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Human Resources


This information should only be accessed by participants of the User Acceptance Testing.  All other departments will be able to access the new casual worker management system from 14 November 2022. Until that date, departments should continue to pay casual workers via UPS2.

The University of Cambridge engages casual workers to undertake a range of different work assignments, including demonstrating, lecturing and examining activities.

When deciding the most appropriate way to engage a member of staff (either as a casual worker, self-employed or employee), departments should use the following tools and contacts to aid the decision-making process:

If it is decided that the most appropriate way to engage with the staff member is as a casual worker, departments should manage this process via the Dashboard system.

The other options for payment of workers and employees at the University are currently:

  • UPS1 (for self-employed workers)
  • UPS3 (for student maintenance grants or bursaries)
  • CHRIS80/82 - additional payments made to current employees
  • Temporary Employment Service (if the casual worker is administrative staff)
  • Employment contracts – permanent or fixed-term (seek support from your HR Advisor)


What is Dashboard?

Dashboard is the system we use for managing and paying our casual workers.

Who has access?

Dashboard can be accessed here.

When creating your Dashboard account, please use a strong password. Top tips on choosing a strong password can be found here.


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