Your HR function

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Dear Lews Castle College,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of
Information Act (Scotland) 2002 on the structure, competencies and
remuneration of your Human Resources function.

I shall be grateful if you would provide me with the following
information in respect of your Human Resources (HR) function:

1. An organisational chart indicating all the posts within your
institution which constitute your HR function. If HR-related
activities (eg Learning & Development, Organisational Development,
Health & Wellbeing, etc) are managed outwith your main HR function,
please include information on these as well.

2. Details of the overall role and specific duties undertaken by
each of the posts detailed in (1) above (eg job descriptions, role
profiles, etc).

3. Details of the competencies required for each of the posts
detailed in (1) above (eg person specifications, competency
frameworks, etc).

4. The remuneration package for each post, including:
a. The gross salary range (or spot salary) applicable to each post;
b. Any bonus/merit/performance payments that the posts are
potentially eligible for and the procedure for awarding these;
c. The annual leave entitlement, please detail if bank holidays,
institutional closure periods, are in addition or included in the
annual leave entitlement.
d. Details of any superannuation scheme.

5. Details of your total HR staff cost in £ (sterling) and as a
proportion of your
a. Institutional income;
b. Institutional payroll, including salary on-costs.

6. Details of the total HR budget, including whether this includes
staff development for HR staff.

7. Details of any institution-wide, centrally administered staff
development budget, how institutional and individual priorities are
set and the process for allocating and/or accessing these funds

To place this data in context I shall be grateful if you would also
provide me with the headcount and full-time equivalent of your:

1. Academic staff
2. Support staff

I would like the above information to be provided to me in an
electronic format.

I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response
within 20 working days of your receipt of this email. I would be
grateful if you could confirm by email that you have received this
request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Smith

Lews Castle College

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Lews Castle College Freedom of Information, Lews Castle College

Dear Mr Smith

Freedom of Information Act – Lews Castle College UHI

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 06/08/2013.

I am dealing with your request and will respond as soon as possible. If I will be unable to respond by 03/09/2013 I will write to you again to explain why and to give you the date by which I will be able to respond.

Best

Kathleen Connor
Freedom of Information Officer
Lews Castle College UHI
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS2 0XR

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Lews Castle College Freedom of Information, Lews Castle College

Dear Mr Smith

I am writing to request an extension for our response to your request below? We have had a number of key members of staff on leave and absent for some time now. This has made replying to your request difficult in the timescale given. Would you mind extending the deadline until Tuesday 9 September 2013?

Thank you

Best
Kathleen

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Dear Ms Connor,

Apologies for not responding to your earlier email, I would still like to receive the information I requested and shall be grateful if you would confirm when it would be available to me.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Smith

Lews Castle College Freedom of Information, Lews Castle College

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Dear Mr Smith

Please find attached our response.

Kind regards

Ms Catherine Barron
Head of Quality Improvement & Regulation
Lews Castle College UHI
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS2 0XR

Tel: +44(0)1851 770356

e-mail: [email address]
web site: http://www.lews.uhi.ac.uk/

Lews Castle College is an Academic Partner of  the University of the Highlands and Islands.
The Board of Management of Lews Castle College is a registered Scottish charity - Scottish Charity Number SC021204

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