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Regrading and job evaluations (FOI)

Regrading and job evaluations (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 06 July 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


The Government has recently had a team re-evaluating all States jobs to see if each job is accurately aligned to the relevant grade or pay scale!


Can you tell me how many people were graded in total?


How many were downgraded and how many upgraded? Please also supply details of the relevant drops or increases, for example; dropped two grades or went up one?


How much money was saved or how much has it cost in pay rises?


The cost of the survey itself?


The actual qualifications of the persons doing this re grading? 



The evaluation process is in place to evaluate roles, not individual employees. Please see the below for the number of roles evaluated during the period 1 January 2020 to 24 June 2021.



​Evaluations ​505212​

Note: 2021 includes 36 evaluations performed internally. There is no central record held of evaluations carried out internally in 2020.

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The Scheduled Public Authority does not hold a central record for this data. Not all pay adjustments will be related to re-evaluation of roles and their respective grades. To do this would require manual extraction and manipulation of data from multiple sources to interpret the answer to the request.

This would require a large amount of time to be spent reviewing the data, and to do this would exceed the cost limit provisions allowed under Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and the 12.5 hours limit allowed under regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014.


External Job evaluations are completed by an external supplier and range between £200 - £250 per job description. Internal evaluations for 2021 are a comparable price in terms of staff time taken.


Two firms have completed role evaluations. We will not have direct access to the qualifications of the individuals from each of these firms tasked with the physical work.

They are global and UK consultancy firms who are specialists in their area. These are completed under the Hay methodology of job evaluation.

Internal evaluations are completed by a trained Hay Evaluator.

Article applied

Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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