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C19025 Staff record: exceptional guidance

Field/Entity New Guidance Applicable to Last Updated
Contract.CONFTE FTE should not be adjusted where a staff member has been furloughed or rejoined the NHS/public health agencies to assist with the pandemic. E, S, NI, W 15 July 2020
Contract.STARTCON Where the commencement of employment has been delayed due to the pandemic the STARTCON should reflect the date that the staff member began employment, rather than the intended start date. E, S, NI, W  


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