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Higher Education: Job Evaluation

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what appeals process is available for academic staff who dispute their gradings under the higher educational role analysis evaluation process; and if he will make a statement. (246284)

As universities are autonomous, independent bodies they are responsible for determining their own academic and administrative affairs, including terms and conditions for their staff and staff grading structures. The Government play no part in determining grading structures for higher education staff. As such any appeals process for staff under this or any other job evaluation process would be a matter for the universities to determine in consultation with their recognised trade unions.