Welcome to the Human Resources website.
This website is designed to be a useful resource for staff and managers at the University and is regularly updated when new policies and procedures are introduced. If you are interested in reading about our HR Strategy, including current news and updates on projects we are working on, please go to our HR strategy page.
|Update on University's Snow Policy - 26 February 2018|
As there is snow forecast for Kent this week, here's a timely reminder of the University's snow policy for both Canterbury and Medway campuses.
|UUK calls for Union leaders to talk - 23 February 2018|
UUK calls for Union leaders to talk - read the communication from UUK on the Industrial Action web pages
|Proposed USS Changes/ UCU Industrial Action - 16 February 2018|
For information regarding the current period of UCU action in response to the proposed changes to the USS pension scheme, please visit our dedicated pages on the HR website. The pages outline Kent’s position on the current industrial action and include the University’s policy statement, information on the declaration process, and a “Frequently Asked Questions” area where more detailed information about the implications of this action on individuals can be found.
|Our People Practices/ HR policy updates - 31 January 2018|
Human Resources are pleased to announce the following people practices have been updated:
|Proposed changes to the USS pension scheme - Update - 23 January 2018|
|The final proposal for change to the USS benefit structure has been agreed by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), which involves employers and UCU. The proposal can be viewed on the dedicated website. A formal employer consultation exercise with scheme members and affected staff is scheduled to begin on 19 March 2018.|
|Proposed changes to USS pension scheme - Update from UUK - 14 December 2017|
Today UUK have published further communications relating to the USS valuation including a modelling tool, completed by AON Hewitt which illlustrates the potential impact of UUK's proposals on staff pension benefits, updated Q&As about the USS valuation and a factsheet about the valuation and discussions at the JNC. Find out more here.
|Proposed changes to USS pension scheme - 28 November 2017|
Proposals have been put forward to make changes to the sector-wide USS pension scheme. Find out more here.
|Your views on Kent as a place to work - 20 November 2017|
Schools and departments in the third phase of the University's annual staff surveys are being invited to share their views of Kent as a place to work from Monday 20 November.
If you are part of this phase you will have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the online survey. This is a chance for you to give feedback about what your working environment is like now and what needs to be done so that it develops in a positive way that enables you to do your best. Responses will be entirely anonymous and we have made the survey deliberately short so you will find it quick to complete (5-10 minutes).
|Support for employees who are terminally ill - 16 August 2017|
At the University of Kent we have a long standing practice of doing our utmost to support colleagues who are terminally ill. We all recognise the vital role that work can play in establishing some normality, security and social support when colleagues and their families have to face the challenges and difficult decisions raised at this time.
We wish to announce that the University has signed the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter and will offer enhanced protection to employees who are diagnosed as terminally ill. Further information on the Charter and what this means for employees can be found here.
|Job Evaluation - 10 August 2017|
From 1 September 2017, the University will be using the Hay Framework to evaluate all jobs except academic and research roles; these roles are covered by the National Role Profiles and are not affected.
Presentations on the new job evaluation framework will be held in August and September. Presentations are aimed at managers but staff are welcome. Please register your intention to attend by visiting the Job Evaluation webpage.
|EDI Annual Report - 4 August 2017|
The EDI Annual Report 2015/16 (plus Work Plan 2016/17) is now live on our EDI website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/hr-equalityanddiversity/annual-reports/index.html
|Short-term Enhanced Retirement Scheme - 1 August 2017|
Executive Group (EG) have approved a variant of the Efficiency Retirement Scheme.
The new Scheme, entitled the Short-Term Enhanced Efficiency Retirement Scheme (STEERS), provides an opportunity for academic members of staff who meet the eligibility criteria, to request to leave the University with a severance payment.
|Your views on Kent as a place to work - 5 June 2017|
The University is undertaking the first phase of what will become annual staff surveys, to understand your perception of Kent as a place to work. This is a chance for you to give feedback about what your working environment is like now and what needs to be done so that it develops in a positive way that enables you to do your best.
|Our People Practices/ HR policy updates - 23 March 2017|
Human Resources are pleased to announce the following people practices have been updated and/or created: