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Issue 71 31 August 2007 The Bulletin has been improved for easier on-screen reading. It now summaries new content placed on Epic (http://npsintranet.probation.gsi.gov.uk/index.htm) in the previous week and significant messages that have been circulated on the Chief Officer gateway. Articles can now be read by either scrolling down the page or by clicking the titles below: 186/07 187/07 188/07 189/07 'Accelerate to' Diversity Leadership Programme NPS Annual Conference Appointments Issued Recently

186/07 'ACCELERATE TO' DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
Applications for 'Accelerate to' are now being invited for the next two year cohort (cohort 4) which will commence in December 2007. 'Accelerate To' is an intensive two-year Positive Action Learning and Development programme designed for minority ethnic and disabled middle and senior managers. The programme comprises quarterly two day residential events; action learning set meetings, individual coaching and mentoring and a work placement. It will be tailored to meet individual requirements, while addressing some common needs in making the transition to senior management. The application form and guidance information can be downloaded from Epic, and there is also a briefing note for managers who will need to endorse the application. Two 'Discovery Days' will take place for interested staff on 19th September 2007 at Manchester Probation HQ and 1st October at the Chadwick Street Recreation Centre, Westminster, London. FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information please contact: Email: omar.ralph@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 020 7217 5693 Epic: Navigate from Home>Support Service>Diversity>'Accelerate to' Diversity Leadership Programme Back to the top

187/07 NPS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
This year’s NPS staff conference will take place on November 21 and 22 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham. This is a very large hotel near the NEC and Birmingham Airport which can accommodate all delegates. The subject of the conference is offender management. Spaces will be allocated according to the usual format and details of how to register will be issued in about a month’s time.

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FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information please contact: Email: susan.lord@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 020 7217 8445 Sent to Chief Officers via the Chief Officer Gateway – 28 August 2007 Back to the top

188/07 APPOINTMENTS
David Griffiths has taken up a new role, on a temporary basis, as Programme Director for System Architecture within the Commissioning and Partnerships Directorate. This is an important NOMS initiative to address regulation, market development and accountabilities. Anton Obholzer is the Acting Programme Director of the Probation Change Programme whilst David is on this assignment. Sent to Chief Officers via the Chief Officer Gateway – 29 August 2007 Back to the top

189/07 ISSUED RECENTLY
Probation Circulars 2007: PC29 Post Release Enforcement – Licence Conditions This circular contains guidance on: • Standard licence conditions and the application of non-standard additional licence conditions; • The use of additional licence conditions, particularly those relating to exclusion zones, victim contact and electronic monitoring; • The process for varying additional licence conditions; and • The process for the cancellation of the supervision element of a life licence. PC28 Drug Testing on Licence – Revised List of Trigger Offences The Fraud Act 2006 made changes to the trigger offences applicable to drug testing on licence with effect from 15 January 2007. The Act included a technical error that has now been corrected by means of legislation (the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2007, S.I. 2007/2171) that came into force on 1 August 2007 Issued 16 August Issued 17 August

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