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I. REQUIREMENT TO WORK ON A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Section 2.6 of the Police Officer Handbook

ScenarioEntitlement
Less than 8 days’ noticeMinimum 4 hours’ payment or TOIL at double time and relevant travelling time and another Public Holiday.
8 or more days’ noticeMinimum 4 hours’ payment or TOIL at double time and relevant travelling time.


Key Elements:

  • Applies to constables, sergeants and acting inspectors.
  • Compensation can be payment or time off in lieu at the officer’s choice.
  • The force day will consist of a period of 24 hours period commencing at 0700, unless a different time is otherwise fixed.
  • In assessing the number of days’ notice given, the day after the officer is made aware of the changes in the roster will count as the first day.  The day that was to have been a public holiday will not be included in the total.
  • Where an acting inspector performs duties on a public holiday, they will be compensated according to the rules governing sergeants’ entitlement in respect of public holidays.
  • Relevant travelling time of 45 minutes each way will only be paid in full if the total time claimed does not exceed 6 hours i.e. If 5.5 hours worked, only 0.5 hours travelling time is paid.
  • Inspectors and chief inspectors required to work on a public holiday are entitled to another public holiday.

Example 1:

Officer works into public holiday immediately following normal period of duty (i.e. nightshift into a public holiday).  If the officer is rostered to work on that public holiday then they will be entitled to payment or TOIL for a minimum of 4 hours at double time.

Example 2:

Officer works into public holiday immediately following normal period of duty (i.e. nightshift into a public holiday).  If the officer is not rostered to work on that public holiday then they will be entitled to payment or TOIL for a minimum of 4 hours at double time and another public holiday.

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