Staff Grades and Salary Conservation due to Merger/Restructure

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Dear Dundee and Angus College,

Per the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please supply me with the following information in electronic format:

1) Please advise over the period (1 July 2014 to 31 January 2018) how many support staff have been placed on lower salary grades due to restructure, job evaluation or any other reason. For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015, 1 August 15 to 31 July 2016 and 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018)

2) Please advise over the period (1 July 2014 to 31 January 2018) how many lecturing staff have been placed on lower salary grades due to restructure, job evaluation or any other reason. For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015, 1 August 15 to 31 July 2016 and 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018)

3) Please advise over the period (1 July 2014 to 31 January 2018) how many senior management staff earning over £70,000 have been placed on lower salary grades due to restructure, job evaluation or any other reason. For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015, 1 August 15 to 31 July 2016 and 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018)

4) For each of the three areas above please advise how many staff were you able to assist to retain their old grade or above through re-training or remodelling of roles.

5) For each of the three areas above please advise how many staff left the organisation.

6) For each of the three areas above please advise how many of these staff were subsequently successful in applying for roles at grades the same as or higher than the grade they lost.

7) For each of the three areas how much money has the College saved as a result of the downgrading. For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015, 1 August 15 to 31 July 2016 and 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018)

8) Please advise and attach as a copy any specific policy or procedure the College has to assist staff placed in this position exit detriment and regain their old grade.

9) How many staff covered in questions 1, 2 and 3 were subsequently downgraded again for any reason?

10) How many staff had salaries being conserved as at 31 July 2014.

Please acknowledge receipt of this information request and I shall look forward to receiving your full disclosure within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

John Gallacher

Shared Mailbox - foi, Dundee and Angus College

Dear John

 

Thank you for your request for information, please find our responses to
each of your questions below:

 

1)           Please advise over the period (1 July 2014 to 31 January
2018) how many support staff have been placed on lower salary grades due
to restructure, job evaluation or any other reason. For clarity, I would
be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on
year for the following time periods (1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015, 1 August
15 to 31 July 2016 and 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018):

 

4

 

1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015 = 0

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 = 4

1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018 = 0

 

2)           Please advise over the period (1 July 2014 to 31 January
2018) how many lecturing staff have been placed on lower salary grades due
to restructure, job evaluation or any other reason. For clarity, I would
be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on
year for the following time periods (1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015, 1 August
15 to 31 July 2016 and 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018):

 

19 (including 2 already conserved at 1 July 2014)

 

1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015 = 5

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 = 12

1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018 = 0

 

 

3)           Please advise over the period (1 July 2014 to 31 January
2018) how many senior management staff earning over £70,000 have been
placed on lower salary grades due to restructure, job evaluation or any
other reason. For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures
broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 July
2014 to 31 July 2015, 1 August 15 to 31 July 2016 and 1 August 2016 to 31
January 2018):

 

0

 

1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015 = 0

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 = 0

1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018 = 0

 

 

4)           For each of the three areas above please advise how many
staff were you able to assist to retain their old grade or above through
re-training or remodelling of roles:

 

Not applicable

 

 

5)           For each of the three areas above please advise how many
staff left the organisation:

 

This response relates to people who have been red circled.

Support: 0

Academic: 3

Senior Management: 0

 

6)           For each of the three areas above please advise how many of
these staff were subsequently successful in applying for roles at grades
the same as or higher than the grade they lost:

 

Support: 0

Academic: 0

Senior Management: 0

 

7)           For each of the three areas how much money has the College
saved as a result of the downgrading. For clarity, I would be grateful if
you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the
following time periods (1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015, 1 August 15 to 31
July 2016 and 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018):

 

1 July 2014 to 31 July 2015 = £0 (3 year red circling)

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 = £0 (3 year red circling)

1 August 2016 to 31 January 2018 = £2313

 

8)           Please advise and attach as a copy any specific policy or
procedure the College has to assist staff placed in this position exit
detriment and regain their old grade.:

 

Currently under national discussion.

 

 

9)           How many staff covered in questions 1, 2 and 3 were
subsequently downgraded again for any reason?:

 

0

 

 

10)         How many staff had salaries being conserved as at 31 July
2014:   

2

 

 

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FOI

Dundee and Angus College

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