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3.2.27 Purpose

3.2.28 Definitions

3.2.29 Member this Division does not apply to

3.2.30 Increment advancement

Guidance

In the total workforce system, the following arrangements apply.

  1. A member of the Permanent Forces may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7.

  2. A member of the Reserves may be described as a member in Service category 2, 3, 4 or 5. The member may or may not be on Service option C.

Guidance

In the total workforce system, a member of the Permanent Forces may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7.

3.2.33 Increment deferral

3.2.34 Effect of pay increases on increments

Guidance

Example: A member began continuous full-time service on 1 September 2003. On 1 December 2003, salary rates increased by 2% under a DFRT Determination. If the competence requirement is met, the member is entitled to a salary increment on 1 September 2004 at the new rate.

3.2.35 Effect of pay grade changes on increments

Guidance

Example: The DFRT approves an increased pay grade for an officer employment category. An affected officer's employment category is moved from pay grade 3 to pay grade 4. The officer's incremental date is not affected by the change. If the officer serves competently and gets their increment, it will be paid at the new increment in pay grade 4.

3.2.36 Promotion after previous service at temporary or acting rank

Guidance

Example: Temporary or acting rank for at least one year.

Guidance

Example: A Flying Officer acted as a Flight Lieutenant for 18 months immediately before they were promoted permanently to Flight Lieutenant. They are entitled to be paid at the first incremental point on promotion. This is as if they had completed one year's service as a substantive Flight Lieutenant. The remainder of six months' acting service cannot be carried over as credit towards the next increment.

Guidance

Example 1: A Sergeant acted as a Warrant Officer Class 2 for three periods totalling one year, during the two years before they were promoted to Warrant Officer Class 2. They are entitled to be paid at the first incremental point on promotion. This is as if they had completed one year's service as a substantive Warrant Officer Class 2.

Example 2: A Captain acted as a Major for a total of two years three months during the four years before they were promoted permanently to Major. Their acting service was not continuous with service on promotion. They are entitled to be paid at the second incremental point on promotion. This is as if they had completed two years' service as a substantive Major. The remainder of three months' acting service cannot be carried over as credit towards the next increment.

3.2.37 Salary – Private Proficient

Guidance

In the total workforce system, a member on Reserve service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5. A member on Service option C is not a member on Reserve service.

3.2.38 Salary on reduction of rank

3.2.39 Salary on promotion to rank previously held

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