The University has introduced a number of temporary measures to protect jobs, deploy resources, and support staff to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This page provides a brief overview of these strategies, points you towards guidance on the HR Support webpages, and directs you to the relevant CoreHR guidance.
1. Recruitment Freeze and Redeployment Protocol
Effective from 21 April, the Recruitment Freeze and Redeployment Protocol is a means to manage University-funded staff numbers and salary costs in the current uncertain financial environment, and to ensure that staff at the end of a fixed-term contract or whose post is at risk of redundancy are given first priority for any University vacancies.
2. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) allows the University to reclaim 80% of the salary, up to a cap of £2,500 per month (plus some employer’s costs), for staff who have been furloughed.