Senior Management Salaries
We have published data on senior employee salaries. Senior employee salaries is defined as all salaries which are £58,200 and above (irrespective of post), which is the Senior Civil Service minimum pay band. We have also published data for staff leavers with the same payment threshold.
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) covers council employees and some councillors. The LGPS is a contributory scheme; employees contribute 5.5%-12.5% of their own salaries to the scheme.
Employers' contributions to the LGPS vary depending upon how much is needed to ensure benefits under the Scheme are properly funded, and are set independently.
The rules governing the pension scheme are contained in regulations made by Parliament. Further information about the scheme can be found on the LGPS website.
The average salary at Oxford City Council, excluding casual workers is £28,711 per year (April 2016).
The Oxford City Council pay multiple is 1:8 which is considered to be appropriate in the context of achieving a reasonable balance between increasing the standard of living for the lowest paid employees (and their having to meet the expense of living in Oxford), and ensuring we attract and retain the skills and experience required at the most senior level to meet the challenges the City faces.
Pay Policy Statement
We recognise and work in partnership with two trade unions, Unison and Unite the Union. We work with them across a range of issues, from policy development to individual employee cases. We consult and negotiate together, with regular meetings as groups or one to ones. Trade union colleagues attend various meetings which help develop our future strategy such as the budget, organisational change and project management.
In order for Trade Unions to take part in these initiatives they need time, and our commitment to this is set out in the Trade Union Facilities Agreement.
We fully endorse the ACAS code which sets out the right to time off for union duties. The most efficient and cost effective way to support employee relations is to have dedicated paid trade union branch secretaries. This enables a planned approach which facilitates early discussion about cases and issues which might otherwise end in costly litigation. Dedicated trade union officials are able to give high quality representation and contributions from an early stage which is in everyone's interest.
As required by the required by the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations our data for the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 is below:
Relevant Union officials
- Number of employees who were relevant officials: 18
- Full time equivalent employee number: 17.23
Percentage of working time spent on facility time by each employee
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Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
- Total cost of facility time: £51,641
- Total pay bill : £29,239,526
- Percentage of total pay bill spent on facility time: 0.18%
The above information is also available on the government website.
Paid trade union activities
Time spent on trade union activities as a percentage of the total paid facility time hours: 11.74%
The above information is also published by Government normally by the end of August each year.