New staff disclosure guidance
New guidelines are available to help staff decide when to disclose personal information about colleagues.
The guidelines are designed to help staff handle enquiries. They provide advice on what to consider when deciding whether to give out information.
Requests for information
Staff receive enquiries about colleagues from other University staff, students, family members, the police, embassies and other external organisations.
Requests for information can relate to personal information such as salaries, benefits, disciplinary records and workplace locations.
The University takes protecting personal data seriously and disclosures should not be made to third parties without good reason.
The University holds information about all its employees. The Conditions of Service, which describe how that information is used, are issued to all staff when they join the University and are published on the Human Resources website.