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Staff Record 2014/15 - Parental leave

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Staff Record 2014/15

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Parental leave

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Short namePARLEAVE

This field identifies whether any parental leave was taken by staff during the reporting year

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

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1Maternity leave
2Additional paternity leave
3Adoption leave

Code 1 'Maternity leave' should be used when Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) is paid to a female employee who has recently, or is about to, have a baby, who has been employed for approximately 9 months before the date the baby is due, and whose average earnings are above the current Lower Earnings Limit for Northern Ireland.

Code 2 'Additional paternity leave' should be used when Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (ASPP) is given to eligible fathers, partners, civil partners of mothers and adopters where there is entitlement to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Maternity Allowance (MA) or Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) and that payment has been brought to an end by the mother or adopter returning to work. The employee must be taking time off work to care for their child.

Code 3 'Adoption leave' should be used when Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) is paid to employees who are adopting a child and are notified that they have been matched with a child or received official notification that they are eligible to adopt a child from abroad and who satisfy the qualifying conditions are entitled to a maximum of 39 weeks SAP.

Instances of parental leave that span across two reporting periods should be reported in both years.

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To monitor equal opportunities issues in the higher education sector and enable higher education providers (HEPs) to meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010

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OwnerEquality Challenge Unit (ECU)

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