Date of birth
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This field records the date of birth of staff
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Base data type||xs:date|
The date of birth is required to generate the age of staff as well as provide additional information for linking between records
All date fields in the HESA Staff record must be completed using the ISO8601 format of YYYY-MM-DD.
It is expected that HEIs will be able to provide a date of birth, based on the existence of a contract of employment between the HEI and the individual and/or the liability of the HEI to pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions for that individual. Consequently there is no option of a default date of birth not known.
It is recognised, however, that due to the nature of non-academic atypical contracts, date of birth information may not be known for staff members with only this type of contract. Where a staff member holds only non-academic atypical contracts (Contract.TERMS = 3 and Activity.ACTSOC = 4-9) Person.BIRTHDTE is not required to be completed where the date of birth is not known.
|Owner||Information Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions|
|Based on||C11025 BIRTHDTE|
|Change management notes||Coverage statement amended to specify that this field is optional for all non-academic atypical members of staff.|