Glossary of terms
2.1 – New employee
Employees contracted on, or by-analogy to, Public Services Commission terms and conditions of service by the Public Services Commission on or after the effective date of the Agreement, in a job role where the terms of this Agreement applied at the time of recruitment.
2.2 – Existing employee
Employees who, prior to the effective date of the Agreement, were appointed or employed or under the offer of employment (either directly or by-analogy) in accordance the Civil Service Regulations or the Whitley Council Memorandum of Agreement.
2.3 – Department
The Department, Board, Office, or other public sector organisation to which employees are deployed.
2.4 – Public Services Commission (PSC)
The employing authority of civil servants and manual and craft workers employed in accordance with the Public Services Commission Act 2015.
2.5 – Local government
Local Authorities (including joint committees) within the meaning of the Local Government Act.
2.6 – Government employee
Employees who are employed in accordance with all public sector Terms and Conditions excluding Civil Service and Whitley Council.
2.7 – Casual worker
A worker who is employed on an 'as and when required' basis, where there is no mutuality of obligation. Includes workers engaged on bank, relief and zero hours contracts.
2.8 – Seasonal worker
A worker who is employed to carry out work which is only carried out during certain seasons of the year (for example TT-related support staff or conductors on IOM Railways).
2.9 – Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC)
PSC negotiating forum for pay, terms and conditions.
2.10 – Conditioned hours
The number of hours that employees are required to work per week are called 'conditioned hours.'
These hours may vary depending on the terms of appointment (ie whether employees are employed on a full or part time basis).
2.11 – Conditioned Overtime
This is guaranteed overtime which the employer is contractually obliged to offer to the employee and which the employee is contractually obliged to perform.
2.12 – Overtime
Overtime working is paid work carried out, at the request of the employer, by the employee in excess of conditioned hours.
2.13 – Former pay scales
Refers to pay scales in operation immediately before the effective date of this Agreement, for existing employees and includes all allowances and local agreements in place at that time.
2.14 – Time Off in Lieu
As an alternative to payment for overtime, employees may be granted time-off in lieu equal to the overtime hours worked.
Time off in lieu may be taken, hour for hour, subject to management approval.