the media and entertainment union
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The BBC's agreements with BECTU cover a great many aspects of staff* terms and conditions of employment. BBC staff should visit this page to join BECTU. 

BBC staff policies 

Key agreements, formulated as BBC policies, are available here to BECTU members. Members should login to view, or to download, the following:

  • BBC Alcohol and Drugs (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Appeals Policy (Nov 2016)
  • BBC Bullying and Harassment Grievance Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Capability Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Career Break Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Conditions of Service Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Contracts of Employment Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Declaration of Personal Interests Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Disciplinary Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC External Education Assistance Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Flexible Working Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Grievance Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Health and Sickness Absence Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Leave Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Long Service Awards Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Parental and Carers Support Policy (Oct 2015)
  • BBC Protected Disclosure 'Whistleblowing' Policy (updated Jan 2015).
  • BBC Recruitment Policy (Jan 2017)
  • BBC Redeployment Policy (published Oct 2011)
  • BBC Relocation Policy (November 2013).
  • BBC Reorganisation and Redundancy Policy (Oct 2015).

BBC guides 

  • BBC Guide to Attachments (published Aug 2011) 
  • BBC Guide to Appeals (October 2015)
  • BBC Guide to Bullying and Harassment  (October 2015)
  • BBC Guide on Capability (refers to the Disability Guide)
  • BBC Guide to Grievances (updated April 2011 to take in reference to Single Equality Act)
  • BBC Guide to Parental and Carers Support (updated Nov 2014)
  • BBC Guide to Retaining/Supporting Disabled Employees (Aug 2013)
  • BBC Guide to Disclosure of Personal Data Act (updated Nov 2014)
  • BBC Guide to the Working Time Regulations.

Also available to download:

  • BBC Declaration of Personal Interests Policy (Guidance Notes)
  • BBC Photography Recordings Patents and Inventions Policy (updated Dec 2011).

If BECTU members would like to review the progress from the previous Agreed Statements to BBC Employment Policies, the following is available:

  • BBC Employment Policies Summary Sheet.

*Information on BECTU's agreements with the BBC for freelances.

Last page update 17 January 2017.