With effect from the 1st April 2003 an officer in the rank of constable, sergeant, inspector or chief inspector who has served a minimum of 12 months at the top of the scale applied to their rank may apply for the competency related threshold payment (CRTP). Within the application they must show that they have demonstrated high professional competence under each of the below national standards:
The officer may include examples relating to performance over the 2 years prior to the date of the application. The completed form is then submitted to the officers immediate line manager who is the assessing officer.
The assessing officer will make comment on the form as to whether or not the examples cited are indicative of high professional competence by the officer. The form will be submitted to the determining officer who will decide whether payment is to be made based on the assessing officers comments.
The process should take no more than 21 days after receipt of the application form by the assessing officer and the applicant will be notified in writing of the decision. It may be extended to 30 days if the assessing or determining officer needs further information.
Payment will take effect from the date they become eligible or date of application which ever is the later. Written feedback will be provided to unsuccessful applicants by the determining officer and verbal feedback from the assessing officer.
An officer may appeal the decision in writing, the grounds of which will be:
The appeals officer will inform the officer of the outcome of the appeal within 21 days of submitting it and it will be final.