Pay Ratio 2013

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Rustam Majainah

Dear University of Leeds,

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

Jenny Foggin,

Dear Rustam,

I can confirm receipt of the FoI request below and you should expect to hear from the University in response by Monday 21 July. If, in the meantime, you have any queries about the request, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,

Jenny Foggin

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Jenny Foggin

Senior Governance and Corporate Affairs Officer
University of Leeds
Secretariat
(0113) 343 1155
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Jenny Foggin,

Dear Rustam,

Some of this information is already published: the annual report and accounts (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/downloads/downloa...) contain information about higher paid staff (question 1), although not their gender, and about the remuneration of the Vice-Chancellor (question 2).

Information about the payscale is available at: http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/salary_scale and shows the lowest salaries (questions 5ii and 6).

My colleagues in HR are working on putting together information in response to the rest of your questions.

Best wishes,

Jenny

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Jenny Foggin

Senior Governance and Corporate Affairs Officer
University of Leeds
Secretariat
(0113) 343 1155
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Jenny Foggin,

Dear Rustam,

Further to my earlier email (18 July) , the University has implemented a pay rise across all payscales which means that from 1 August, no employees will be paid below the Living Wage (and, therefore, nobody will be paid exactly the minimum wage).

We do not hold data on the payscales of contractors, but they are required to pay the national minimum wage or above.

We do not currently have any employees on the central HR database classified as 'apprentices'.

I am working on obtaining the gender breakdown of higher paid staff; unfortunately a key colleague has been on maternity leave, which has slowed things down slightly, but I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

Jenny

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Jenny Foggin

Senior Governance and Corporate Affairs Officer
University of Leeds
Secretariat
(0113) 343 1155
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Jenny Foggin,

Dear Rustam,

I am very sorry that it has taken a long time to get confirmation of the last details for you. The University does not employ anybody on the government's apprentice scheme, and the gender breakdown of higher paid staff is as follows: 7 female staff have earnings over £140k, and 49 male staff.

Best wishes,

Jenny

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Jenny Foggin

Senior Governance and Corporate Affairs Officer
University of Leeds
Secretariat
(0113) 343 1155
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Dear Jenny Foggin,

Thanks for the information. Could you please clarify the answers to question 6 and 7. The link you provided to pay scales does not give the lowest pay for the date of the data asked (31st July 2013), but the current pay scales. Could you please send me the ratio (or actual figures) between the highest and lowest paid employee, and the highest and median paid employee.

Yours sincerely,

Rustam Majainah

Jenny Foggin,

1 Attachment

Dear Rustam,

I'm sorry for the delay. I have attached the salary scales, and will get back to you as soon as possible with the other figures.

Best wishes,

Jenny

***************************************************
Jenny Foggin

Senior Governance and Corporate Affairs Officer
University of Leeds
Secretariat
(0113) 343 1155
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Jenny Foggin,

1 Attachment

Dear Rustam,

I have attached the earlier salary scales; my apologies for that confusion.

The highest paid employee is the Vice-Chancellor, whose salary is separately published as discussed. The lowest and median points on the salary scale are as attached.

Best wishes,

Jenny

***************************************************
Jenny Foggin

Senior Governance and Corporate Affairs Officer
University of Leeds
Secretariat
(0113) 343 1155
**************************************

***************************************************
Jenny Foggin

Senior Governance and Corporate Affairs Officer University of Leeds Secretariat
(0113) 343 1155
**************************************

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