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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. 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.

  14. Review and development scheme (RDS) for Professional staff

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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)

  19. 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)

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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).

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.