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The Police Service of Scotland (Performance) Regulations 2013

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3.—(1) Despite their revocation by paragraph 2, the 1996 Regulations continue to have effect on and after 1st April 2013 as they had effect immediately before that date, with the modifications set out in paragraph 10, where—

(a)unsatisfactory performance by an individual to whom those Regulations applied (by virtue of regulation 3 of those Regulations) came to the attention of that individual’s reporting officer before 1st April 2013;

(b)proceedings under those Regulations in relation to that individual’s performance were not concluded before that date; and

(c)the individual in respect of whom those proceedings were taking place is a transferred constable.

(2) In this paragraph, “reporting officer” has the meaning given by regulation 2 of the 1996 Regulations as it applied immediately before 1st April 2013.

(3) For the purpose of sub-paragraph (1)(b), where the individual whose performance was being examined was not required to attend an inefficiency hearing, proceedings are to be treated as having been concluded—

(a)in a case where that individual’s performance was, following a first interview, not found to be unsatisfactory, on the date on which the individual was informed of that outcome;

(b)in a case where that individual’s performance was found to have improved sufficiently by the end of the period specified in accordance with regulation 6(3)(d) of those Regulations, on the date on which the individual was informed of that outcome; or

(c)in a case where that individual’s performance was found to have improved sufficiently by the end of the period specified in accordance with regulation 10(4)(d) of those Regulations, on the date on which the individual was informed in writing in accordance with regulation 12(1)(b) of those Regulations.

(4) Sub-paragraph (5) applies where, at the conclusion of an inefficiency hearing—

(a)the performance of the individual who was the subject of the hearing was found, in accordance with regulation 16(1) of those Regulations, to be unsatisfactory; and

(b)a disposal other than that mentioned in regulation 17(1)(c) of those Regulations was made.

(5) Where this sub-paragraph applies, for the purpose of sub-paragraph (1)(b) proceedings are to be treated as having been concluded—

(a)unless regulation 19(8) of the 1996 Regulations applies, on the date on which the period specified in regulation 19(6) of those Regulations for sending a notice of appeal has expired; or

(b)where a notice of appeal was sent within that period or has been accepted late in accordance with regulation 19(8) of those Regulations, on the date on which a decision was sent in accordance with regulation 21(7) of those Regulations.

(6) Sub-paragraph (7) applies where at the conclusion of an inefficiency hearing—

(a)the performance of the individual who was the subject of the hearing was found, in accordance with regulation 16(1) of the 1996 Regulations, to be unsatisfactory; and

(b)the disposal mentioned in regulation 17(1)(c) of those Regulations was made.

(7) Where this sub-paragraph applies, for the purpose of sub-paragraph (1)(b) proceedings are to be treated as having been concluded—

(a)where no notice of appeal was sent in accordance with regulation 19(6) of the 1996 Regulations or, as the case may be, received late in accordance with regulation 19(8) of those Regulations, on the date on which a copy of the decision of the chairman of the inefficiency hearing was sent in accordance with regulation 18(4) of those Regulations; or

(b)where such a notice was sent or, as the case may be, received late—

(i)in a case where the disposal was quashed in accordance with regulation 21(4)(b)(i) of the 1996 Regulations, on the date that decision was sent in accordance with paragraph (7) of that regulation; or

(ii)in any other case, on the date on which a copy of the decision of the chairman of the inefficiency hearing was sent in accordance with regulation 18(4) of those Regulations.

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