Employment and Recruitment
Here you will find useful information for you as an employee, about pay day and annual leave, as well as guidance on recruitment activities during this time.
I am a member of staff; will I be paid as normal at the end of March?
Yes, the University has processed the March payroll and payments will be made as normal on the final Thursday of the month (26 March 2020).
Arrangements are being made to facilitate remote payroll working so that future payments will be processed as normal.
I work in a professional services department and I want to work from home, but I don’t know how to organise home working.
On 17 March 2020, we encouraged staff to work from home.
Given the announcement from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, it has become increasingly important that staff work from home where practicable.
Since 17 March 2020 managers have been working with their teams to enhance the technology to support homeworking and to develop workplans.
If you haven’t yet spoken to your line manager about your workplans you should do so as soon as possible.
There are now only a small number of departments where on-campus attendance is essential. Managers in these areas will work with their teams to identify ways of minimising the number of staff on campus.
It may be necessary to temporarily redeploy duties for some staff in departments where homeworking is not practicable.
I have booked annual leave but my flight has been cancelled, can I cancel my annual leave?
We recognise that many airlines are currently cancelling flights which may mean that you have to cancel your planned holiday.
In these circumstances, you may cancel your annual leave.
If your annual leave has been approved on CoreHR you can cancel it by emailing a request to both your line manager and People and Culture at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you had booked leave before the end of the leave year (31 March 2020) and you need to cancel, given the extraordinary circumstances you can carry forward the full number of days cancelled in addition to the carry-over specified in your contract.
What if I am working from home and I become sick and unable to continue home working?
At this time, normal sick leave reporting arrangements will continue.
You should contact your line manager on the first day of your sickness to report that you are unwell.
With regard to medical certificates, we would ask you to forward all medical certificates to our central email address at email@example.com and post your original medical certificate to The Employee Wellbeing Team, Room J202, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine. BT52 1SA
I would like to work from home, but I have young children who have been sent home from school. I am not able to do home working while I am caring for my children.
The University is currently considering how best to deal with such situations.
In the short-term you may wish to make a request for emergency leave.
I have applied for a job at that University, what will happen with my application?
Given the uncertainties around the duration of the health crisis it is highly likely that we will postpone or cancel most recruitment exercises.
Our Resourcing Team will write to all applicants.
I am a manager and I have submitted a recruitment requisition. Will the recruitment exercise progress?
Given the uncertainties around the duration of the health crisis it is highly likely that we postpone or cancel most recruitment exercises.
Our Resourcing Team will write to all managers who have submitted a recruitment requisition.