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Current Duties

The current duties of a member of staff refers to the job or position which, at the time of the reference date, the member of staff is working in.

When a member of staff has been appointed to act temporarily (for a specific period or until further notice), the staff member’s ‘current duties’ classification type and level and/or the current duties term should reflect the position the staff member is acting in and not the staff member’s substantive position.

If a member of staff is acting temporarily in a job or position other than their substantive appointment, then:

  • their current duties classification type and level will be coded in respect of the job or position in which they are acting temporarily; and
  • their current duties term will be coded in respect of the period of time for which they will be acting temporarily in that job or position.

For example, if a Senior Lecturer (Level C Increment 6) who has confirmed tenure gains a temporary appointment for a three year period as Head of School (Level E):

  • the appointment term will be coded to "tenurable - confirmed"
  • the current duties classification type and level will be coded to "Level E"
  • the current duties term will be coded to "limited term - 36 months"

If a member of staff is not acting temporarily in a job or position other than their substantive appointment, then:

  • their appointment classification type and level and their current duties classification type and level will be coded identically; and
  • their appointment term and their current duties term will be coded identically.

If a member of staff is on paid leave, their current duties are those for the job or position which they would be required to work in were they not on leave.

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This glossary item applies to the collection types:
  • Higher Education Staff Collection