This dataset summarises the full time equivalent numbers of staff in post at each grade and the associated payroll costs on a monthly basis - where there is any significant change from the previous month.
The commission’s grade structure reflects the old generic Civil Service administrative grading. Pay band 1 (PB1) is most junior and the equivalent of an Administrative Assistant. In broad terms, caseworkers are PB3/Executive Officer, PB4/Higher Executive Officer, and PB5/Senior Executive Officer.
Management grades start at PB4/Higher Executive Officer. Senior managers are PB6 or Grades 7/6 (and referred to as Heads of Division or Head of Unit).
These figures are not official statistics. They are internal workforce management information published in the interests of transparency.
These figures have not been reconciled centrally with any National Statistics. Where differences appear between the monthly information and National Statistics, clarifying comments will be provided.
The ONS quarterly public sector employment statistics provide an official headline measure for comparing the overall size of employment in central government organisations with other sectors of the economy at the relevant quarterly reference point.
Given the wide range of organisations covered, caution should be exercised when drawing inferences from the figures and care should be taken when making comparisons between organisations.