People and Organisational Development
Our People and Organisational Development (POD) directorate incorporates five departments:
The directorate supports the university in developing and retaining the best staff for DMU, by providing up-to-date training, professional opportunities, policies and procedures and offering support and guidance on a range of staff health and wellbeing initiatives.
Latest announcements from POD
Staff thank you cards
Now the OSCAR Awards 2013 have drawn to a close we are introducing another way to acknowledge and thank staff for work or effort that is worthy of recognition. Read more about staff thank you cards.|
Code of Conduct for DMU staff
A new Code of Conduct has been introduced to provide a clear framework for expected standards of conduct for DMU staff.
The code is expected to complement rather than replace existing DMU policy and, where appropriate, it will provide links to the relevant policy or guidance document. The code also covers areas of conduct that have not previously been covered in university policy and the intention is to provide a useful source of reference on conduct issues.
In particular, the code seeks to further the university's equality objectives by setting clear standards of behaviour in relation to the themes of respect for others and dignity at work. It is anticipated that embedding these standards will contribute to staff feeling respected and fairly treated at work.
If you have any questions or concerns about the new code or how it impacts on you or your role at the university please speak to your line manager in the first instance.
The full policy| and briefing slides| are available on the intranet.
Real Time Information (RTI)
From April 2013 there is a major change to the way all employers have to record and submit payroll information for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
RTI is aimed at improving the accuracy and timeliness of information submitted to HMRC, and will mean that any queries you may have with HMRC will be dealt with more efficiently.
Please check your information is up-to-date.
Log on to the Staff Portal to check your personal information held is correct. This is where you pay slips are stored. If you have any problems accessing your on-line details please contact the ITMS help desk on ext 6050.
View the personal data held under each heading, and if relevant report any amendments, then tick the confirmation check box to confirm the details entered are correct and Submit . It is important that we hold accurate details for every member of staff as there are financial penalties if HMRC considers records to be incorrect.
FORENAME(S) – HMRC requires your full legal/official name to be recorded and used in any correspondence to/from them. This requires all employers to maintain details of your full forename(s) and surname as stated on any official documentation, e.g. birth certificate, passport or if it has been changed by deed poll etc. So, if we only have a record of an abbreviated version of your name eg Sue or Jay, you need to let us know what your full legal/official forename name is.
We will still keep a record of your “preferred” name on our records, and this will be used in any correspondence from and within DMU.
SURNAME – Sometimes a different name is used at work that is not your “legal” name, ie you are known professionally by another name – typically a maiden name. If this applies to you, you can still be recorded on our employer database by your professional name, however, you must also advise HMRC of both of your legal and professional name. To do this complete the Change of Circumstances via HMRC|.
Thank you for your co-operation.