Death In Service
In the event of the death of a member of staff, it is important to confirm information is correct and then to inform appropriate staff members. Incident management is the responsibility of the College/US Head of People & Organisational Development (P&OD). The route by which the notification reaches the University cannot be controlled but thereafter it is the responsibility of the P&OD Service to co-ordinate the dissemination of information. Therefore, whoever receives the information should immediately contact the College/US P&OD team (contact details for College/US Human Resources teams can be found here). It is essential that information is confirmed and then disseminated sensitively in order to alleviate any further distress to relatives and colleagues.
If notification is out of hours and is made to Security, they will contact the School/RI/Service and P&OD contact.
The P&OD contact will ensure the relevant staff are informed as soon as possible.