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Our policies and procedures

This class contains information on our current policies and procedures for providing our services and for the recruitment and employment of staff, our complaints procedure and our records management policy.

Many of these documents can be obtained on request by contacting us.

Policy and Policy Development

Equality & Diversity

Joining the Department

  • Recruitment Policy (PDF)
  • Probationers Policy
  • Induction Pack
  • Induction – Guide for Line Managers
  • Casual Appointments – Guidance for Staff
  • Casual Appointments - Guidance for Line Managers

Working Hours & Leave

  • Flexi Time Scheme
  • Annual Leave
  • Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave
  • Special Leave
  • Career Break Policy
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Keeping in Touch Policy
  • Parents Pack

Conduct and Security Policies

  • Code of Conduct
  • Employee Statement of Ethics
  • Protective Marking Policy & Guidance
  • Home & Remote Usage Policy
  • Data Security and IT Equipment
  • Acceptance of Gifts & Hospitality
  • Acceptance of Outside Appointments
  • Internet Usage Policy
  • Email Usage Policy
  • Access & Monitoring Policy
  • IT Security Policy
  • Baseline Security Policy
  • Network Security Policy
  • Clear Desk Policy

Discipline & Inefficiency

  • Discipline Policy & Procedures
  • Inefficiency Policy & Procedures

Employee Complaints

  • Grievance Policy & Procedures
  • Dignity & Harmony at Work Policy

Performance Management

  • Performance Management Guidance Notes
  • Competence Framework
  • Reward & Recognition Policy
  • Investiture Guidelines
  • Long Service Award Scheme

Managing Attendance

  • Managing Attendance Policy & Procedures

Health & Well Being

  • Health & Well Being Strategy
  • Health & Safety Policy & Procedures
  • Misuse of Drugs & Alcohol Policy
  • Smoking Policy
  • Domestic Violence in the Workplace – Guidance for Managers
  • Stress at Work – Guidance for Managers
  • Employee Well Being – Staff Support Pack

Learning & Development

  • Skills Strategy
  • NVQ Strategy
  • Corporate Learning Plan
  • Learning Evaluation
  • Assistance to Study Scheme
  • Role of the Learning Advisor

Career Management

  • Career Management Strategy
  • Lateral Transfer Policy
  • Promotion Policy & Guidance for Applicants and their Managers
  • Recruitment & Selection Guidance for Panel Members
  • Secondment Policy
  • Redeployment Policy Professional Skills for Government

Employee Relations

  • Whitley Constitution
  • Information & Consultation
  • Team Briefing

Leaving the Service

  • Retirement Policy
  • Early Retirement
  • Redundancy Policy
  • Re-appointment Policy
  • Staff Retention Strategy

Pension Administration

  • Pension Administration Service
  • Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

Complaints Procedure

Record and Information Management

  • Information Management Policy

Documents published on this site before 12 April 2010 are designated as "pre-devolution". Some are of an historical nature and will remain unchanged as they are provided solely for reference.

Information leaflets about how to use Courts and Tribunals services which still carry our old title and logo are in the process of being renamed and re-branded. We would wish to make clear that the material they contain is still valid. We thank you for your co-operation during this updating process.