The next few weeks may be difficult for many. The FAQs below aim to provide practical information regarding work during the mourning period to help you plan. It will be updated over the next few days as necessary, so do check back, and use the page contact form to let us know if we can provide further useful details.
Please remember that there is support available for you - the Staff Wellbeing Hub provides advice on different ways to look after your wellbeing. The Employee Assistance Programme is also on hand to help, and Togetherall is available 24/7. The multi-faith chaplaincy is also a source of support, and offers a place to reflect and take stock.
Yes, we are expected to work throughout the national mourning period. A national bank holiday has been announced for Monday 19 September, the day of the state funeral. You can find more details on this page about bank holiday arrangements at Warwick.
A national bank holiday has been announced for Monday 19 September, the day of the state funeral. You can find more details on this page about bank holiday arrangements at Warwick.
In line with our annual leave policy, you will need to take the bank holiday on Monday 19 September unless your work is identified as essential and has to be carried out on that specific day.
If you are required to carry out essential work on 19 September, please follow the guidance on this webpage.
Essential working will be identified by your line manager as work that must be completed or carried out on 19 September. Line managers must inform their Department Administrators of people that will be carrying out essential work on 19 September.
Line managers should work with their HR Business Partner to explore any possible alternatives. Heads of Department may also wish to explore local arrangements with regards to allowing colleagues to watch coverage of the funeral whilst at work.
This will depend on your role and working arrangements - please follow the guidance on this webpage. If you have additional questions, please speak to your line manager and HR Business Partner.
If you accrue Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) as a result of working on the bank holiday, you can carry the day over into the new holiday year, by following the usual carryover policy. The allowance will be extended to allow for this, should you exceed your maximum.
You don’t need to do anything. The new bank holiday will be added to the holiday calendar in SuccessFactors as a non-working day.
If you have booked 19 September as annual leave, the day will be adjusted to a bank holiday in SuccessFactors, so you do not need to cancel your leave. Any hours that are owed to you will be put back into your annual leave allowance.
As with all bank holidays you will be entitled to a proportion of this day on a pro rata basis.
The amount that you are entitled to will be put back into your statutory and customary leave allowance as a one-off adjustment.
If you are scheduled to work on 19 September, then – as with all bank holidays - you need to book the day off through SuccessFactors using your 'bookable leave' allowance. It should be possible to do this after 15 September, once we have updated allowances on the system.
If you already have 19 September booked as annual leave, then you don’t need to do anything. Any hours that are owed to you will be put back into your bookable leave allowance.
If you do not normally work on a Monday (or work a shift pattern where you were not rostered to work on 19 September) then no further action is required.
You don’t need to do anything. Holiday allowance for term time only members of staff will be made on 24 November 2022.
You don’t need to do anything. The holiday allowance for Graduate Teaching Assistants will be adjusted to take into account the extra bank holiday for holiday year 2022-23.
Please discuss the matter with your HR Business Partner, who will be able to advise on working practices throughout the national mourning period.
Yes, teaching, learning and assessment will all continue as planned during the national mourning period. There may be alterations to schedule in relation to the day of the funeral, these will be arranged and communicated in due course.