SEStran recognises that the effective management of its records, regardless of format, is essential in order to support its functions, to comply with legal, statutory and regulatory obligations and to demonstrate transparency and accountability.
The introduction of the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 highlights the importance placed on records management within public bodies. It is our aim to ensure we produce and implement an effective Records Management Plan to meet the requirements of the Act. The Plan will be regularly assessed and reviewed to ensure its effectiveness in terms of records management throughout SEStran.
SEStran has a corporate Learning and Development Policy which outlines our commitment
to the training and development of every employee.
This Personal Development and Appraisal Scheme (PDAS) is designed to build on our objectives and ensure that development is seen as a continuous process which is jointly owned by managers and employees and is linked to SEStran priority aims, objectives and vision.
This policy is applicable to all personal data held by the RTP. It applies to all employees and elected members of the RTP and to any contractors or agents performing work for or on behalf of the RTP and any other individuals with access to SEStran’s information.
The policy aims to ensure equality of access to learning and development opportunities, the achievement of best value in all learning and development activities and to outline the support available and required procedures for all employees to equitably.
The purpose of this policy is to set out the procedures relating to official travel and the entitlement to travel and subsistence (T&S) claims. The provisions of this policy are designed to ensure that best value for money is achieved. The policy identifies the most appropriate arrangements for T&S costs.
In addition to the above, SEStran also has an obligation under Section 44 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 to act:
In a way best calculated to contribute to the delivery of the Act’s emissions reduction targets;
In a way best calculated to deliver any statutory adaptation programme, and
In a way that it considers most sustainable
Adherence to the guidance within this procedure will ensure that business travel arrangements are safe, cost effective and compliant with SEStran’s environmental and legal obligations.