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People Services Census

The People Services team provide managers and staff across the University with data about their teams, supporting the decisions they make with regard to performance, development and workforce planning. Information is changing all of the time, and by regularly reviewing our records we can ensure the data we are providing is reliable, up-to-date and accurate.

The People Services Census is a university-wide activity which takes place twice a year in March and September. The purpose of the census is to assess the accuracy of our people data, and to provide managers with a clear process for reporting any errors or amendments. We achieve this by giving every Manager at the University access to a census report, which holds key institutional data about the people in their teams. If any changes are required, these are reported to the People Services team who will take the necessary steps to update our records.

The census report can be accessed via the My Team Report on the Management Information Hub. The information that needs to be reviewed includes job role, college or service and department, work location, job family, grade, working hours and, where applicable, information about leadership and key management roles. The HR Census Report Guidance Notes provide instructions on how to access the report and notify the People Services of changes.

The census will be run twice a year, but everyone is also encouraged to regularly review their data and to report changes to the People Services team at any time.