Employee Volunteering Policy

UCD seeks to play a leading role in the socio-economic and cultural development of the communities that it serves and to continually animate our values, in particular those of engagement, integrity and diversity.  As part of its commitment to community engagement, the University has introduced an Employee Volunteering Policy. This policy supports our employees by allowing them to allocate work time to engage in volunteering activities. Find out more on the Volunteering page.

Out of Hours Email Policy

The purpose of this policy is to make it clear to employees that they are not expected to read or reply to emails outside of their normal working hours, except in exceptional situations. This policy is designed to promote employee wellbeing by demonstrating the importance of recovery time away from work and support other policies such as Core Meeting Hours which promote a family-friendly working environment. View the policy in the Governance Document Library.

Engaging Research and Teaching-Active Retired Faculty Policy

Research and teaching-active retired faculty are a valuable resource for the University with a wide range of skills, knowledge and contacts that we wish to see encouraged and recognised. Active retired faculty can play a role on the national and international stage, greatly enhancing the reputation of the University through activities such as research and publication, mentoring and coaching (faculty & students), networking and advocating, and guest lecturing and tutoring.

The policy outlines the process involved in supporting this cohort of retired faculty and acknowledging their contributions as members of the University community.