Staff 2016/17 - Date of birth
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Date of birth
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This field records the date of birth of staff
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All date fields in the HESA Staff record must be completed using the ISO8601 format of YYYY-MM-DD.
It is expected that higher education providers (HEPs) will be able to provide a date of birth, based on the existence of a contract of employment between the HEP and the individual and/or the liability of the HEP to pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions for that individual. Consequently there is no option of a default date of birth not known.
Information relating to age is asked in order to monitor equality, diversity and inclusion in the higher education sector and support institutions in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
The date of birth is required to generate the age of staff as well as provide additional information for linking between records
|Owner||Information Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions|
|Change management notes||Guidance added to detail the purpose for this field being collected.|
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