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SYSC 22.7.3GRP
The Glossary definition of employer covers more than just a conventional employer and so it may not always be obvious who a person’semployer is. Therefore a firm3 appointing someone to a position that requires a reference may have to get the employee’s help in identifying their previous employers.2
SYSC 22.7.5GRP
(1) SYSC 22.2.1R (Obligation to obtain references3) applies even if the employer has already got a reference for the employee. For example:2(a) a firm3 should have a reference whenever it renews the certificate of a certification employee; and2(b) changing jobs within the same firm3 may require a reference. 2(2) However, the firm3 does not necessarily need to obtain a new reference each time (a) or (b) above occurs. That is because an existing reference will very often still be

Table: To whom does COCON apply? 9

    9Persons to whom COCON applies


    (1) An SMF manager.9

    (2) An employee (“P”) of an SMCR firm12 who:9

    (a) performs the function of an SMF manager;9

    (b) is not an approved person to perform the function in question; and9

    (c) is required to be an approved person at the time P performs that function.9

    (3) An employee of an SMCR firm12 who would be performing an FCA-designated senior management function12 but for SUP 10C.3.13R (The 12-week rule). 9

    (4) A certification employee of an SMCR firm12.9

    This applies even if the certification employee has not been notified that COCON applies to them or notified of the rules that apply to them.9

    (5) An employee of an SMCR firm who would be performing an FCA certification function but for SYSC 27.5.1R (Emergency appointments) or SYSC 27.5.3R (Temporary12 UK role). 9


    (6) Any employee of an SMCR firm12 not coming within another row of this table, except one listed in column (2) of this row (6) of this table12. 9

    (A)12 This row (6)12 does not apply to an employee of an SMCR firm12 who only performs functions falling within the scope of the following roles:9

    (a) receptionists;

    (b) switchboard operators;

    (c) post room staff;

    (d) reprographics/print room staff;

    (e) property/facilities management;

    (f) events management;

    (g) security guards;

    (h) invoice processing;

    (i) audio visual technicians;

    (j) vending machine staff;

    (k) medical staff;

    (l) archive records management;

    (m) drivers;

    (n) corporate social responsibility staff;

    (o) taking part in following activities of the firm:14

    14 (i) the firm’s activities as a data controller; or

    14(ii) the firm’s activities of data processing;

    as defined in the data protection legislation, but subject to Note (1) of this table14;data protection legislation;10

    (p) cleaners;

    (q) catering staff;

    (r) personal assistant or secretary;

    (s) information technology support (ie, helpdesk); and

    (t) human resources administrators /processors.



    (7) [deleted]12




    (8) A board director of: a UK SMCR firm.12






    14Note (1): A function is only within paragraph (o) of column (2) (Comments) of row (6) of this table if the function does not require the employee concerned to exercise a significant amount of discretion or judgment.

(1) This rule applies to members of a firm’sconduct rules staff apart from conduct rules staff in COCON 1.1.9R. 6522(2) Subject to (3), COCON only applies to the conduct of persons to whom this rule applies (as set out in (1)) if that conduct:6(a) 6is performed from an establishment maintained in the United Kingdom by the SMCR firm; or12(b) 6involves dealing with a client of the firm in the United Kingdom from an establishment overseas.5(3) 6Paragraph (2)(b) only applies to a
SYSC 22.2.4RRP
If at any time:(1) a firm3 (B) has given a reference under SYSC 22.2.2R to another firm (A) about an employee or ex-employee of B (P);2(2) B was also an SMCR firm2 when it gave the reference in (1);(3) either of the following applies:(a) B is aware of matters or circumstances that mean that if B had been aware of them when giving that reference, this chapter would have required B to draft the reference differently; or(b) the following applies:(i) B has since giving the reference
SYSC 22.6.3GRP
(1) If a firm has taken disciplinary action of the type referred to in question (F) in Part One of SYSC 22 Annex 1R (Template for regulatory references given by SMCR firms2 and disclosure requirements) against an employee and is asked to give a reference about that employee, the firm should (if it has not already done so) consider whether the basis on which it took that action amounts to a breach of any individual conduct requirements covered by question (F). (2) If the firm decides
SYSC 22.6.4GRP
(1) SYSC 22.2.2R(1) to (3) may require a firm3 to disclose information that goes beyond the mandatory minimum information in Part One of SYSC 22 Annex 1R (Template for regulatory references given by SMCR firms2 and disclosure requirements).2(2) This may mean, for instance, that a firm should in some cases disclose a conclusion that an employee or former employee has breached COCON or APER where that conclusion was reached outside the time limits in Part One of SYSC 22 Annex 1
SYSC 22.8.7GRP
[deleted] [Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SYSC 22.8A.4G]3
SYSC 22.8.9GRP
[deleted] [Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SYSC 22.8A.6G]3
SYSC 22.9.5GRP
(1) SYSC 22.9.1R applies to keeping records created before the date this chapter came into force as well as ones created afterwards.(2) A3firm does not breach the requirements of this chapter by failing to include something in a reference or by failing to have records2 because it destroyed the relevant records before the date this chapter came into force in accordance with the record keeping requirements applicable to it at the time of destruction.2(3) (1) also applies to records
SYSC 22.5.12GRP
(1) [deleted] [Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SYSC 22.8.10G(2)]3(2) [deleted] [Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SYSC 22.8.10G(1)]32