Staff training

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Dear University of Northampton,

Under FOI, can you please answer the following:

• Do you require employees to undertake mandatory training?

• And if so, is that for all staff (Full time/Part time/Sessional/Visiting etc.)

• What areas does the mandatory training cover?

• What happens if an employee does not complete the training in the required timescale?

• Please provide copies of the policies/procedures regarding staff training

Yours faithfully,

Elena Bennett

Maggie Peach, University of Northampton

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Ref: RMU/FoI(E20.06)/1467/FoIreply01Nov2018

 

1^st November 2018

 

Dear Ms. Bennett

 

I am writing in acknowledgement of your request for information dated
31^st October, 2018, which has been received by the University and passed
to me as the University’s Freedom of Information Officer for action.

 

Your request for information has been assigned the number referenced above
and will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act. Under the provisions of the Act the University has until
29^th November, 2018 to respond to your request. We will, however, try our
best to provide you with an answer before this deadline.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Maggie Peach

 

ppPhil Oakman

Records Manager

 

 

Maggie Peach

Records Management Officer

 

University of Northampton

Newton

St. George’s Avenue

Northampton

NN2 6JB

 

Tel: 01604 893503

Email: [email address]

 

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Ref: RMU/FoI(E20.06)/1467/FoIreply29Nov2018

 

29^th November 2018

 

Dear Ms. Bennett

 

I write in response to your request for information dated 31^st October,
2018, received by the University and passed to me as the University’s
Freedom of Information Officer for action.

 

In response to your question one:

•     Do you require employees to undertake mandatory training?

Yes the University does require employees to undertake mandatory training.

 

In response to your question two:

•     And if so, is that for all staff (Full time/Part
time/Sessional/Visiting etc.)

Yes the requirement is for all staff - full-time, part-time, sessional and
visiting members of staff.

 

In response to your question three:

•     What areas does the mandatory training cover?

The mandatory training covers the following areas:

GDPR
The Prevent Duty (most roles)
Anti-bribery and Corruption
Equality and Inclusion

Health and Safety

Protecting Students’ Consumer Rights (some roles)
Induction (New Staff)

General health, safety and environment awareness

Fire safety

Display screen equipment

Unless otherwise indicated the above training is required for all members
of staff.

 

In response to your question four:

•     What happens if an employee does not complete the training in the
required timescale?

If a member of staff is new to the institution their probation period will
be extended to allow them time to complete any outstanding training. For
all staff a continuing failure to complete any mandatory training is
considered a refusal of a reasonable management request and can result the
application of the University’s disciplinary policy.

 

In response to your question five:

•     Please provide copies of the policies/procedures regarding staff
training

This information is exempt under section 21 (information reasonably
accessible to the applicant by other means) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

 

All University policies and procedures are available on the University web
pages at:

[2]https://www.northampton.ac.uk/more/gover...

The policies and procedures you are requesting are likely to be found via
the links to our Human Resources policies and procedures and our Safety,
health and envirionment policies and procedures, both located below the
final heading of Other policies, procedures and regulations.

 

I hope the University has made its response in a clear and constructive
manner; however, if you consider the University has handled your request
unfairly you are entitled to follow the process set out in our standard
advice on the University's Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure
which is available online at:

[3]University FoI complaints procedure

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Maggie Peach

 

ppPhil Oakman

Records Manager

 

 

Maggie Peach

Records Management Officer

 

University of Northampton

Newton

St. George’s Avenue

Northampton

NN2 6JB

 

Tel: 01604 893503

Email: [email address]

 

 

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