Dear Colleagues, I am writing on behalf of the Staff Survey Action group. The Staff Survey Action Group is made up of colleagues working across the service, who were nominated and volunteered to take part. Representing a variety of roles and grades, the group also includes union representation. We would like to encourage you all to fill the “My UCL Experience” Survey. The results of the survey will identify new areas of focus for us to work on as well as signposting our progress so far. Your feedback will be acted on. Fewer than half of the members of RIGE (45%) have completed the survey and we are keen to hear feedback from as many colleagues as possible to make sure we target the areas which will make the most difference to colleagues.
We are aware that the question relating to time worked on campus asks whether 40% of time on site is an appropriate balance with working from home. This question is poorly phrased and does not reflect the fact that a large number of Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science staff in fact work on site full-time given the nature of the work. Ben Meunier conveyed feedback on this question on behalf of LCCOS and HR have acknowledged this feedback and will revise the question in future iterations.
If you haven’t responded to the survey yet, please do so before the deadline this Friday 25th March. If you are unhappy about responding to the question about time worked on campus, you can use the final free-text version of the survey to make your voice heard. For instance, some colleagues have noted that UCL needs to remember that it has a large number of vitally important staff who work on site 100% the time and who have kept UCL open during the pandemic, and that the question whether 40% is a suitable time to spend on site does not apply to them.
Please see the poster we shared at the Library staff conference as a reminder of the work of the group