Staff Training Provision
MSP staff attendance at a training/seminar/conference
In line with section 3.5 (Incidental and Ancillary Employment Costs) of the Reimbursement of Members’ Expenses Scheme the Human Resources Office is authorised to agree training costs which it believes to be reasonable in meeting training requests from MSP to a limit of £1200 per member per annum. The Human Resources Office will monitor requests, which will be published against a members name in line with the Publication Scheme. In addition, the Human Resources Office have a duty to report to the SPCB any occasion on which any individual member requests that they exceed the limit of £1200 per annum.
The cost of travel and overnight accommodation to attend a training event will also be met through this staff training provision, if the location is not your normal place of work.
Appropriate training is likely to be short workshop type courses which support the member of staff in carrying out their current role. These will include short workshops (e.g. which run over one, two or three days) in topics such as Word, Excel, general staff development or management development. The Scheme is not intended to cover longer term courses such as diploma, degree or masters programmes.