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Bank Holiday annual wages and salary expenditure (FOI)

Bank Holiday annual wages and salary expenditure (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 21 May 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Are States employees paid a premium over and above their normal salary for working on a Bank Holiday?


If so what is the total annual cost of wages/salary and employers SS contributions in relation to Bank Holiday premium payments/'overtime' over and above the normal salary.


If possible can we separately identify the individual costs of Christmas Day and New Year's Eve please?

In short I am trying to identify the monetary cost to the States of paying for Bank Holiday working over and above a normal working day.



Several groups of States of Jersey employees are paid a premium over and above their normal salary for working on a Bank Holiday, under various different terms and conditions.

                                                                                                          Bank Holiday

Paygroup subdivision                          

​Pay multiplier TOIL multiplier
Air Traffic Controllers2AND1
Airport Electricians1.5 0
Airport Rescue & Fire-fighters2OR1
Ambulance Service2OR1
Civil Service Grades 1 to 102AND1
Civil Service Grades 11 and above1 0
Energy From Waste: Operations2OR1
Energy From Waste: Management2OR1
Family Support Workers2OR1
Fire & Rescue: Fire Fighters (general and day)3OR1
Fire & Rescue: Station Officers and above0 1
Head and Deputy Head Teachers0 0
​Highlands College: Lecturers​0​0
​Highlands College: Managers​0​0
​Le Geyt Centre​2​AND​1
​Manual Day Workers​2​AND​1
​Manual Shift Workers​2​AND​1
​Marine Section: Engineers​2​AND​1
​Marine Section: Manual workers​2​AND​1
​Nurses and Midwives​2​1

Police Service: Constables, Sergeants, Inspectors

​1 ​AND​1
​Police Service: Chief Inspectors and above​1​1
​Prison Service: Support Staff​2​OR​1
​Prison Service: Officers​2​OR​1
​Prison Service: Support Managers​2​OR​1
​Prison Service: Unit Managers​0​0
​Youth workers​0​0

It is an operational management decision as to whether it is preferable for an employee to take overtime pay or time off in lieu.


See below a table of all payments made on Bank Holiday overtime pay codes in 2014 (including employers’ social security contributions 6.5%).


Bank Hol O/T 1.0Bank Hol O/T 1.5Bank Hol O/T 2.0Bank Hol O/T shift

2014 totals

Grand total£351,484£2,154£310,956£7,060£671,655


Note that our systems have multiple codes for overtime including codes that are labelled as ‘bank holiday’, however, there is no guarantee that the bank holiday code is always used for overtime worked on a bank holiday. As such there is a possibility that the figures above are understated.


The reports available from the States of Jersey payroll system do not differentiate between individual days worked; only by period in which work was performed (normally one month). As such it is not possible to isolate Bank Holiday overtime payments made on Christmas Day from overtime payments made on Boxing Day.

New Year’s Eve is not a Bank Holiday and as such the States of Jersey does not pay any Bank Holiday overtime premiums for working on this day.

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