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Badging, level transfer and returning to the Government Statistician Group (GSG)

Policy details

Metadata item Details
Publication date:1 April 2016
Author:GSS recruitment team
Approver:Head of GSS Recruitment
Who this is for:Members of the Government Statistical Service

Brief description:

This guidance contains information on:

  • the badging process for new entrants into the GSG
  • GSG level transfers within the same department and between different departments
  • how long you can work outside the GSG before “re-entry” is required
  • how to keep your GSG membership while working outside of the profession

Review frequency:

This guidance is reviewed every two years.


Date Changes
1 November 2019

The GSS Recruitment policy and procedures documents have been updated to reflect the changes, primarily the introduction of Civil Service behaviours to replace competencies. At the same time the eligibility criteria to apply for GSS posts has been expanded to accept applications from those who have achieved or are on track to achieve a level 4 apprenticeship including at least 2 years in a statistical/data analysis field in government and are able to demonstrate continuous professional development in statistics/data analysis (via a CPD log book signed off by a manager or mentor who are members of the statistical profession).



GSG guidance on badging, level transfer and returning to the GSG (PDF, 0.13MB)


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