Officer Overtime

Reference Number: 

20171051
Dates

Request Date: 

Wednesday, 7 June, 2017

Response Date: 

Tuesday, 11 July, 2017

Request Details: 

1. The total amount of overtime hours worked by South Yorkshire Police officers across all borough operational command units for the following financial years, beginning April 1, 2010:

·         April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

·         April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012

·         April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013

·         April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014

·         April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015

·         April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016

·         April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

2. For the same period, the total overtime pay bill for the overtime hours worked, broken down by each financial year.

3. The total number of officers employed by the South Yorkshire Police on the following dates:

·         April 1, 2010

·         April 1, 2011

·         April 1, 2012

·         April 1, 2013

·         April 1, 2014

·         April 1, 2015

·         April 1, 2016

Clarification:

This request applies to officers across the whole of the South Yorkshire Police force

Exemptions Applied: 

None

SYP Response: 

I approached our Payroll and Finance Departments for assistance with questions 1 and 2 and our Workforce Planning Directorate for question 3.

They have each responded as follows:

Questions 1 & 2

         

I have extracted all overtime processed in the periods requested however please note the following caveats:

  1. These will not balance with any figures in the published accounts because:    
    1. Some of the overtime is recharged to other organisations and therefore does not hit the forces accounts.
    2. Processing periods and reporting periods do not align.
  1. The Hours count is not a definitive figure as some OT claims are calculated off the system and entered as a cash figures.
  2. These figures reflect Pay Periods rather than actual periods worked.

 

  1. Pay Period

 Total Amount PAID

 

 Total Hours WORKED

 

April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

£   8,163,480

 

    312,140

 

April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012

£   7,995,010

 

     295,230

 

April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013

£   6,670,010

 

      256,820

 

April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014

£   6,069,900

 

      236,970

 

April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015

£   5,022,260

 

       198,730

 

April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016

£     5,363,730

 

       194,340

 

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

£   6,758,110

 

       239,590

 

3 WFP do not retain data from 1 Apr annually but the table below gives the figures from the annual data returns submitted to the Home Office. Since there would be few changes overnight from 31 Mar to 1 Apr annually I think these figures will help.

The total number of officers employed by the South Yorkshire Police on the following dates:

·         April 1, 2010  31 Mar 10       2974.37

 

·         April 1, 2011  31 Mar 11       2888.14

 

·         April 1, 2012  31 Mar 12       2771.55

 

·         April 1, 2013  31 Mar 13       2767.08

 

·         April 1, 2014  31 Mar 14       2722.17

 

·         April 1, 2015  31 Mar 15       2587.04

 

·         April 1, 2016  31 Mar 16       2494.47


 

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