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Equivalent Grades, Corresponding Level Grades

Are AP and PO Standard and Higher posts treated the same?

PO and AP standard and higher posts are not independently distinguished on CAF and are all shown as PO and AP posts respectively. [Personnel Officers Guide: Chapter 3, Para 3.11].

Departments and Offices have been asked to ensure that they distinguish clearly between a substantive AP or PO higher post and an AP or PO standard receiving the higher pay scale on a personal basis.  Under the AHCPS PCW 1% settlements (and in the integration in the Revenue Commissioners) some officers were given the higher pay scales on a personal basis.  In these cases, the post held by the recipient is a standard post because the additional payment relates to the person and not to the post.   [Personnel Officers Guide: Chapter 3, Para 3.12].

An AP or PO whose salary was upgraded to the higher scale in a personal capacity is treated as an AP or PO Standard for lateral transfer purposes in allocating standard posts.  In such cases, seniority is counted from the date of appointment as an AP/PO standard.  All references below to AP/PO standard include APs and POs whose salary was upgraded to the higher scale in a personal capacity. [Personnel Officers Guide: Chapter 3, Para 3.13].