East Devon District Council

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Policy Pay and Reward Strategy

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1. Purpose of the pay and reward strategy

Local Government Pay is a matter of free collective bargaining between the local government employers and unions.

The Pay and Reward Strategy at East Devon District Council (EDDC) seeks to ensure that our pay and grading structures are attuned to organisational values and are designed to assist in the achievement of operational and strategic objectives.

The Strategy seeks to ensure that our pay and reward systems enable the retention and recruitment of employees with the right skills and capabilities and takes account of regional and national variations and local market factors.

It aims to ensure that all elements of our pay and reward systems are fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010.  EDDC is committed to the principle of equal pay for all employees and to eliminating any bias which may be identified in our pay and reward systems relating to sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief.

This Strategy seeks to ensure that pay systems are and remain affordable and support value for money in the provision of services.

This document is designed to help communicate our strategy to pay and reward to employees. Every year employee’s are provided with a Reward Statement which outlines the total value of their remuneration.

When this policy has been published and will be reviewed

Policy published 19 July 2011 (due for review by 1 April 2017)