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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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).

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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)

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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. 

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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)

  41. Course booking policy and attendance etiquette (for events booked through PDMS)

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-organisational-development-training-administration/pdms-course-booking-policy-and-attendance-etiquette.pdf

    To ensure appropriate process is followed during the booking/requesting of places on events, and to encourage appropriate behaviour when attending events.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. CAPOD course booking policy and attendance etiquette

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-organisational-development-training-administration/capod-course-booking-policy-and-attendance-etiquette.pdf

    To ensure appropriate process is followed during the booking/requesting of places on CAPOD events, and to encourage appropriate behaviour when attending events.

  48. 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.

  49. Safeguarding of children, vulnerable adults and prevention of radicalisation

    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/policy/staff-employee-relations-protection-of-vulnerable-groups/safeguarding-of-children-vulnerable-adults-prevention-of-radicalisation-policy.pdf

    Provides information to employees regarding the University’s obligation to protect children and vulnerable adults who are at risk of harm, abuse, neglect, exploitation, discrimination or being drawn into radicalisation.