Pay Ratio 2013

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Rustam Majainah

Dear University of Sunderland,

Please could you send the following information as outlined in the Freedom of Information Act for the year ending 31 July 2013, or for the financial year in which 31 July 2013 falls. If information for that period is not yet available, please use the most recent information you have. Please specify what period this information refers to at the beginning of your answer.

1. i) The number of individuals employed by the university who receive total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.

ii) The number of these individuals who are women.

2. The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.

3. i) The number of individuals directly employed by the university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour within Greater London].

ii) The number of these individuals (paid less than Living Wage) who are women.

iii) If available, the number of individuals employed by outside contractors to provide services at your university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour within Greater London].

iv) Whether your university has a policy to require on-site staff working for external contractors to be paid Living Wage rates as a minimum.

4. i) The number of employees paid at exactly the National Minimum Wage, including those employed by outside contractors to work at your university.

ii) The number of these individuals (paid at exactly National Minimum Wage) who are women.

5. i) The number of apprentices employed by your university.

ii) The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by your university.

6. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the lowest-paid employee.

7. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the median-paid employee.

*[adapted from the government's definition of remuneration (for local authority chief officers) under section 43 of the Localism Act 2011] Remuneration meaning:
(a)salary or, in the case of an individual engaged under a contract for services, payments made by the university to the individual those services,
(b)any bonuses payable by the university to the individual,
(c)any charges, fees or allowances payable by the authority to the individual,
(d)any benefits in kind to which the individual is entitled as a result of their office or employment,
(e)any increase in or enhancement of the individual's pension entitlement where the increase or enhancement is as a result of a resolution of the university, and
(f)any amounts payable by the university to the individual on the individual ceasing to hold office under or be employed by the university, other than amounts that may be payable by virtue of any enactment.
(g) calculated as full-time equivalent

Yours faithfully,

Rustam Majainah

Sunfoi sunfoi, University of Sunderland

Dear Rustam
Thank you for your request for information, which was received at the University on 23rd June 2014 and is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The University is currently researching your queries and will respond in due course.

Kind Regards

Maureen Wilkinson
Assurance Manager
Legal, Governance and Business Assurance
University of Sunderland
Floor 4, Edinburgh Building,
Chester Road,
Sunderland,
SR1 3SD

0191 5152485

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Sunfoi sunfoi, University of Sunderland

Hi Maureen,

 

Please see request for information and the associated response.  If you
are happy for this to go please send it on to David.  If you would like a
rework please let me know.

 

Thanks

Sam

 

Dear Rustam,

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI279

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information Request received on 23^rd June
2014.  You requested the following information:

 

Your Request

 

1. i) The number of individuals employed by the university who receive
total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.

 

ii) The number of these individuals who are women.

 

2. The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.

 

3. i) The number of individuals directly employed by the university who
are paid less than the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour
within Greater London].

 

ii) The number of these individuals (paid less than Living Wage) who are
women.

 

iii) If available, the number of individuals employed by outside
contractors to provide services at your university who are paid less than
the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour within Greater
London].

 

iv) Whether your university has a policy to require on-site staff working
for external contractors to be paid Living Wage rates as a minimum.

 

4. i) The number of employees paid at exactly the National Minimum Wage,
including those employed by outside contractors to work at your
university.

 

ii) The number of these individuals (paid at exactly National Minimum
Wage) who are women.

 

5. i) The number of apprentices employed by your university.

 

ii) The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by your
university.

 

6. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee
and the total remuneration* of the lowest-paid employee.

 

7. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee
and the total remuneration* of the median-paid employee.

 

*[adapted from the government's definition of remuneration (for local
authority chief officers) under section 43 of the Localism Act 2011]
Remuneration meaning:

(a)salary or, in the case of an individual engaged under a contract for
services, payments made by the university to the individual those
services,

(b)any bonuses payable by the university to the individual,

(c)any charges, fees or allowances payable by the authority to the
individual,

(d)any benefits in kind to which the individual is entitled as a result of
their office or employment,

(e)any increase in or enhancement of the individual's pension entitlement
where the increase or enhancement is as a result of a resolution of the
university, and

(f)any amounts payable by the university to the individual on the
individual ceasing to hold office under or be employed by the university,
other than amounts that may be payable by virtue of any enactment.

(g) calculated as full-time equivalent

 

 

University’s Response

 

Further to Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”) we
confirm that some of the information requested is held by the University
of Sunderland (the “University”).

 

1. i) The number of individuals employed by the university who receive
total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.

 

The University employs one individual with total remuneration above
£140,000 per annum.

 

ii) The number of these individuals who are women.

 

Zero

 

2. The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.

 

The total remuneration of the higher paid employee is £206,000 per annum.

 

3. i) The number of individuals directly employed by the university who
are paid less than the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour
within Greater London].

 

The University employs 16 individuals below the living wage this includes
apprentices.

 

ii) The number of these individuals (paid less than Living Wage) who are
women.

 

Seven of the above sixteen are women.

 

iii) If available, the number of individuals employed by outside
contractors to provide services at your university who are paid less than
the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour within Greater
London].

 

The University does not hold this information.

 

iv) Whether your university has a policy to require on-site staff working
for external contractors to be paid Living Wage rates as a minimum.

 

The University does not have a policy requiring on-site staff working for
external contractors to be paid the Living Wage rate as a minimum.

 

4. i) The number of employees paid at exactly the National Minimum Wage,
including those employed by outside contractors to work at your
university.

 

The University of Sunderland has one employee paid at exactly the National
Minimum Wage, it is unknown how many employed by outside contracts are
paid at exactly national minimum wage.

 

ii) The number of these individuals (paid at exactly National Minimum
Wage) who are women.

 

The employee paid at exactly National Minimum Wage is female.

 

5. i) The number of apprentices employed by your university.

 

The University employees three apprentices.

 

ii) The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by your
university.

 

The lowest remuneration received by an apprentice is £9,616 per annum.

 

6. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee
and the total remuneration* of the lowest-paid employee.

 

Based on the highest paid employee and the lowest paid apprentice the
ratio is 1:21.4.

 

7. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee
and the total remuneration* of the median-paid employee.

 

The ration between the highest paid employee and the median paid employee
is 1:6.2.

 

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If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request then you have a
right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
an internal review.  All such requests must be sent to us within 8 weeks
and must clearly state your reference number and your reason for your
request for an internal review.  We will respond to your request for an
internal review within 20 working days of receipt.

 

Your request for an internal review should be sent to:-

 

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Deputy Chief Executive,

University of Sunderland,

Fourth Floor Edinburgh Building,

City Campus,

Chester Road,

Sunderland,

SR1 3SD.

 

Or you can email your request to [1][email address], quoting your
FOI reference number.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

 

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Information Regulations 2004.

 

Please note the ICO will only review cases that have exhausted the
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must quote the University’s reference number and your reasons for your
appeal.  The ICO’s contact details are as follows:-

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

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SK9 5AF.

 

More information can be found at the ICO’s website at
[2]http://www.ico.org.uk

 

If you have any further enquiries about this matter, please do not
hesitate to contact us on 0191 515 2040, or by emailing
[3][email address].

 

Kind Regards

 

Sam Seldon,

Assurance Coordinator,

Legal, Governance and Business Assurance,

University of Sunderland,

4^th Floor Edinburgh Building,

Chester Road,

Sunderland,

SR1 3SD.

 

0191 515 2040

 

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Sunfoi sunfoi, University of Sunderland

Dear Rustam,

 

Apologies – In the FOI request I have sent to you I have included an email
which was intended for our internal quality assurance checking in error. 
Please note the information contained within the email below was intended
for you.

 

Best regards

 

Sam

 

Sam Seldon

 

Assurance Co-ordinator

Legal, Governance and Business Assurance

University of Sunderland

Floor 4, Edinburgh Building,

Chester Road,

Sunderland,

SR1 3SD

 

0191 515 2040

 

 

 

 

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