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Crown Prosecution Service Facility time report for 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

Underlying Data

Introduction

1. Facility Time is the provision of paid or unpaid time off from an employee’s normal role at the CPS to undertake Trade Union (TU) duties and activities as a TU representative. There is a statutory entitlement to reasonable paid time off for undertaking union duties. However, there is no such entitlement to paid time off for undertaking union activities.

2. The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 requires the CPS to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of facility time within the organisation for those employees who are TU representatives.

3. The data for the CPS for the reporting period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 is shown below.

Relevant Union Officials

4. What was the total number of employees at the CPS who were relevant union officials from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

Number of employees who were relevant
union officials
Full-time equivalent number of employees who
were relevant union officials
6965.40

Total amount of time spent on facility time

5. What was the total amount of time spent on facility time by employees at the CPS who were relevant
union officials employed from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

Time spent on facility time (hours)12,282

Percentage of time spent on facility time

6. How many of the employees at the CPS who were relevant union officials employed from 1 April 2019 to
31 March 2020 spent a) 0%, b) 1%-50%, c) 51%-99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time?

Percentage of timeNumber of employees
0%10
1-50%59
51-99%0
100%0

Total amount of time spent on paid facility time

7. What was the total amount of time spent on paid facility time by employees at the CPS who were relevant union officials employed from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

Time spent on facility time (hours)12,282

Paid trade union activities

8. As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees at the CPS who were relevant union officials from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 on paid trade union activities?

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours0

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

9. What percentage of the CPS’ total pay bill was spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

Total cost of facility time£331,993
Total pay bill£341,782,000
Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time0.10

Crown Prosecution Service
July 2020

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Crown Prosecution Service Facility time report for 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020
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