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Freedom of Information Guide to Information

Class 1: About SRUC

Information about SRUC, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

1.1 General Information about SRUC

  • Authority name, address and contact details for headquarters and principal offices
  • Organisational structure, roles and responsibilities of senior officers
  • Business opening hours
  • Academic year dates
  • Holidays
  • Contact details for customer care and complaints functions
  • Document serving
  • Single Model Publication Scheme 2013 and the authority's Guide to Information
  • Charging schedule for published information
  • Contact details and advice about how to request information from the authority

1.2 Constitution

  • Legal framework for the authority, including constitution, articles of association or charter
  • Governance policies
  • External contacts

1.3 How SRUC is run

  • Governance structure, Board, committees and other decision making structures
  • Governance precepts
  • Governance policies, including standing orders, code of conduct and register of interests
  • Conflict of interests policy
  • Relationships with the General Council
  • Subsidiary Companies
  • Honorary Degrees

1.4 Corporate Planning

  • Our mission statement
  • Our vision
  • Our aims
  • Corporate strategies
  • Performance indicators
  • Corporate policies
  • Strategic planning processes and procedures

1.5 External Relations

  • Accountability relationships, including reports to regulators
  • Internal and external audit arrangements
  • Subsidiary companies and other significant financial interests
  • Strategic agreements with other bodies

Class 2: How we deliver our functions and services

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users.

2.1 Functions

  • Description of functions
  • Management of Research
  • Strategies, policies and internal staff procedures for performing statutory functions
  • How to report a concern to us

2.2 Services

  • List of services
  • Service policies and internal staff procedures
  • Information for service users
  • Service fees and charges, including bursaries

Class 3: How we make decisions and what we have decided

Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.

3.1 Decision-making

  • Decisions taken by the organisation
  • Public consultation and engagement strategies

Class 4: What we spend and how we spend it

Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources.

  • Financial statements, including annual accounts
  • Internal finance regulations
  • Budget Processes
  • Expenses policies and procedures.
  • Senior staff remuneration
  • Investments, summary information about endowments, investments and SRUC pension fund
  • Funding awards available from SRUC, how to apply for them and funding awards made by SRUC
  • Pay and grading structure

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Class 5: How we manage our human, physical and information resources

Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of the authority.

5.1 Human Resources

  • Strategy and management of human resources
  • Staffing structure
  • Human resources policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Employee relations structures and agreements reached with recognised trade unions and professional organisations

5.2 Physical Resources

  • Management of the authority's land and property assets
  • Description of the authority's land and property holdings
  • Estate development plans
  • Maintenance arrangements
  • Environmental policies

5.3 Information Resources

  • Records management policy
  • List of statistical information published by the authority
  • Our Library service

Class 6: How we procure goods and services from external providers

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.

  • Procurement policies and procedures
  • Invitations to tender
  • List of contracts which have gone through formal tendering, including name of supplier, period of contract and value

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Class 7: How we are performing

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.

  • External reports
  • Performance indicators and performance against them

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Class 8: Our commercial publications

Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet e.g., bookshop, museum or research journal.

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