Human Resources is responsible for supporting the University through the delivery of a comprehensive HR service which develops and adopts relevant people management strategies, provides a range of professional support, information and expert advice consistent with employment legislation and best practice.
Even with all the information on our website, it may be that you still can't find the answer to something, or you don't even know where to begin, or you don't feel you can talk to someone face-to-face but would rather email first - then why not Ask humres? This is an email service provided by Human Resources for employees needing advice on any aspect of employment within the University. Employees can contact Human Resources with any query - large or small - and will receive a response within two working days.
If you have any comments or questions about our site or service, please send an email or contact us directly on 01334 463096.
Strike Action - Tuesday 3 December 2013
The University has been notified by UCU, UNISON and UNITE that its members in St Andrews will be asked to support a second day of strike action on Tuesday 3 December 2013. The action is a result of the trade unions rejecting the nationally negotiated pay offer for 2013.
Strike Action - FAQ (PDF, 195 KB)
If you have any queries, please contact Human Resources on ext 3096 or email.
Christmas Closure 2013
The Principal’s Office has confirmed that for operational reasons the University will be officially closed on Friday 3 January 2014. The University will therefore be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2013 until Friday 3 January 2014 inclusive.
You will not be required to use additional annual leave, nor will any pro-rated entitlement arise for staff not contracted to work on 3 January 2014.
Details regarding specific closure arrangements can be obtained via the following link:- Christmas and New Year Closure Arrangements 2013 (Word, 50 KB)
Change to Workplace Pensions
New legislation relating to workplace pensions requires employers to automatically enrol specific groups of their workers into a pension scheme. For the University, the date from which we need to implement auto enrolment is 1 July 2013.
If you are already an active member of one of the University’s pension schemes (USS, S&LAS, NERC) there will be no change for you as a result of auto enrolment.
More information on auto enrolment can be found on the auto enrolment page.
Annual Leave Changes
In order to align the beginning of the annual leave entitlement with the financial year and other planning processes, the University is changing the start date for the calculation of annual leave to 1st August. This will take effect on 1st August 2013.