Policies and procedures

LSE's policies, procedures, regulations and other essential documents.

While all policies are primarily aimed at staff and students, the majority have been made publicly available to support transparency and good governance.

To add or revise an existing document please contact Dan Bennett (d.bennett@lse.ac.uk). Alternative formats are also available on request

All School policies are indexed through the LSE search engine. To browse through policies, please use the subject groupings below, or search on the A to Z page

A list of policies by document group is available here

Competitions and Market Authority (CMA) 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion



Finance and Planning

Governance and Legal

Human Resources

Academic and Research Appointments
Academic Annex
Academic Staff Reward Committee: Annual Contribution Pay
Additional Payments Policy and Procedure
Adoption policy
Advance payments for Tier 2 applicants
Alcohol and drugs policy
Annual Performance Review of (Full) Professors Guidelines 
Anti-Bullying and Anti-Harassment Policy
Appeals policy and procedure for Academic Support staff
British Petroleum (BP) Centennial Professors Scheme
Buyout Policy
Capability health policy and procedure for academic support staff
Capability performance policy and procedure for professional services staff
CDR Guidance: Academic Staff
CDR Guidance: Education Staff
CDR Guidance: Policy Fellow Staff
CDR Guidance: Research Staff
Core Business in Core Hours Policy
Education Probationary Review Scheme
Email Etiquette Guidance
Emeritus Professor Policy
Flexible Working Policy and Procedure
Guidance for the Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants, Guest Teachers and Emeritus Teachers for departments and staff
Guidelines for Interim Review and Major Review of Lecturers

Guidelines for Promotion to and within the New Research Staff Career
Guidelines for Promotions to Research Officer and Research Fellow
Guidelines for Review and Promotion of Assistant and Associate Professors
Immigration Policy
LSE Centennial Professors Scheme
Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave (MASPL) - procedure for cover arrangements
Managing Staff Changing Role
Mentoring Guidance: Academic Staff and LSE Fellows
Mentoring Guidance: Education Staff
Mentoring Guidance: Policy Fellow Staff
Mentoring Guidance: Research Staff
Named Chairs Policy
Organisational Change Policy
Parental leave
Paternity leave
Pay Supplements Policy
Personal relationships at work
Policy on the Support for Carers
Professionally Qualified Faculty Scheme 
Professional Services Grading Policy
Professional Services Grading Procedure
Professional Services Salaried Staff Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure
Professional Services Staff Contribution Pay Guidelines
Professional Services Staff Starting Salary Policy and Procedure
Recruitment and Selection Policy: Academic, Research and Teaching Appointments
Redeployment Policy and Procedure
Relocation Policy
Remuneration Policy For Faculty
Research leave
Responsibility allowance
Retirement Policy
Sabbatical policy
Secondment for professional services staff
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy
Shared parental leave
Single nomination 
Staff Apprenticeships Policy
Transitioning at work: guidance for staff and managers
Visiting Fellow Scheme
Visiting Professor Scheme 

Information Technology

Internal Only documents 

Some School documents are only available to staff. 

To access 'Internal Only' documents, click here


Risk and Compliance



Student Regulations

Risk and Compliance Unit

Risk-Management 16_9

Ethics Code

ethics 16_9

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