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Staff 2016/17 - Legal sex

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Legal sex

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Short nameSEX

This field records the legal sex of the member of staff.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

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The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has a number of resources relating to gathering information across the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. These resources can be found at Equality Challenge Unit. If you have any further queries regarding equality monitoring, please email ECU at [email protected].

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

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Element: SEX
Data type: SEXCodeContentType
OwnerEquality Challenge Unit (ECU)
Date modified2017-04-13
Change management notesGuidance added clarifying that providers may select 'Prefer not to say' on this field when conducting questionnaires.

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