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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Staff death protocol

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-ill-health/death-in-service.pdf

    This guidance outlines the actions to be taken when an employee dies in service.

  4. Wellbeing Review

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

    To consider the ‘supply side’ of wellbeing provision in the university and provide a single definition of the term ‘wellbeing’ to facilitate wider conversation.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Right to work checks

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-rights-to-work/right-to-work-in-the-uk-procedure-and-flowchart.pdf

    Provides information and guidance on how to conduct a right to work check and prevent illegal working and to ensure the University is compliant with immigration rules.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. HR policy approval

    Password protected https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff/internal/hr-policy-approval-procedure.pdf

    Sets out the procedure to be followed when reviewing HR-related documentation including, polices, procedures and guidance notes.

  13. 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.

  14. Annual leave policy

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

    Provides guidance on the annual and statutory leave process and information on closure days.

  15. Capability (poor performance): FAQs

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

    Frequently asked questions for the employee and line manager.

  16. Dignity & Respect at Work: FAQs

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

    Frequently asked questions for employee and line manager.

  17. Starting salary policy

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

    Provides guidance on the new joiner salary process.

  18. Guidance for the use of Flexible Worker Assignments (Contract for Services)

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-recruitment-flexible-workers/flexible_worker_guidance.pdf

    Provide information about the use of Flexible Worker Assignments.

  19. Adoption leave

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

    To provide information to employees adopting a child regarding their eligibility to adoption leave and pay.

  20. Shared parental leave

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

    This document outlines the eligibility and procedure for taking Shared Parental Leave.

  21. Hybrid working interim guide

    Password protected https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-flexible-working/internal/hybrid-working-interim-guide.pdf

    Provides a framework for the introduction of hybrid working as Covid restrictions are lifted and staff are able to return to working from University premises.

  22. Maternity leave

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

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  23. Overseas working

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-recruitment/overseas-working.pdf

    This procedure provides an overview of the process to be followed when recruiting new employees who will be based overseas or posting existing employees to work overseas on a long-term basis.

  24. Employee visa and immigration FAQ’s

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-rights-to-work/immigration-employee-faqs.pdf

    Provides information on visa regulations.

  25. Visa and immigration FAQ’s: For line managers

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-rights-to-work/immigration-manager-faq.pdf

    Provides information on visa regulations.

  26. Information for international staff

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-recruitment/information-for-international-staff.pdf

    General/useful information for new joiners of University of St Andrews.

  27. Immigration reimbursement policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-rights-to-work-immigration/immigration-reimbursement-policy.pdf

    This policy sets out the University’s approach to the reimbursement of immigration costs.

  28. Conditions of employment by grade

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

    Summary of employee conditions.

  29. Capability policy – poor performance

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-performance-management/capability-policy-poor-performance.pdf

    This policy sets out the procedure for addressing concerns around poor performance and persistent short-term absence.

  30. Capability policy: For long-term absence

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-ill-health/capability-policy-for-long-term-absence.pdf

    This policy may be used where an employee has been absent from work on a long-term, but not necessarily continuous basis due to ill health.

  31. Redundancy policy

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

    This document outlines the approach to be adopted in cases of potential redundancy situations.

  32. Redeployment policy

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

    This document outlines the circumstances in which redeployment for employees within the University will be considered.

  33. Probation policy for support staff

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-probation/probation-policy-for-support-staff.pdf

    Outlines the procedure and management of the probationary period for Support staff.

  34. Guidance note for conducting redundancy consultation meetings for the expiry of FTCs

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-redundancy/conducting-redundancy-consultation-meetings-for-the-expiry-of-fixed-term-contracts.pdf

    Sets out the procedure for line managers or PI’s to follow when an FTC is due to expire.

  35. 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.

  36. Resolution policy

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

    To assist those in conflict or disagreement to seek resolution using informal means.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. Agency workers

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

    Provides guidance on agency worker rights.

  43. USS flexibilities

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

    Guidance regarding changes to USS

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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

  50. Pronoun guidance

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-equality-diversity-and-inclusion-gender-non-binary/pronoun-guidance.pdf

    To provide guidance to staff and students about using pronouns.