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HR Business Partners

We were asked:

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1.As at 1 July 2013, how many staff did your organisation directly employ on a permanent or fixed-term basis?

We replied:

A.The Wales Office is not an employer; its staff are employed on loan agreements from the Welsh Government, the Ministry of Justice or other Central Government Departments. 46 staff were working at the Wales Office on 1 July 2013 on either a permanent or fixed term basis.

We were asked:

2.Does your organisation currently employ HR Business Partners?

We replied:

A.No

We were asked:

3.If so:

(a)When were these roles created?

(b)Were these roles introduced as part of the HR Business Partner model or were they introduced in isolation of a Shared Service Centre, etc?

(c)How many HR Business Partners (FTEs) are currently employed by your organisation?

(d)Are there currently any proposals that your organisation ceases to employ HR Business Partners?

We replied:

A.Not applicable

We were asked:

4.If not:

(a)Are there currently any proposals to introduce HR Business Partner roles within your organisation?

We replied:

A.No.

We were asked:

(b)Have HR Business Partners previously been employed by your organisation?

We replied:

A.No.

We were asked:

(c)If so, when was this from and to (please provide the months and years)?