked between 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. at time and one sixth. The allowance is payable in respect of each hour worked
Basic Weekly Pay ÷ 246 = per hour worked
€935.60 ÷ 246 = €3.80
Night duty allowance is payable in respect of duty between 8.00 p.m. and 8.00 a.m. at time and one quarter.
Basic Weekly Pay ÷ 164 = per hour worked
€936.60 ÷ 164 = €5.70
For a member on a salary of €48,819.55 p.a. or €935.60 p.w. , the hourly rate of night duty allowance between 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. would be € 3.80 and between the hours of 8.00 p.m. and 8.00 a.m. would be €5.70.
What is the rate of Saturday allowance?
The allowance for working on Saturday is € 15.02 effective from 1 June, 2007
The allowance for working on Saturday to Gardaí for whom Class A PRSI applies, is €15.54 effective from 1 June 2007.
How is the Sunday allowance calculated:
The allowance in this case varies according to rostering arrangements, that is whether the Sunday falls on:
- (a) a rostered working day, or
- (b) a rostered rest day.
In case of (a) a member working such a day will be paid a premium of 1/5th of basic weekly pay. This in effect amounts to double time for the eight hours
In the case of (b) a member working such a day will be paid a premium of 2/41sts of basic weekly pay per hour worked. This is almost the equivalent to double pay.
Presume a member’s basis weekly pay is €935.60 p.w., (€48,819.55 per annum) and hours worked (Sunday = eight hours)
(Basic Weekly Pay ÷ 5) €935.60 ÷ 5 = €187.12
The Premium, therefore is €187.12 for the day
(Basic Weekly Pay x 2/41 per hour worked x hours worked)
€935.60 x 2/41 = €45.64 x 8 = €365.12
The Premium, therefore is €365.12
Note: For reasons which derive from the terms of an old agreement, an hour’s overtime payment is calculated as being 1/41st of weekly pay.
Payments of Additional Increments
Additional increments are payable to a Garda who hold any of the following qualifications on appointment to An Garda Síochána.
- (F Code 13.10)(i) One Additional increment in respect of at least one Grade B and two Grade C in three subjects (which must include Mathematics and English or Irish) at honours level in the Established Leaving Certificate Examination or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme; or
- (F Code 13.10)(ii) Three additional increments in respect of a Diploma or Degree from a third-level educational institution. The Degree/Diploma must be full time, of two/four year duration, and be awarded by a third level institution recognised by the H.E.T.A.C., or recognised Irish statutory authority
On successful completion of two years service, members may apply through the channels for these increments to Assistant Comissioner Human Resource Management.
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How is duty on a Public Holiday calculated?
Duty on a Public Holiday is compensated for in the same way as duty on a Sunday. However, if a member works four hours or more on a rest day, which is also a public holiday, in addition to receiving overtime for it at double time, the member gets another free day.
Full details are contained in the GRA Circular of 11/10 of 20th May 2013 and HQ Directive 61/13 of 12th July 2013 and HQ Dir 80/13 (FAQ) of 24th September 2013 refer.