Staff Grades and Salary Conservation due to Merger/Restructure

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Dear Edinburgh 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

Edinburgh College Freedom of Information, Edinburgh College

Dear Mr Gallacher

 

Our Ref: 004/18

 

We are in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and will respond by 28 February 2018. 

 

Kind regards

FOI Team

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Edinburgh College Freedom of Information,

Please note that your response is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

John Gallacher

Edinburgh College Freedom of Information, Edinburgh College

Dear Mr Gallacher

 

Our Ref: 004/18

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI
request. The college was closed from Wednesday 28 February to Friday 2
March due to the severe weather conditions. We are currently sourcing the
information to your FOI request and will be in contact by the middle of
this week.

 

Regards

FOI Team

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Edinburgh College Freedom of Information, Edinburgh College

Dear Mr Gallacher

 

Our Ref: 004/18

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI
request. The college was closed from Wednesday 28 February to Friday 2
March due to the severe weather conditions and we have responded at the
earliest possible opportunity   

As of 1 October 2012, Edinburgh’s Telford College, Jewel & Esk College and
Stevenson College merged to create a single college called Edinburgh
College.

We refer to your request for information dated 31 January 2018. The
College has considered your request as a request for information under
section 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“FOISA”):

004/18 (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)

 

  No of Support Staff
1 July 2014 – 31 July 2015 211*
1 August 2015 – 31 July 2016 0
1 August 2016 – 31 January 2018 4

 

*These changes were implemented in November 2015, however, they were
backdated to 1 August 2014.

 

Please note that due to pay protection arrangements, pay awards and staff
turnover, the actual salary has only reduced for 2 of these employees.

 

004/18 (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)

 

  No of Lecturing Staff
1 July 2014 – 31 July 2015 0
1 August 2015 – 31 July 2016 0
1 August 2016 – 31 January 2018 0

 

 

004/18 (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)

 

  No of Senior Management Staff
1 July 2014 – 31 July 2015 0
1 August 2015 – 31 July 2016 0
1 August 2016 – 31 January 2018 0

 

 

004/18 (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.

 

Support staff – 35 following an appeal process and a further 10 employees
were subsequently regraded.

 

Lecturing and Senior Management – N/A

 

004/18 (5): For each of the three areas above please advise how many staff
left the organisation.

 

Support staff – 37

 

Lecturing and Senior Management – N/A

 

 

004/18 (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 staff – 12

 

Lecturing and Senior Management – N/A

 

004/18 (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 – 31 July 2015 £0
1 August 2015 – 31 July 2016 £0
1 August 2016 – 31 January 2018 £46.50

 

004/18 (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.

 

Policy or procedure does not exist for this purpose as it was linked to
the Job Evaluation scheme.

 

004/18 (9): How many staff covered in questions 1, 2 and 3 were
subsequently downgraded again for any reason?

 

0

 

004/18 (10): How many staff had salaries being conserved as at 31 July
2014.

 

11 academic staff had conserved salaries as at 31 July 2014.

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