Workforce Numbers - 2015/16 to 2018/19

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Bumpy Landing Project

Dear De Montfort University,

This FOI request seeks information relating to the number of Full-Time Equivalent staff/workers at your University. Only one sub-question (Q1, iv) asks for a headcount. The rest of your response should be expessed in Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) figures.
- Please provide information on excel sheets, as an attachment to your response.
- We seek this information, in separate excel sheets, for the 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years.

WORKFORCE NUMBERS

QUESTION 1 – ACADEMIC STAFF/WORKERS FIGURES
Here we seek the total FTE (Full Time Equivalent) number of academic staff employed within each school and sub-categorised as is detailed below. These FTE figures should then be separately broken down and sub-categorised by:

(i) the number of academic FTE staff employed on *research only* contracts (so not T&S nor T&R); [again please breakdown by school]
(ii) the number of academic FTE staff employed on *teaching and research* contracts; [again please breakdown by school]
(iii) the number of academic FTE staff employed on *teaching and scholarship* contracts; [again please breakdown by school]

Headcount of workers not employed by your university engaged in teaching delivery:-
(iv) the headcount number of workers in each school who are working at your University providing teaching or teaching-related work (e.g. provision of lecture, seminar, or other teaching-related functions) but who are *not employed on research only, teaching and research, or teaching and scholarship pathways*.

[Note of clarification for Q1(iv): Individuals under this category may or may not be included within payroll, and may provide work for the school/university, across a range of contractual or quasi-contractual types. This includes students engaged on ‘framework agreements’ or ‘student experience agreements’ etc. The aim of this question is to get a comprehensive account of the numbers of people *working at* (as perhaps distinct from employed at) a Higher Education Institution. In that respect, individuals under this category can be part of arrangements that are made for hourly paid tutors, but so too can they include PGR students who are on ‘agreements’ to provide/deliver teaching/teaching related functions. *If you are unable to provide an FTE number for this specific point, please provide a headcount number instead (but please stipulate this accordingly).]

Please note that a member of staff reported under one category (e.g. (i)) should not also be reported under a further category). The aim here is to elicit information that captures the numbers of all staff working at a Higher Education Institution (whilst recognising that not all staff who do work within an HEI are officially regarded as ‘employed’).

QUESTION 2 – WORKERS ENGAGED IN TEACHING OR TEACHING RELATED WORK – HOURS
In relation to the category of worker highlighted under Q1(iv), please highlight by school/unit the total number of hours of work recorded for which this population is paid in the relevant academic year.

As noted above, please provide this information relevant for the specific academic year (i.e. 2015/16 worksheet, 2016/17 worksheet etc).

QUESTION 3 - FTE SUPPORT/ADMINISTRATION/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NUMBERS – SCHOOL LEVEL
With respect to support staff/professional services, please provide school level staff FTE figures broken down by school (and as noted above, for each academic year separately reported by excel sheet).

QUESTION 4 - FTE STAFF NUMBERS: CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (ACADEMICS & ACADEMIC RELATED STAFF)
Where administrative and/or academic staff are unattached to a specific school, but
are employed to work within the Central University and/or directly at Faculty level please detail by each section /unit /relevant unit:
(i) the number of academic staff by FTE;
(ii) the number of PS/academic-related staff by FTE.

QUESTION 5 - RECONCILIATION – OVERALL STAFF NUMBERS
Please provide the overall FTE staff numbers working at the University.
[Please note that with the exception of Q1(iv), the totals of Questions 1 to 4 should align with these figures. Where they do not, please provide a note which highlights why (and which specific categories of staff) the figure for overall FTE staff number falls short of /exceeds those figures provided in response to Questions 1 to 4 (again, excluding Q1(iv).]

We thank you in advance for your help and look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Bumpy Landing Project

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Bumpy Landing Project

Dear Freedom Of Information,
Thank you for your response.
I am part of a consortium of researchers which uses the Bumpy Landing Project as a group identity. My name is Nicky Michaels, and you will have had Freedom of Information requests from me before.
Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels
(part of the Bumpy Landing Project)

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DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

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Bumpy Landing Project

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you. Look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels
(part of the Bumpy Landing Project)

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Dear Nicky Michaels (Bumpy Landing Project)

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000-INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

 

Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our response is as follows:

 

Our response is contained within the attached Excel spreadsheet, with
separate sheets for each year, as requested.

 

Please note the following:

 

Note 1 - Data source

1. Data is taken from an annual statutory staffing submission made to
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and covers the period 01/08/Y1
to 31/07/Y2.  HESA data is signed off by the Chief Officer

2. Complete data has been provided wherever possible, however some data
stored prior to 2017/18 is in a format that is no longer accessible or
doesn't provide sufficient detail to answer the questions.  Where this is
the case, it is indicated in the notes below

3. FTE (called worked FTE) is proportioned depending on weekly working
hours where a full-time contract based on weekly working hours of 37 has
an FTE of 1.00.  A part time contract working 18.5 hours per week has an
FTE of 0.5. If a contract starts or ends part-way through the year, the
FTE is adjusted accordingly

4. Part Time Hourly Paid Lecturers do not have a set working pattern,
therefore the FTE for this category is calculated based on annual total
paid hours/550 where 550 is the maximum number of teaching hours per year

 

Note 2 - Q1

Academic staff are split by the following functions:

i) Research Only i.e. Research Assistants

ii) Teaching & Research i.e. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Research/Senior
Research Fellow, Professorial staff and Senior Academic staff

iii) We do not hold a category of Teaching and Scholarship and are
therefore unable to determine which contracts would fall into this
category

iv) Teaching Only i.e. Part Time Hourly Paid Lecturers.  This includes PGR
students which aren't identified separately as there is no internal
requirement to do this, and there is no way of identifying which hourly
paid contracts this applies to.  These contracts are included within the
university payroll

 

Data at school level is provided for years 2017/18 and 2018/19.  Prior to
this, the data was stored in a format that doesn't provide sufficient
detail to answer the question, therefore cost centre data has been
provided instead.  Cost centre is a data field required by HESA and is
determined according to the module being delivered and the area where the
module sits

 

Note 3 - Q2

Total hours worked for contracts that fall under Q1 (iv) is calculated by
multiplying the annual worked FTE by 550 hours

This split has been provided for 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.  Prior to
this, the data was stored in a format that doesn't provide sufficient
detail to answer this question

 

Note 4 - Q3

Includes any contracts not record as academic

This split has been provided for 2017/18 and 2018/19.  Prior to this, the
data was stored in a format that doesn't provide sufficient detail to
answer this question

 

Note 5 - Q4

This is based on contracts held at faculty level (e.g. Faculty of Business
and Law) and within central departments

This split has been provided for 2017/18 and 2018/19.  Prior to this, the
data was stored in a format that doesn't provide sufficient detail to
answer this question

 

The Notes information is also contained within a sheet in the attached
spreadsheet

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Michael

 

Michael Davies

 

Information Governance Officer

Governance and Legal

 

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

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