Dear University of Stirling,

I would like to request information regarding support for staff during the pandemic. Specifically, I'd like information on the following:
1. How many staff were furloughed in 2020? (total number)
2. What percentage of total employees were put on furlough?
3. Has your organisation offered any additional paid time off for employees, and if so, how much?
4. Has your organisation offered any additional financial support to employees, and if so, how much?
5. Has your organisation offered any further wellbeing initiatives for staff?

I'd be most grateful if you would consider this request.

Yours faithfully,

C. Williamson

Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling



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Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

Dear Ms Williamson

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request regarding staff wellbeing
during Covid-19.  The responses to your questions are below:

 

1.       How many staff were furloughed in 2020? (total number)

279

 

2.       What percentage of total employees were put on furlough?

The percentage of total employees on furlough fluctuated over the year. It
was 15.3% at its highest but averaged at 6.1% over the course of the year
(March-December).

 

3.       Has your organisation offered any additional paid time off for
employees, and if so, how much?

All employees were provided an extra 5 days rest in 2020.

 

4.       Has your organisation offered any additional financial support to
employees, and if so, how much?

No

 

5.       Has your organisation offered any further wellbeing initiatives
for staff?

Please see link to the [1]Covid-19 Wellbeing and Support webpage which
provides a number of tools and support available for employees to help
them stay healthy, safe and well. Employees also have access to the
[2]employee assistance programme  where they can access a wide range of
resources e.g. confidential advice to help with work stress, depression,
coping with change etc. They also have access to our [3]Staff mental
health and wellbeing resources. In addition, the University has also ran a
number of online sessions covering Mental Health First Aid and
Mindfulness.

 

 

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You also have the right to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of
law following a decision of the Commissioner.

 

Yours faithfully

Freedom of Information Unit

University of Stirling

 

 

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