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
Real Time Information (RTI) is almost here
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.
The university has introduced a new policy to cover the acceptable use of email, internet and social media (EISM).
An e-briefing has also been developed to highlight key issues addressed by the EISM policy.
The policy is relevant to all staff and those carrying out work for or on behalf of the university (including agency staff, Unitemps, Frontrunners, casual workers, self-employed contractors, etc.)
All staff are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the content of the policy and speak to their manager if they have any queries or concerns.