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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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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  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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)

  29. 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)

  30. 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

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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

  47. 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.

  48. 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

  49. 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).

  50. 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.