EPSRC wants to be an efficient and effective organisation. As part of this, EPSRC wishes to be seen as an employer of choice and to be seen by all as an organisation that operates according to high ethical standards, policies and processes.
EPSRC aims to have a policy framework which is clear, accessible and compliant with current employment law, which conforms to the current Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service Code of Practice, and promotes equality and diversity in the workplace.
The aim of this policy is to define the EPSRC framework of procedures for the management of stress as part of the overall management of health and safety and to create a safe working environment for all employees and that de-stigmatises stress-related illness.
The purpose of the Stress Policy is to provide an appropriate framework of information and guidance to managers and employees on the prevention and management of stress.
EPSRC recognises that stress should be managed and implemented using tools, techniques and processes which are consistent with its organisational values and comply with legal requirements.