HRS4R implementation at the UMH


5. WHY IMPLEMENT THE HRS4R HUMAN RESOURCE STRATEGY AT THE UMH?

The value of the HR Excellence in Research Award of the European Commission is very positive in the following areas:

  • Its contribution to achieving the strategic objectives of the UMH: including an improvement of research quality and impact, achieving and retaining the best staff in order to reach excellence, and preparing researchers for broad employment options
  •  Boosting internal cultural change
  • Support for internal processes by recognising, polishing and developing good practices Increase researcher development status, including their awareness of being in one of the best universities
  •  Satisfy researcher needs
  •  Acquiring funds, especially for European projects

At the UMH we are committed to continuous improvement, and for our Human Resource Strategy to comply with the 40 principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, as well as achieving the recognition of the European Commission to the continuous improvement of the UMH by way of the Award.

6. UMH MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT

On 1 March 2018, the Rector of the UMH sent the European Commission the institution’s commitment to implement the HRS4R in accordance with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Following the recommendations of the European Commission, and in order to define and implement the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), the UMH created an Executive Committee and a Work Committee to conduct an internal analysis and determine the degree of compliance with the principles established in the Charter and Code, as well as with relevant Valencian Community, Spanish and European legislation.

Their components and main duties are:

  • Executive Committee:

Monitor the Project regarding compliance with the established schedule, its final assessment and definitive approval, before sending it to the European Commission.

.Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation

.Vice-Rector for Teaching Staff

.Vice-Rector for International Relations

.Vice-Rector for Institutional Relations

.Head of the Department of Equality

  • Work Committee:

Coordinate, promote and ensure the progress of the Project, as well as preparing the documentation for each phase and produce a draft of the Project, which will be submitted to the Executive Committee to be reviewed and approved.

.Deputy Vice-Rector for International Relations

.Head of the Department of Teaching and Research Staff

.Deputy Vice-Rector for Teaching Staff

.Head of the Department of Administrative and Services Staff

.Head of the Department of Quality

.Head of the Research Management Service

.Head of the Department of Communication

.Institutional Data Manager

.Researchers belonging to the R1, R2, R3 and R4 profiles.

Following the classification system set by the European Commission.

  Endorsement Letter

7. PROJECTED UMH HRS4R STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION

 7.1. GENERAL PROJECTED SCHEDULE FOR THE HRS4R STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE

PHASE DURATION DESCRIPTION FECHA
T0 - Communicate the commitment to the European

Commission

Marzo 2018
T0 a T +1 12 Months Self-analysis: GAP Analysis and Action Plan Febrero 2019
T+1 - GAP Analysis and Action Plan assessment Marzo2019
T+1 a T+3 24 Months Implement the Action Plan Febrero 2021
T+3 - Internal assessment Marzo 2021
T+3 a T+6 36 Months Implement the revised Action Plan Febrero 2024
T+6 - Assessment and visit by the assessor Marzo 2024

7.2. UMH HRS4R PROCESS GUIDELINES FOR COMPLYING WITH THE 40 PRINCIPLES OF THE CHARTER AND CODE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

(Year 2018)

Commitment by UMH Management to implement the HRS4R strategy (letter sent by the UMH Rector to the European Commission on 1 March 2018).

Create an internal structure that monitors its fulfilment

Executive Committee and Work Committee (both already created and operative as of 1 March 2018)

GAP ANALYSIS

Gathering proposals from researchers about to the principles of the Charter and Code

How?

Survey filled out by all UMH researchers in July 2018

In-person meetings with researchers of the four UMH campuses conducted in June 2018

Gathering of proposals about the principles of the Charter and Code

Administration and services staff and management staff in-person meetings, held in July 2018

  1. Analysis of all UMH Improvement Proposals and determining the Improvement Actions needed to solve them, conducted in October 2018
  2. Assign a person who shall be responsible for each Improvement Action, conducted in November 2018
  3. ACTION PLAN: 2019 – 2020
  4. A two-year Action Plan is created (2019 – 2020), with all the established Improvement Actions
  5. Each person responsible for the Actions establishes what specific Action they will perform and when
  6. A Monitoring Committee will monitor progress, controlling the development of the planned Actions every quarter
  7. Achieve the HR Excellence in Research Award of the European Community


7.3. PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR 2018 IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S RECOGNITION

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