Department for work and pensions group

About the group

The DWP group campaigns hard for members and works tirelessly to improve the pay, terms and conditions and job security through our negotiations with DWP management, ministers and the government.

PCS funds these pages because they are vital for communicating to DWP members, who we hope will increasingly use, contribute to and enjoy this site and use it as an important resource.

If you have any views on the website or suggestions please contact the PCS Leeds office.

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Requesting Personal Data without the need for a formal Right of Access Request (RAR)

12 Jul 2018

The Right of Access by the individual plays a central role in the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). DWP guidance has been updated but continues to include an instruction to managers that if they have information that should be disclosed under a Right of Access Request (formerly a SAR – Subject Access Request), and they are able to provide the information being asked for, they should do so straight away. DWP guidance on this issue published on the DWP Intranet, for Working in DWP/Security, confirms:

The office environment in hot weather

05 Jul 2018

The UK is experiencing an unusually sustained period of hot weather. Whilst some may relish the heat many others find that it is too hot for comfort. However, at present, there is no legal maximum temperature. The Health and Safety Executive and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) recommend that temperatures in offices are maintained at levels between 21 and 23 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

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