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  1. RDS: FAQs for the reviewee

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

    Frequently asked questions regarding the RDS process (for the reviewee)

  2. RDS: FAQs for the reviewer

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

    Frequently asked questions regarding the RDS process (for the reviewer)

  3. Consultancy Policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-external-work/consultancy-policy.pdf

    The purpose of this policy is to define consultancy activities and to encourage consultancy within a supportive environment with relevant agreements. Feedback on the Consultancy Policy during the pilot phase (1 Feb 2021 – 1 Feb 2022) can be sent

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Promotions Procedures 2021

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

    Academic Staff (Education and Research Focused, Education Focused, Research Focused) applying for Grades 7, 8 or 9

  10. Policy and Guidance on Trans Staff and Students

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-equality-diversity-and-inclusion-trans/trans-policy.pdf

    This policy provides guidance on supporting Trans staff and students.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-equality-diversity-and-inclusion-review/equality-policy.pdf

    Committed to respect and fair treatment for everyone, eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality of opportunity and delivering fairness to all.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. CEED funding for external courses policy

    Password protected https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-organisational-development-training-administration/internal/ceed-funding-for-external-courses-policy.pdf

    To provide guidance on the PGR External Courses fund

  21. Intellectual Property Policy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-external-work/intellectual-property-policy.pdf

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on the University’s approach to the protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property. Feedback on the Intellectual Property Policy during the pilot phase (1 Feb 2021 – 1 Feb 2022) can be sent

  22. 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.

  23. Bridging fund

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

    Procedure for Head of Schools/Units or PI’s or Line Managers to request funding to bridge payment between grant outcomes.

  24. 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

  25. Suicide Prevention Strategy

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-health-and-well-being/suicide-prevention-strategy.pdf

    This strategy details the responsibilities, roles and processes through which we seek to prevent suicide and address the consequences when, despite best practice and sustained support, a tragic death of this kind does occur.

  26. 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).

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  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. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Declaration of Interests

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-external-work/declaration-of-interests-policy.pdf

    The purpose of this policy is to provide processes for individuals to reflect on their interests and to mitigate any potential conflicts of interest if and when they arise. Feedback on the policy during the pilot phase (1 Feb 2021 – 1 Feb 2022)

  34. 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.

  35. Smoke free policy

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

    Provides information on the Universities obligation to be a smoke free organisation and provides support and advice on how to stop smoking.

  36. 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.

  37. Academic review and development

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-progression-and-development-performance-management/academic-review-and-development-policy.pdf

    Outlines the procedure to manage the annual performance and development review for academic employees.

  38. 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.

  39. Review and development scheme (RDS) for Professional staff cohort

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-progression-and-development-performance-management/review-and-development-scheme-for-support-staff.pdf

    Outlines the procedure to manage the annual performance and development review for support staff.

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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. 

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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)