Staff 2022/23 - Higher education provider's own staff identifier
Fields required from institutions in All fields
Higher education provider's own staff identifier
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This field records the higher education provider's (HEP's) own internal identifier for staff
|England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
All staff (Optional)
This field is designed to be used to aid in linking records. Due to the nature of this requirement, and consequent visibility of the field when manipulating data, it is not advised that protected characteristics such as staff names or dates of birth are used in the population of this field.
The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the Staff record.
The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.
The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:
Files must be encoded with UTF-8 and schema validation will be in place to ensure this. Higher education providers (HEPs) must specify the encoding used in their XML files in the first line of the file (i.e. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>) and to ensure that their files are actually saved with that encoding. If XML files are edited with some text editors and the encoding is not specified or does not match the actual file encoding, there may be problems when submitting these files.
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
Data type: OWNSTAFFIDType
|Change management notes
|Guidance expanded to clarify the purpose of the field and to provide advice on its population.
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