Students Staff

1 July 2020

Your pathway to permanency during COVID-19

Filed under: Latest news — Laura Mathias @ 3:46 pm

We’re supporting new academic staff on their pathway to permanent positions by providing an extension to Pathway to Permanency (P2P) agreements.

The Covid-19 pandemic has created exceptional circumstances for the University which is impacting on everything we do. During this time, a priority remains supporting our community of new Essex academics who are at an early stage of their career and on our Pathway to Permanency (P2P) process.

Flexibility is already inherent within our current procedures but we appreciate that the current external environment may present colleagues with a number of challenges in achieving their specific agreed objectives and we want to be as flexible and supportive as possible. We also appreciate that individual circumstances and pressures will vary and that it is not always easy for colleagues to voice their concerns.

In order to ensure that P2P staff experience no detriment as a result of a likely 12 month period of disruption, we will apply a 12 month extension to complete P2P agreements. This will provide the additional time needed to reflect on, adjust and complete agreed priorities while supporting staff to work towards establishing their academic career.

An automatic 12 month extension for every colleague will ensure equality of opportunity and affirm our commitment to our people and communities as set out in the University Strategy 2019-2025.

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