Q.  Is there a list of dates for pay days?

For non-teaching employees, pay day is always the second last banking day of the month.  You will find the pay dates on the main pay page.

Q.  Where can I find a copy of the latest pay scales?

You will find the latest pay scales in the Salary section on the main pay page.

Q.  I am a new employee of the Council – when am I due a pay increment?

This applies to employees covered by the EP&M terms and conditions of employment:

  • New employees who start work for the Council between 1st April and 30th September who meet the performance criteria for their job and who meet the minimum performance, behaviour and attendance criteria will be eligible for an increment on the next 1st April.
  • New employees who start work for the Council between 1st October and 31st March who meet the performance criteria for their job and who meet the minimum performance, behaviour and attendance criteria will not be eligible for an increment on the next 1st April, but will have to wait until 1st April of the following year.

Q.   I have a new bank account, how do I change my bank details?

If you change bank or building society account you must notify us as soon as possible so that we can make the changes as quickly as possible.  Please use the tear off section of your payslip providing the new account details along with the account to be deleted and sign the document.  If this is not possible, you can complete the Bank and Building Society Mandate form or write or email People and Organisation with your Payroll Number, Date of Birth, National Insurance Number and old bank details also please ensure that you have signed off the letter.  If you have access to YourHR you can also update your details there.

 

Q.  What do I do if my name changes?

If you require to update personal details such as a change to your name, this is done electronically via YourHR or if you do not have access to YourHR, you can email or write to People and Organisation.

Q.  What do I do if my address changes?

If you require to update personal details such as a change to your name, this is done electronically via YourHR or if you do not have access to YourHR, you can email or write to People and Organisation.

 Q.  I am a new employee of the Council – when will I be entitled to sick pay?

New employees qualify for occupational sick pay after 26 weeks’ continuous service.  Continuous service includes all previous continuous service with employers listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Orders which covers local authorities and related bodies (continuity will be broken if there is a break in service of more than a week between two contracts).  This initially comprises of 5 weeks’ full pay and 5 weeks’ half pay.  Entitlement then increases based on length of service to a maximum of 26 weeks’ full pay and 26 weeks’ half pay. 

You may also be interested in the sick pay entitlement tables below.  

Non-Teaching Employees

SERVICE AT COMMENCEMENT OF ABSENCE FROM DUTY

FULL ALLOWANCE
FOR

HALF ALLOWANCE
FOR

Less than 26 weeks Nil Nil
26 weeks or more but less than 1 year 5 weeks 5 weeks
1 year but less than 2 years 9 weeks 9 weeks
2 years but less than 3 years 18 weeks 18 weeks
3 years but less than 5 years 22 weeks 22 weeks
5 years and over 26 weeks 26 weeks

 

Teaching Employees

SERVICE AT COMMENCEMENT OF ABSENCE FROM DUTY 

FULL ALLOWANCE
FOR

HALF ALLOWANCE
FOR

Less than 18 weeks Nil Nil
18 weeks or more but less than 1 year 1 month 1 month
1 year but less than 2 years 2 months 2 months
2 years but less than 3 years 4 months 4 months
3 years but less than 5 years 5 months 5 months
5 years and over 6 months 6 months

 

Q.  I do not wish to return to work after maternity leave. Am I entitled to payment of accrued leave?

Annual leave and public holidays are accrued during the entire period of the maternity leave i.e. for up to 52 weeks.  The accrued leave would normally be taken on your return to work after maternity leave.  If you decide not to return to work after maternity leave any leave due to you is calculated and then paid to you in your final salary from the Council.

Q.  I have a query about the tax code on my payslip, who do I contact?

Your tax code is personal to you and it is HMRC that provide Payroll your tax code in order to collect the right tax.  As such, Payroll cannot amend an employee’s tax code until advised by HMRC.  If you have any queries about your tax code you have to contact HMRC directly yourself as HMRC will not discuss this with a third party such as Payroll.  Click here for the main page for more details under Frequently Asked Questions.

Q.  How long does YourHR store my payslips?

YourHR only holds the previous 12 months payslips. If you require to keep your payslips it is advisable to save these to a personal file location.

Q.  I am leaving the organisation, can I access YourHR for my payslips and P60’s?

Once you leave the organisation you will not be able to access YourHR for your payslips and P60’s.  Prior to leaving, you should save them to a personal file location. 

Q.  Can I get an advance on my pay?

No, no advance payments of salary are made.

Q.  What is a P11d return?

HM Revenue and Customs require all employers to issue a form ‘P11D – Expenses and Benefits’ to all employees where they are in receipt of allowances/expenses that require taxation.

The council pays the following allowance/ expenses that require reporting on a P11D

  • Essential Car Users Allowance
  • Relocation expenses in excess of £8,000 (this is eligible new employees who have to relocate to the Aberdeen area to take up their appointment).
  • Salary Sacrifice scheme Home Technology
  • Salary Sacrifice scheme Car Lease

All employees who receive one or more of these allowances/expenses will receive a P11D return before 6th July, each year.

 

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