PSU

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

838

Total number of employees

Equal pay for both male and female faculty members, and staff

SR 363,226

Expenditure per employee per annum

77%

Academic & non-academic staff employed for more than 24 months

High commitment to non-discrimination in the workplace

94%

Students in work placement

Jubilation Office

PSU ensures positive and joyful working environment through the Jubilation office

Reference: Academic Year 2020


Employment Practices

8.2 - Employment Practices

The PSU employees fall in two categories: academic and non-academic. Both are considered as an important asset of PSU for providing quality teaching and learning and its support services. In alignment with its mission, PSU develops a healthy and competitive working environment attracting and retaining local and international qualified professionals, providing them opportunities to excel in their fields, and at the same time protecting their rights and interests.

PSU strictly abides by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development laws & regulations and offers decent labor wages more than the minimum slab established by the Saudi Arabia government, provide equal job opportunities to employees based on their professional ability and job experience and thereby eliminate unlawful discrimination with respect to gender, nationality, qualification, and other factors (Governing rules for faculty: article 76). PSU provides an environment for continuous learning by encouraging its faculty to excel in their field of study/work and appreciate them with numerous annual excellence awards.

The Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs conducts regular meetings supported by the institutional committees to protect the labour rights and interests of employees in accordance with the Governing Rules and Regulations for Personnel and faculty.


Expenditure per employee

8.3 - Expenditure per Employee

PSU maintains an extremely high degree of faculty satisfaction and a high retention rate. The total expenditure on employee is SR 304,383,918 per year.

Expenditure per employee

838

Number of employees

467

Academic Staff

371

Non-academic Staff

SR 363,226

Expenditure per employee

SR 304,383,918

University expenditure

Reference: Academic Year 2020


Proportion of students taking work placements

In alignment with the PSU mission which emphasizes on lifelong and service based learning, all programs offered at PSU have incorporated work placement.

Employment Placement

Prince Sultan University offers a Student Work Placement Program known as “Cooperative Education program” to all senior level students pursuing their degree in the 4th year of their program related to their field of study. This program is considered as one of the CORE requirements of the curricula and is equivalent to 10 credit hours applicable to all academic undergraduate programs as a practical onsite experience over a 7-month period (i.e., spanning one semester and a summer. It provides opportunity for successful integration of work and study and enables students to gain hands-on experience in a realistic environment and enhances soft skills. In conclusion, students are provided an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills through the student work placement program.

Refer to Field Experience Specification for Computer Science program

Most of PSU students complete their coop placement in the big four companies

Number of students with work placement (required as part of the course) in AY 2020: 5690/6048 = 94%

The COOP is a core requirement for all undergraduate students at PSU upon completion of their coursework in their program. Refer to the PSU PSU COOP Handbook.


Proportion of employees on secure contracts

1. Number of employees

2. Number of employees on contracts of over 24 months

77% (646/838)

Proportion of employees on secure contracts (2020-2021)

3. Number of employees

2019-2020

2020-2021

4. Number of employees on contracts of over 24 months

2019-2020

67%

2020-2021

77%

Proportion of employees on secure contracts (2019-2020) and (2020-2021)

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