Civil Service reform faqs

1. I am a civil servant applying for a role on promotion. What will my terms and conditions of service be if employed by ORR?

If being successful in this application means you are promoted you will adopt the modernised terms and conditions as set out in the table below.

2. I am a civil servant who is on modernised terms and conditions I am applying for a post at, or equivalent to, my existing grade. What will my terms and conditions of service be if employed by ORR?

A move at your existing grade will mean that you will be employed on the modernised terms and conditions as set out in the table below.

3. I am a civil servant who is not on modernised terms and conditions. I am applying for a post at, or equivalent to, my existing grade. What will my terms and conditions of service be if employed by ORR?

A move at your existing grade will mean that you will be employed on the existing Terms and Conditions of ORR as set out in the table below. 

4. How do I know if I am on modernised terms and conditions?

If you joined the Civil Service before April 2013, and have not been promoted since this date you are not on modernised T&Cs. If you joined the Civil Service or have been promoted after this date and are unsure whether or not you are on modernised T&Cs, please contact your HR Department.   

5. What if my move is compulsory?

If you are moved on a compulsory basis, the above would apply where it won't result in a detrimental change.   

6. I am not a civil servant. What will my terms and conditions be if employed by ORR?

You will adopt the modernised terms and conditions as set out in the table below. 

Existing terms and conditions Modernised terms and conditions
Starting on 27 days annual leave increasing to 30 days Starting on 25 days annual leave increasing to 30 days
2.5 privilege leave days 1 privilege leave day (Queen's birthday)

36 hours per week for London staff

37 hours per week for regional staff

37 hours per week for all staff
Occupational sick pay: 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay in a rolling 4 year period Occupational sick pay linked to length of service. Starting at 1 month full pay and 1 month half pay increasing to 5 months full pay and 5 months half pay.

Mobility clause for non-admin staff to any ORR office in the UK

All staff can be moved within reasonable travelling distance of current location

Broad mobility clause covering all civil service organisations in the UK