New fields to record EU pre and settled status are set to be released by Electronic Staff Record (ESR) on 31 July.
The new functionality will include the ability to record EU Settlement status, using the following options:
- Unknown/not declared.
HR teams will also be able to record the date status was issued by the Home Office, expiry date (for pre-settled status) as well as temporary leave to remain should the UK transition out of the EU without a deal.
The release will shortly be followed by functionality which will support HR teams to report on these fields, scheduled for launch on 25 September. Both the new fields and reporting functionality are subject to the successful completion of design, build and test phases.
The development of the new fields follows close engagement between ESR, NHS Employers and NHS organisations to ensure EU Settlement Scheme information can be suitably recorded.
One year left for applications
As the deadline of 30 June 2021 approaches, organisations may wish to raise awareness of the EU Settlement Scheme with staff and ensure any colleagues who have not applied yet, do so. We would be keen to hear any intelligence or shared learning around the scheme that organisations may have; please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Home Office also issued communications this week (30 June) outlining current application figures, encouraging European citizens to apply, explaining some of the support available to individuals and promoting communication materials in different languages.