17 November 2011

The 2012 Olympic Games Guidance

The UK will host the 2012 Olympic Games from 27 July 2012 to 12 August 2012, and the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August 2012 to 9 September 2012.

The University recognises that the London 2012 Olympic Games offers staff a special opportunity to take part, as a volunteer, in a world class event. To help support both those wishing to get involved in this unique initiative and their line managers, the following web information is now available as a guide to best accommodate and balance volunteering opportunities with the needs of the University.

www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/guidance/leave/olympics

As the 2012 Olympics is a special event, the University is providing Special Leave for employees who will be volunteering at the games. This Special Leave will be granted to volunteers on a “like for like” basis to accommodate their voluntary commitments. For further details of the arrangements for the 2012 Olympics, please visit the above link.