New Language Pay DIN

#1
...and the news is good for linguists, very good indeed.

In short, the system is a lot fairer and means that everyone should get at least something...as long as you're qualified in one of the operational languages, doing a job that requires it, and have qual'd (or re-qual'd) in the last 3 years.

I can see a lot of people wanting to requalify now as the amounts involved make it worth it.

Well done Sir, and thanks for all your hard work......you know who you are. :)
 
#2
Bagster said:
...and the news is good for linguists, very good indeed.

In short, the system is a lot fairer and means that everyone should get at least something...as long as you're qualified in one of the operational languages, doing a job that requires it, and have qual'd (or re-qual'd) in the last 3 years.

I can see a lot of people wanting to requalify now as the amounts involved make it worth it.

Well done Sir, and thanks for all your hard work......you know who you are. :)
Meaning more work for those of us at DSL-that's 2 beers you owe me Bagster :wink:
 
#4
All that extra cash should just about cover the cost of driving home from Haverfordwest every weekend! :lol:

(Dons MK6a and awaits incoming.....)
 
#8
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
Invicta said:
All that extra cash should just about cover the cost of driving home from Haverfordwest every weekend! :lol:

(Dons MK6a and awaits incoming.....)
and by "weekend", you mean every thursday lunchtime.
...and starting late on mondays too no doubt.
 
#9
"...Officers are reminded that "after duties Friday" means Thursday lunchtime and not Wednesday afternoon".
 
#12
For such an experienced chap you clearly haven't grasped the fact that time, effort and money are irrelevant. It is the circular nature of producing staff work which is all-important.
 
#13
Ops_Offr said:
Anyone got the number for the DIN - can't find it on ArmyNET. (Has it been published yet?)
Ops_Offr; DIN not yet published on Army Net. But if you log on to the Army portal on DII (or whatever system you use at work) you will find it if you search for new DINs. PM me if you cannot find it.

In essence an Expert (Diploma) award (a total of 13 SLP points or more, ie 3334) gives you £11,700 (I think) as the basic language award on completing the course plus almost £24.00 a day on top of that as long as you are in a recognised post that requires you to use your language. If you then do an Op tour, after your 180th day (ie six months) your daily rate of language pay goes up to £35.00'ish a day. After your 4th Op tour (if you can get 4 tours in) the daily award tops out at just over £70.00 per day. Read the DIN for full details and confirm the above figures.

Comes into effect 1 Dec 09, if you're on the current Pilot system you should automatically move into the new scheme.

Not bad eh!

Darth
 
#14
Don't forget that all those figures are taxable and might well push some reletively junior personnel into the 40% tax bracket. That said it is good to see talent and effort being rewarded.
 
#15
devexwarrior said:
Don't forget that all those figures are taxable and might well push some reletively junior personnel into the 40% tax bracket. That said it is good to see talent and effort being rewarded.
BLUF - Still more money though!
 
#16
Darth said:
In essence an Expert (Diploma) award (a total of 13 SLP points or more, ie 3334) gives you £11,700 (I think) as the basic language award on completing the course plus almost £24.00 a day on top of that as long as you are in a recognised post that requires you to use your language. If you then do an Op tour, after your 180th day (ie six months) your daily rate of language pay goes up to £35.00'ish a day. After your 4th Op tour (if you can get 4 tours in) the daily award tops out at just over £70.00 per day. Darth
Jesus fcuking wept!

Mind, I bet the staff at Games Workshops are rubbing their hands in anticipation.
 
#17
Darth said:
Comes into effect 1 Dec 09, if you're on the current Pilot system you should automatically move into the new scheme.
well, that's a bit of a Brucie Bonus! and to think i can barely speak english...

wings - the gift that keeps on giving :D
 
#18
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
Darth said:
Comes into effect 1 Dec 09, if you're on the current Pilot system you should automatically move into the new scheme.
well, that's a bit of a Brucie Bonus! and to think i can barely speak english...

wings - the gift that keeps on giving :D
Brown Wings is that?..................
 
#19
Title: Defence Operational Languages Award Scheme (DOLAS)
...
Replaces: 2008DIN01-024
Reference: 2009DIN01-192
...
Content: The purpose of this DIN is to promulgate a new scheme of financial incentives available
to military linguists in respect of specified operational languages (currently Arabic, Dari/
Farsi, Pashto and Somali). It also serves as notice of extension of the current Pilot
Operational Languages Award Scheme (POLAS) from 1 Oct to 30 Nov 09
...

I got his sent to me as I speak German.

If they had actually read the DIN I assume they wouldn’t have bothered sending it...

Unless there is something in the offing that would make German an operational language. Scheisse...wenigstens gibt's gutes Bier drüben.
 
#20
tearsbeforebedtime said:
Title: Defence Operational Languages Award Scheme (DOLAS)
...
Replaces: 2008DIN01-024
Reference: 2009DIN01-192
...
Content: The purpose of this DIN is to promulgate a new scheme of financial incentives available
to military linguists in respect of specified operational languages (currently Arabic, Dari/
Farsi, Pashto and Somali). It also serves as notice of extension of the current Pilot
Operational Languages Award Scheme (POLAS) from 1 Oct to 30 Nov 09
...

I got his sent to me as I speak German.

If they had actually read the DIN I assume they wouldn’t have bothered sending it...

Unless there is something in the offing that would make German an operational language. Scheisse...wenigstens gibt's gutes Bier drüben.

With that particular choice of avatar I'd almost mistaken you for someone else. But he'd never be caught saying nice things about linguists.... :lol:
 
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