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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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)

  28. 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.

  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. 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.

  31. 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)

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  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. 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

  37. 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.

  38. Agency workers

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

    Provides guidance on agency worker rights.

  39. USS flexibilities

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

    Guidance regarding changes to USS

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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)

  47. 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)

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.