You state that the OPCC employs 15 people but the website stated then and still states:-
"Employees of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire. The total head count of people employed by the OPCC is 31 of which 21 are within the Communications, PR, Engagement and Consultation Teams." (My underlining) It then went on to detail that 24 were female and 7 female. 24 + 7 = 31.
It also stated that:-
"There are currently 21 employees of the OPCC under the remit of an administrative review."
Under "Vacancies" @ 03/15 it states:-
"...are looking to appoint five people to the new ethics, integrity and complaints committee." And then further down the OPCC has a vacancy for a "Performance and Evaluation Co-ordinator." Therefore, the new total would be 37 after these appointments.
So, either your figures are wrong, or the website is wrong or is misleading the public.
From the latest update on the website I see the Chief Executive had a salary increase of 6.6% since last year and the Chief Finance Officer an increase of 3.2%. How can these be justified when police officers are lucky to get 1% and their budget is being cut by £34M according to Simon Cole?
Only three salaries are identified and the relevant structure does not identify any of the pay grades of the remaining staff that you refer to. Please advise what these salary ranges are?
I still think that the majority of the budget is being wasted on salaries, which is unacceptable to the tax paying public.
Are you seriously trying to tell me that nobody knows how much the old Police Authority cost? I have already stated that PA salaries were some £250,000 so what were their additional costs?
So, when did the PA cease to exist? In November 2013 Clive Loader told us that it would continue alongside the PCC for some time.
The fact that the Chief Executive post is required by law goes to show what a ridiculous set up the whole PCC is. A company with a larger turnover than the PCC and more employees wouldn’t necessarily have a CE. This is typical mandate laid down by people who have no idea how to run an organisation, in other words just create more "jobs for the boys" at inflated salaries.
I am glad to see a Finance Manager no longer appears in the Organisational Structure.
Question 7 & 8
My statement was correct based on the Organisational Structure dated 09/14 where the Head of Governance had two Governance Support Officers, an Administrator, and a PA to the PCC.
I see (03/15 version) he now has a Governance Officer and an Assurance Officer so they have dropped one and changed the name of another. Please explain what a Governance and Assurance officers do?
I find it hard to believe that after two years they are still playing about with staff numbers and names. When are they going to finalise the structure and start doing some real work?
As above, they are still playing with names and numbers after two years. Please tell me what the new Planning and Performance Co-ordinator is Planning and Co-ordinating as you failed to tell me what the previous named individuals were doing?
They are still playing with names and numbers. So what are the Commissioning Manager and his support officer going to Commission? I see they have created yet another new role, Head of Partnerships & Commissioning, so who is he going to Partner and Commission? Sounds like fancy names for non-jobs.
There was an Engagement & Consultation Manager in the 09/14 structure. I see they have created another two roles, Head of Policy Strategy with a Policy & Research Officer, so what on earth are they going to do?
You failed to mention the Communications and PR Manager who now seems to have disappeared off the Organisational Structure. So, who is going to communicate with the public in future? Presumably the manager in the police force which means the PCC is no longer self-regulating and the police could veto the PCC output. Is that acceptable?
I think my comment that not much original thought has gone into the organisational structure, and no thought as to whether the positions are necessary, has been confirmed by the chaotic changes in roles and structure that have taken place just since September 2014.