Students Staff
University of Essex

December 8, 2016

Grievance Procedure

The University has launched a new grievance procedure.  This is part of our commitment in the People Supporting Strategy to justice in the workplace, ensuring that our staff have access to proper processes to address concerns which includes the right to a fair hearing.
 
Our new procedure emphasises informal and prompt action wherever possible.  Dealing with issues as soon as they arise and having an honest discussion can help resolve things quickly and protect relationships.   However, if this has not been possible, then it is important that we have an accessible and fair formal process.  
 
The new procedure covers all University staff.  The provisions supplement those of Ordinance 41 and provides more opportunities for employees to have a grievance heard and potentially resolved.  
 
Flowcharts are provided so that all parties are clear about what should happen next, with detailed information about who can take decisions at each stage and what needs to be provided and when.
 
Link HR teams can provide more advice and support on the procedure.


March 22, 2016

Our new Special Leave policy and HR Organiser

Special Leave Policy

Special Leave Policy

We have been working to make improvements to our guidance on taking leave from work to deal with personal issues and events, or in performing voluntary public service. This is part of our commitment to the People Supporting Strategy to create a clear framework of employment policies and to recognise the importance of work-life balance.

What has changed?

The Special Leave policy brings together a number of existing provisions into one place, for example compassionate leave, fertility leave, and time off for public duties. The guidance has been updated to make it easier for you to find the information you need more quickly.

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