Staff 2022/23 - Terms of employment
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Terms of employment
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This field records the terms of employment of the contract
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This field should show the terms of employment at the return date or the end date of the contract if earlier.
Code 1 'Open-ended/Permanent' should be used for staff who are employed on a contract of employment that states the member of staff as permanent or on an open-ended contract. This includes term-time only staff who are employed on an open-ended contract and Contract.MOEMP must be coded either 2 'Full-time, term-time only' or 4 'Part-time, term-time only'
Code 2 'Fixed-term' should be used for staff who are employed for a fixed period of time or have an end date on their contract of employment. This includes staff on rolling fixed-term contracts.
Code 3 'Atypical' should include staff whose working arrangements are not permanent, involve complex employment relationships and/or involve work away from the supervision of the normal work provider. These may be characterised by a high degree of flexibility for both the work provider and the working person, and may involve a triangular relationship that includes an agent (source: DTI Discussion Document on Employment Status, July 2003, paragraph 23).
In addition to this definition from the DTI, some HE specific guidance has been devised by HESA in consultation with higher education providers (HEPs). Atypical contracts meet one or more of the following conditions:
For staff on probation this is not in itself a reason for coding their terms of employment as temporary rather than permanent.
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