Stage 2: Seeking advice and specialist support

Stage 2a: Notify Personnel Services

Where the business case demonstrates that it may be necessary to terminate contracts on grounds of redundancy,  the department concerned must inform the HR Director, usually via the appropriate HR Business Partner.

Personnel Services will arrange for specialist personnel support to be provided to the department.  Personnel Services’ advice should be taken at each subsequent stage of this procedure.

Personnel Services will also ensure that arrangements are made for staff representatives to be informed and consulted at an appropriate time.

Personnel Services will take an active role in supporting the department in its management of the subsequent stages of the redundancy procedure, including especially the steps necessary for the consideration of compulsory redundancy, should that prove unavoidable.