Home Office circular 002/2011
Reckonable service for the purpose of pay increments and leave for police officers on maternity leave
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Chief Officers of England and Wales
This circular publicises the Home Secretary’s approval that a period of up to 52 weeks shall be reckonable for pay increments and leave purposes for all officers on maternity leave. The effective date of this agreement will be the 29 October 2010.
Any period of maternity leave when police officers are in receipt of either Occupational Maternity Pay or Statutory Maternity Pay shall be reckonable for pension purposes.
If an officer takes one or more periods of maternity leave, any return to duty (excluding KIT days) will not count towards the 52 week period reckonable for pay and leave purpose.
Details of reckonable service for the purpose of pay increments and leave for police officers on maternity leave are set out in PNB Circular 10/14, which is available to download below as a Word document. If you would like it in a different format, please email the Home Office public enquiries team.
The Police Negotiating Board has agreed that a period of up to 52 weeks’ maternity leave shall be reckonable for the purposes of pay increments and leave.