PCS has received a response from Universal Credit management advising that there will be a Risk Assessment carried out for the new UCFS Failed to Attend Process which will be conducted soon. PCS welcome this development and will be involved in the Risk Assessment.
Guidance for Members
The GEC continues to have concerns about the new UCFS Failed to Attend Process and repeats the guidance previously issued that no Work Coach should issue a sanction until the Risk Assessment is carried out. The GEC remains of the opinion that asking Work Coaches to issue a sanction without a Risk Assessment for the new process is not a reasonable management request. If any member has any concerns regarding this guidance and the UCFS Failed to Attend Process then they should speak with their local PCS rep in the first place.
The GEC will provide an update for members when the Risk Assessment is completed.