8.9 Human resources


Introduction

This category covers information on the institution’s strategy and management of human resources, rather than information relating to individual members of staff (exempt from disclosure as personal information).  The information available covers Personnel policies and procedures (including terms and conditions of service and all current versions of the information specified in each class). In some instances information will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information, or information which, if released, may endanger the physical or mental health or the safety of an individual, substantially prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs, or constitute an actionable breach of confidence.

 

Category Name

Category Description

Examples/Comments

Format of information

Fee

Withheld information

Staff profile

Statistical information on staff

Information at institutional level by grade, sex:     Cross-reference to Equality and Diversity, category 12.

Some information is available on the website.

Information not available on the website is available on request

Free

 

Recruitment policies

Policies, statements, procedures and guidelines relating to recruitment

All staff policies and procedures.

Some information is available on the website.

 

 

Employment terms

Generic terms and conditions of employment

Salary grades and scales.

Other Human Resources policies, not covered by any other category.

 

 

 

Performance management

Policies and procedures relating to performance management

Information on probation and appraisal arrangements

Information not available on the website is available on request

Free

 

Promotion

Policies, statements, procedures, guidelines and statistics relating to promotion, re-grading and salary reviews

Statistical information on outcomes

Some information is available on the website.

 

 

Pensions

Policies and guidelines on pension arrangements for staff

Contribution rates (institutional and individual)

Benefits and benefit accrual rates.

Funding valuations of pension schemes

 

 

 

Discipline

Disciplinary procedures and policies

Harassment and bullying policy.

Other Human Resources policies, not covered by any other category, where disciplinary action may follow if breached.

Information not available on the website is available on request

Free

 

Grievance

Grievance procedures and policies

 

Some information is available on the website.

 

 

Employee relations

Collective bargaining and consultation procedures with recognised Trades Unions and Professional Organisations and agreements reached

Agreements reached under these procedures

 

 

 

Public interest disclosure

Information required for compliance with the Public Interest Disclosure Act

 

Information not available on the website is available on request

Free

 

Staff development

Policies and procedures relating to the ongoing development of staff

Induction arrangements.

Access to internal and external training opportunities

Some information is available on the website.

 

 

Staff records

The institution's policy on the collection, maintenance and use of personal information about staff.

Policies and procedures covering the collection, checking, maintenance and disposal of data, management of the staff records system itself, and allocation of responsibilities to staff.

Arrangements for the provision of data to HESA[1], SF&HEFC[2] and other bodies with statutory rights to data.

 

 

 

Staff facilities

Description of the facilities and services available exclusively to members of staff.

Institutions may wish to cross-reference to similar information about facilities and services available to students or to the local community.

Information not available on the website is available on request

Free

 


 



[1] HESA - Higher Education Statistics Agency

[2] SF&HEFC – Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC)