Requesting Confirmation of Permanence

Please use this template to request a confirmation of permanence from the university.

From the UCU website:

Under Regulation 9 of the Regulations, employees have the right to regard their position as permanent if the following conditions are met:

  • the employee is on at least their second contract with the same employer or the contract has been previously renewed; and
  • the employee has at least four years’ continuous service; and
  • the use of a fixed-term contract was not justified on objective grounds.

The four years’ service must be continuous with the same employer, it does not however affect your rights if you have worked in different departments or had changes to your contract in that period.

Some breaks in service may be regarded as a temporary cessation of service and not a break in contract. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis but seek advice from your LA/branch or regional office if you think this may apply to you (for example, if your contract terminates every June and a new one is issued every September).

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