Financial Assistance consultation results out

#3
WH,

You need to have words with your Unit Employer Support Officer - s/he should have been sent 4 posters to be distributed around the Sqns.

msr
 
#6
There are c.150 TA units who must have all known about it - not even they could be bothered to respond. Not exactly looking out for their guys' interests are they?
 
#9
msr said:
WH,

You need to have words with your Unit Employer Support Officer - s/he should have been sent 4 posters to be distributed around the Sqns.

msr
After your post i rang the unit to ask who it was, the clerk (full-time) didnt know, nor did the Chief Clerk, nor it appears the PSAO 8O Indeed most questions were met with.Who?...Never heard of em' :roll:
 
#10
If the army can get mobilisation letters to us (albeit late with mistakes in the address etc) why can't they send us letters informing us of the consultation process and the ways in which we could contribute? Could the budget not stretch to 40,000 or so mailshots or did they not really want too many people to reply in case they got responses they did n't like?
 

Mr Happy

LE
Moderator
#11
this post merged by MSR to here from my starting a new thread - well done to MSR for keeping everything nice and tidy, Pirbright misses you...

Guys, as you may have known there was an online questionaire for squaddies, sailors, airmen, officers, wives, employers, penguins, etc to respond to questions regarding mobilisation and particularly pay etc. The results are below in .pdf format.

http://www.financialassistance.mod.uk/files/pdf/Consultation_Results_Report.pdf
 

Mr Happy

LE
Moderator
#12
My immediate concerns are:

a) 137 respondents was too low a figure for the doc to be taken seriously.
b) Too much whining (YES all points are valid but when presented together they become a forest of complaints)
c) Too much of a wake up call for the government and it'll be shelved

on the plus side:

1. Some excellent responses
2. Some senior responses and responses on behalf of important bodies
3. I was really glad it (the consultation exercise) happened.
 
#13
WhiteHorse said:
msr said:
WH,

You need to have words with your Unit Employer Support Officer - s/he should have been sent 4 posters to be distributed around the Sqns.

msr
After your post i rang the unit to ask who it was, the clerk (full-time) didnt know, nor did the Chief Clerk, nor it appears the PSAO 8O Indeed most questions were met with.Who?...Never heard of em' :roll:
Try asking them who your RESO (Regional Employer Support Officer at Bde) and Regional Sabre Campaign Director are.

msr
 
#14
Army's mission - generating forces..go figure!

Getting people to Chilwell and into the sand-pit etc. is a priority task; helping them is one for slow-time as it actually slows down force generation...once they have warm bodies then the toss they give is not of the highest IMHO/Ex. Problems can be delayed, slow-timed and generally dithered about until hopefully in six months time the Regular Army doesn't have to care too much because it all falls back on the parent (i.e. TA) unit.

Actually TA mobilised troops have it easy, talk to any reservist!!
 
#16
Like most people on this thread, knew nothing about it...

I claimed RHA on Telic 2 and it helped my wife and I no end.

Had I known about the survey I would have responded.

Most Reservists first contact with financial assistance is their call up papers and at Chilwell. It would be a good idea for all Reservists to be briefed on the consequences of call up when they join,(I was never ever briefed), also at least once a year... make it a TA ITD if necessary, if thats what it takes. It certainly would make our PSI's life easy, as for one night a year, thats a whole evening's training taken care of!

Perhaps having done this the MOD should revisit this subject.

I agree its an appallingly low number of respondants,.. but the answer is in this thread.. people did not know about it or problably did not understand the implications of it.
 

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