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  1. Points based system - responsibilities

    Password protected https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-rights-to-work-immigration/internal/points-based-system-responsiblities.pdf

    Outlines the responsibilities of the employee, Head of School/Unit and HR to ensure compliance with UKVI legislation.

  2. Career break policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-annual-leave-and-other-absence-career-break/career-break.pdf

    This policy has been developed to enable employees to request an extended period of unpaid time away from work in order to balance their career with other commitments, responsibilities and interests. 

  3. Severance policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-severance/severance-policy.pdf

    To set out the University’s policy on the payment of compensation to staff on the termination of their employment (other than the ending of a fixed term contract/ redundancy/Voluntary Severance Early Retirement (VSER) situation).

  4. Secondment policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-progression-and-development-secondment/secondment-policy.pdf

    This policy sets out the University’s approach to secondments, the basis on which they may be taken and how they should be managed.

  5. Sickness absence policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-annual-leave-and-other-absence-ill-health/sickness-absence-policy.pdf

    Outlines the procedure for the management of sickness absence within the University.

  6. Leaving the university

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-leaving-the-university/leaving-the-university.pdf

    This document provides employees with guidance on leaving the University.

  7. Alcohol, drug and substance misuse policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-health-and-well-being-controlled-substances/alcohol-drug-and-substance-misuse-policy.pdf

    Provides information on the use of alcohol, drug and substance misuse in the University and/or representing the University.

  8. Framework agreement

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-pay-and-benefits-pay-rates-arrangements/framework-agreement.pdf

    This paper details the agreement reached between the University of St Andrews, AMICUS, UCU, and UNISON on Assimilation Principles for the new 52-point scale.

  9. Policy on the use of fixed term and standard contracts

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-contract-management/policy-on-the-use-of-fixed-term-and-standard-contracts.pdf

    Outlines the appropriate use of fixed term contracts and expectations of employees employed on these contracts.

  10. Removal and relocation policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-pay-and-benefits-relocation-and-resettlement/relocation-and--removals.pdf

    Provides information on the University’s relocation package for eligible employees.

  11. Visitors from overseas guidance

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-rights-to-work-immigration/visitors-from-overseas-a-guide-for-schools1.pdf

    Immigration guidance for overseas visitors

  12. Stress policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-health-and-well-being-mental-health/stress-policy.pdf

    Outlines the approach to the prevention and management of occupational stress throughout the University.

  13. Starting salary policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-pay-and-benefits-pay-rates-arrangements/starting-salary-policy.pdf

    Provides guidance on new joiner salary process.

  14. Protection of vulnerable groups and criminal records check policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-recruitment-protection-of-vulnerable-groups/pvg-and-criminal-record-check-policy.pdf

    Provides information on roles that in scope and covered under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

  15. Personal relationships at work

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-conduct-management/personal-relationships-at-work-policy.pdf

    Provides guidance on managing personal relationships between members of the University community and University students

  16. Caring fund

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-annual-leave-and-other-absence-family-friendly-leave/caring-fund-procedure.pdf

    Offers information and guidance on how to apply for financial assistance to cover childcare or other caring expenses associated with attending pre-approved work-related events.

  17. Fixed term contracts – briefing paper for the principal investigators and line managers

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-redundancy/ftc-guidance-briefing-paper-for-the-pi.pdf

    High level overview of the procedure for line managers and PI's to follow when a fixed term contract expires.

  18. Salary sacrifice

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-retirement/salary-sacrifice.pdf

    Guidance on Salary Sacrifice for employees in the USS and S&LAS Pension Schemes.

  19. Retirement policy (fixed retirement age)

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-retirement/retirement-policy.pdf

    This policy sets out the basis for the University’s decision to have a fixed retirement age for all employees.

  20. Overtime policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-pay-and-benefits-pay-rates-arrangements/overtime-policy.pdf

    Provide guidance to managers and employees on the operation of overtime.

  21. Adverse weather

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-annual-leave-and-other-absence/adverse-weather.pdf

    To provide guidance to staff in the event of a difficulty in attending work due to adverse/severe weather conditions.

  22. Pay rates and arrangements for hourly paid teaching staff (including PGR tutors)

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-pay-and-benefits-pay-rates-arrangements/pay-rates-and-arrangements-for-hourly-paid-teaching-staff-including-pgr-tutors.pdf

    Information on employees who are paid hourly rates for teaching.

  23. Workplace coaching policy

    Password protected https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-organisational-development-mentoring-and-coaching/internal/capod-coaching-policy.pdf

    To inform University staff about the terms and process for participation in the institutional workplace coaching programme as a coachee and to set out both standards and process for participation as a coach.

  24. Retention and recognition payments

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-pay-and-benefits-reward-and-recognition/retention-and-recognition-payments.pdf

    Set out the University’s position on retention and recognition payments.

  25. Grading review

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-pay-and-benefits-job-evaluation/grading-review-policy.pdf

    Provides guidance on requesting a re-grading of a role due to a substantive change in role requirements.

  26. Recognition agreement between the University and the recognised Trade Unions

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-industrial-relations/recognition-agreement-between-the-university-and-the-recognised-trade-unions.pdf

    Recognition agreement between the University and the recognised trade unions.

  27. Annual leave

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-annual-leave-and-other-absence/annual-leave.pdf

    Provides guidance on the annual leave process

  28. Disciplinary procedure

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-conduct-management/disciplinary-procedure.pdf

    To be referred to in cases where there are possible issues of misconduct.

  29. Antenatal appointment

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-annual-leave-and-other-absence-family-friendly-leave/antenatal-appointment-policy.pdf

    Guidance around taking time off to attend antenatal appointments.

  30. Cycle to Work scheme

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-health-and-well-being-physical-health/cycle_to_work.pdf

    FAQs regarding the Cycle to Work Scheme.

  31. Cycle to work: Internal process

    Password protected https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-health-and-well-being-physical-health/internal/cycle_to_work_internal_process.pdf

    This document outlines the step by step process for an employee wanting to buy a bike through the Cycle to Work Scheme (C2WS) using Green Commute Initiative (GCI)

  32. Gender-based violence (including Sexual Misconduct)

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-dignity-and-respect/gender-based-violence.pdf

    This policy sets out the procedure for raising and responding to disclosures of GBV and sexual misconduct.

  33. Code of practice for the employment and management of research staff

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-contract-management/employment-and-management-of-research-staff.pdf

    This guidance sets out the expectations for the employment and management of research staff at the University.

  34. Flexible working

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-flexible-working/flexible-working-policy.pdf

    Sets out how employees can request a change to their working arrangements

  35. Market supplement policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-pay-and-benefits-pay-rates-arrangements/market-supplement-policy.pdf

    To address discrepancy between evaluated grade and market pay rates when there is a retention or recruitment issue.

  36. Agency workers

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-recruitment-agency-workers/agency-worker.pdf

    Provides guidance on agency worker rights.

  37. USS flexibilities

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-retirement/uss-flexiblities.pdf

    Guidance regarding changes to USS

  38. Flexiquette guidance

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-flexible-working/flexiquette-guidelines.pdf

    Guidance developed following feedback provided in our All-staff survey on working in the context of Covid.

  39. Ill-health retirement (for members of S&LAS)

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-retirement/slas-ill-health-retirement.pdf

    Guidance for employees who are members of the S&LAS pension scheme who want to apply for early retirement as a result of ill-health.

  40. Paternity leave policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-annual-leave-and-other-absence-family-friendly-leave/paternity-leave-policy.pdf

    This policy provides information on eligible time off for employees whose partner’s having a baby or adopting a child.

  41. Parental Leave

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-annual-leave-and-other-absence-family-friendly-leave/parental-leave-policy.pdf

    Provides information and guidance for employees to request unpaid leave to look after a child that they have (or expect to have) parental responsibility for.

  42. Employment Verification

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-contract-management/employment_verification.pdf

    Information for individuals requesting an employer verification letter.

  43. Special leave

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-annual-leave-and-other-absence-special-leave/special-leave.pdf

    This policy provides guidance and outlines the procedure on types of leave that may be required that do not necessarily fall under annual leave, family friendly leave (i.e. maternity) or sickness leave provisions.

  44. Menopause guidance

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-health-and-well-being-menopause/menopause-guidance.pdf

    Raise awareness of menopause symptoms and provide a framework for requesting support in the workplace.

  45. StAAR & University Consultancy Processes

    Password protected https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-external-work/internal/staar-&-university-consultancy-process-note.pdf

    The purpose of this document is to map out the individual process steps for supporting a University academic to undertake third-party consultancy work in line with the revised University Consultancy Policy.

  46. Voluntary Severance Scheme

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-severance/voluntary-severance-scheme.pdf

    Procedure to follow to request voluntary severance.

  47. Grievance policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-resolving-workplace-disputes/grievance-policy.pdf

    This policy sets out the framework for raising, addressing and resolving concerns in the workplace.

  48. Dignity and respect at work

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-dignity-and-respect/dignity-and-respect-at-work-policy.pdf

    This policy sets out the procedure for raising, addressing and resolving concerns about individual or organisational behaviour in regard to bullying, harassment, discrimination or victimisation.

  49. Expenses policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-pay-and-benefits-expenses/staff-expenses.pdf

    To provide guidance and instructions on the expense procedure.

  50. Smart working

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-flexible-working/smart-working.pdf

    Provides information on the University’s Smart Working practices.