FOI release

Bonuses paid to Department for Education staff in 2012 to 2013

Staff bonuses by grade for the financial year 2012 to 2013.

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Details

  • Date requested: 19 June 2013
  • Date responded: 12 July 2013

Request

The information required is:

  • total value of bonuses
  • number of bonuses paid
  • average bonus if available
  • highest bonus if available
  • any breakdown by value or band or bonuses paid if available

Release

DfE uses a non-consolidated (non-pensionable) amount of the pay bill to reward exceptional performance. The amount spent on such rewards has fallen by nearly £500,000 since 2009 to 2010. Please note that awards paid in 2012 to 2013 related to the performance of 2011 to 2012.

In the financial year 2012 to 2013:

  • the total net cost of the senior civil servant (SCS) and grade 6 (G6) and below awards was £1,516,250 - this is down from £1.98 million in 2009 to 2010
  • 892 awards were made to G6 and below staff and 44 awards to SCS staff, compared to 1,434 staff receiving an award in 2009 to 2010
  • the highest award paid was £12,500

The following amounts were paid by DfE to the delegated grades:

Grade Up to 10% exceptional Up to 15% Top
EA £1,300 £975
EO £1,400 £1,050
HEO £1,600 £1,200
SEO £1,700 £1,275
HEOD £1,800 £1,350
G7 £1,800 £1,350
G6 £2,100 £1,575

The following amounts were paid to the SCS identified as being in the top 25%:

  Top 10% (exceptional) Up to Next 15% (high)
Directors £12,500 £9,500
DDs £10,000 £7,500
Published 15 August 2014