Napo was pleased to receive confirmation this week that HMPPS has agreed to provide one day’s facility time for members from each NPS Division to attend The Napo Annual Conference on Friday 5th October. Employee Relations has also asked Divisional Heads to “look favourably on requests for annual leave/time off in lieu to travel on the 4th and also on enabling their attendance at Conference”.
Ian Lawrence immediately wrote to CRCs, PBNI and Cafcass, asking them to consider the possibility of mirroring this arrangement and to encourage their staff to apply for special leave, for professional development purposes, to attend the Napo AGM for development purposes.
We have already received a positive response from Working Links where, Wales CRC Probation Director, Dawn Blower, has said that the CRC will “endeavour to support time off for attendance on Friday 5th October”. Staff should request time off from their normal duties via their line manager. Sodexo has, also, offered to facilitate attendance in their six CRCs. National Official, Ranjit Singh, will be getting in touch with branches to discuss how to progress this later this month.
More news as it become available.
You can register to attend AGM online HERE
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