certain information as part of your leaving process. We recommend using this
template resignation email which should be sent to HR and
copied to your manager.
If you wish to write your own resignation letter it
should include the following information:
- Confirmation of your final date of employment as agreed
with your manager
- Confirmation that you intended to take any remaining annual
leave (In exceptional circumstances and only
in agreement with your manager will payment be made for any untaken accrued
- Confirmation that all Univeristy property (including IT devices) will be returned.
- The following mandatory information for HESA purposes
(Higher Education Statistics Agency)
What will you be doing after leaving Edinburgh Napier
Working in a higher education institution
Working in the private sector
Working in another education institution
Working in a research institute (private)
Registered as a student
Please tick the most appropriate box
Working in a research institute (public)
NHS/General medical practice/General dental practice
Not in regular employment, not retired
Working in another public sector organisation
Working in the voluntary sector
will you reside after you leave?
tick the most appropriate box
not to specify
regarding your notice period are detailed in your contract of employment.
Employee Exit Survey
It is important that we understand why you are leaving the university
and your experience of working here. Our Employee Exit survey will have been sent to you and takes no longer than 5
minutes to complete and is comprised of a few mandatory questions surrounding
why you are leaving the university and some optional questions about your
experience at ENU. Please complete
Please enourage your employee to complete the Employee Exit Survey.
IT User Accounts
Please ensure that all University
information and records held in your email account, H: Drive, C: Drive (and
on your network Desktop), MyDrive (SharePoint), or in any other drive or
mobile device to which you have sole access, are moved to an appropriate University
SharePoint site or shared network drive.
Further guidance for leavers regarding University records and information can be found on the Governance Services page.
Please contact IT if any special
arrangements need to be made about access to information kept in areas on the
network to which your employee has sole access e.g. email, after employees
for leavers regarding University records and information can be found on the Governance Services page.
Return of Property
Before you leave you should provide your manager all property belonging
to the University, including keys and your staff ID card. All University-owned IT equipment that
you have been issued with should be returned to one of the library helpdesks.
here for a list of IT equipment allocated to you.
Please ensure to collect staff cards,
keys and any other University equipment from employees before they leave.
All University electronic equipment
should be returned to Information Services.
You should have a conversation with your line
manager about your objectives before leaving the University. If you leave
during the objective setting period, you wouldn’t complete this activity.
However, if objectives are in the system, a conversation and quick system
update would be required.
If you have line management
responsibility and a team reporting into you, you need to make sure your My
Contribution activities are up to date. This means that in the objective setting
period you have discussed, reviewed and agreed your employees’ objectives in
the system. If you leave in the Mid-Year period you would have completed the
Mid-Year conversation with your employees and added your ‘Mid-Year’ Comments
in the system. If you leave during the End of Year period, you would need to
make sure you have had the End of Year conversations and added your end of
year feedback and ratings in the system.
When you are
leaving the University, we recommend that you take the following action
before your employment ends:
1. Amend the email address to which your e-Payslips are sent
to a personal email account to ensure you receive your final e-Payslip, particularly
important if you leave before pay day
Download any previous payslips that you may require from HR Connect.
If you are
changing address you should update this on HR Connect before leaving. Your
P45 will be sent at the end of the month so it is important that this is sent
to the correct address as duplicate copies cannot be produced.
Teachers Superannuation Scheme
You should apply around 4 months before
the date of your retirement or when your benefits are due. The SPPA website should be consulted for information
regarding your retirement options.
For Normal Age Retirement, Phased
Retirement or Acutarial Reduced Pensions the Teach: RET form should be downloaded and
completed. Part 1 should be completed by the employee and forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org who will complete Part 2 and
forward both parts of the form on to SPAA. STSS will then contact the employee
with details on what benefits you are due, taxation and how the pension will be
You should apply around 6 weeks before
the date of your retirement or when your benefits are due. The LPF
be consulted for information regarding your retirement options. Once you
have decided to retire you should let your manager know and email HumanResources@napier.ac.uk to confirm. Payroll will
notify LPF who will then be in touch with the employee regarding benefits
& Winding Down
Phased retirement allows you to reduce
your working hours whilst receiving a proportion of your pension benefits.
Winding down is a phased retirement option that enables you to continue
in employment on a part-time basis whilst protecting your final retirement
pension entitlement. Both should be agreed with the Dean of School
before applying. For full eligibility criteria, please see the SPPA website.
Preparing for Retirement
The University offers preparation for retirement learning events, for further information please contact Learning and Development, on 0131 455 5036 or email@example.com
Return of Property
All property belonging to the
University, including IT equipment, keys, staff ID card etc must be returned on
(if you intend to use annual leave as part of your notice period) your
last day of employment. All
University-owned IT equipment that you have been issued with should be returned
to one of the library helpdesks. Click here for a list of IT equipment allocated to you.
Academic Workload Allocation
Academic staff should ensure that their
Academic Workload Allocation is updated when they leave the University to
ensure accurate TRAC reporting.
The University provides a number of
benefits which are paid for by recurring payments or salary sacrifice schemes,
such as season ticket loans and childcare vouchers. Information
regarding how these are dealt with can be found on the Payroll Site. Any outstanding balances to will normally be
deducted from your final salary payment.