Issue details

Defence Employee Recognition Scheme

To approve progression within the Defence Employee Recognition Scheme (DERS) to Silver Award and to strengthen our ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. In October 2021, Cabinet approved the re-signing of the Armed Forces Covenant, which pledged a commitment to apply for the DERS. The DERS encourages employers to support those serving (reservists) or who have served in the armed forces (veterans) and their dependants. It aligns with the Armed Forces Covenant which is a pledge to the Armed Forces Community and their families that they will be given respect and fairness in the United Kingdom that they serve. The DERS encompasses Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards for employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces Community.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/12/2022

Decision due: 24 Apr 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Organisation & Workforce

Lead director: Chief Executive

Department: Chief Executives

Contact: Noelwyn Daniel, Head of ICT and Corporate Policy Email: