Appointments and severance above Grade 9

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Dear University of Glasgow, I would like to request some information about pay and appointments at the university.

1. How many non-academic staff are employed in directorial level posts, that is earning in excess of £57431 at the top of the regular published salary scales? Please list the roles and remits for all. Names and exact salaries are not required but official job titles and an indication of which university service the post holders work for would be appreciated.

2. How many of these post holders have been appointed in the last 2 years?

3. How many non-academic appointments are pending in posts above Grade 9 on the salary scale?

4. Likewise how many posts are currently being advertised (or are in the hands of external headhunting recruitment agencies), and how many are going through the process of approval?

5. How are salaries, annual increments and bonuses calculated for these posts?

6. The university is operating a voluntary redundancy scheme at the moment. Can you confirm that the severance package offered to directorial level staff is exactly the same as that for staff in pay bands 1-9, and that there are no golden handshake enhancements or ex gratia non-disclosure payments for directorial level staff?

7. How many non-academic directorial level staff have already opted for voluntary severance under this scheme?

8. It would appear from information on your website that the principal sit on the Remuneration Committee, a Committee which among other things determines the salaries of the members of Senior Management Group; and in his absence, the Principal himself. On the surface of it there would appear to be a slight conflict of interest in this arrangement. Are the deliberations of this committee (in determining salaries and bonuses for senior members of staff) available for public scrutiny?

Yours faithfully,

Rob Smith

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Smith,

Further to your Freedom of Information request, dated 3 March 2011, timed 02:41 hours, please find letter of acknowledgement attached.

You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

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FOI Office, University of Glasgow

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Smith,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 3 March 2011 timed 02:41 hours.

You will find that the University's response to your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

So in a nutshell there are already a lot of extremely well paid non-academic staff none of whom have applied for early severance. Despite this and the huge predicted shortfall you are continuing to recruit precisely this type of employee while earmarking academic departments for closure. It makes little sense.