Grievance Procedures

Education written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 25th February 2013

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the procedure is for reporting (a) grievance procedures and (b) payoffs resulting from grievance procedures to his Department's Education Board; and on which dates these matters were referred to in papers circulated to the Board or discussed at the Board.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education 25th February 2013

holding answer 13 February 2013

The Department's Grievance policy and procedure are available to staff on the Department's intranet. A financial payoff is not an outcome of the internal grievance procedure, although there may be occasions where an employee is in dispute with the Department and the two parties reach a settlement.

Neither grievances nor settlements are reported at Board level due to their personal and confidential nature. All decisions on settlements are taken by the HR Director reporting to the Permanent Secretary as Accounting Officer. They are reported in the end of year financial accounts and are anonymised.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.

Annotations

No annotations

Sign in or join to post a public annotation.