The Staff Emergency Fund is changing

The Staff Emergency Fund (SEF) has provided valuable assistance to a number of staff in the three years since its initial launch. The terms of the scheme are now to change.

Following a review by the SEF steering group, which includes representatives of the three campus trade unions, with immediate effect it has been decided that the SEF is to be re-named the Staff Assistance Fund. The terms of the scheme have now been relaxed:

  • the fund will now be available to staff who have worked at the University for a minimum of 6 months
  • applications can be as the result of unexpected financial situations rather than extreme financial problems as previously

For example, if your home heating breaks down and you don't have the money to cover the repairs, you may make an application to the Assistance Fund.

The fund is able to make an interest free loan to you of up to £2,000, with the repayments being made directly from your monthly salary.

More information will be available at the Staff Benefits Fair, being held on 29 March 2012 in Parkinson Court.

You can also visit the Staff Benefits website or contact Jill Nimmo, Pensions & Staff Benefits Manager on 0113 343 4138.

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