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Quarterly service report on staff sickness

Central directorates

Sickness rates within the central directorate have continued to decrease over the last quarter.

The overall average for central directorates remains well below the authority figure for last year of 7.22.

Table showing Central Directorates staff sickness levels

Section

Total staff

Number of days sickness

Quarter 3 average per employee

2019/20 annual average per employee

Chief Executive

18

20.5

1.14

2.07

Finance

67

171.5

2.56

12.69

Organisational Development, Transformation and HR

57

115

2.02

8.55

Place, Planning and Regeneration

162

150

0.93

3.74

Department totals (quarter 1)

304

457

1.5

Totals (2019/2020)

6.52

Delivery directorates

Sickness this quarter has increase on last quarter. Customer Experience and ICT have both increased significantly but this seems to be mainly due to long term sickness. Overall figures still stand below the authority figure for 2018/19 of 7.22.

Table showing delivery directorate staff sickness

Section

Total staff

Number of days sickness

Quarter 3 average per employee

2019/20 annual average per employee

Contract Services

26

59.5

2.29

5.1

Customer Experience

78

211.5

2.71

9

Democratic Services

20

12.5

0.63

1.77

IT

43

81.5

1.9

6.24

Legal

10

5

0.5

0.67

Property

19

14

0.74

7.65

Department totals (quarter 1)

196

384

1.96

Totals (2019 to 2020)

6.59

People directorate

Sickness rates across the department have risen since quarter 2 19/20. All sections with the exception of Adult Social Care and Commissioning have seen an increase.

Estimated figures for the year put all sections except Education and Learning and Public Health at a higher level of sickness for the year than the Authority figure for 18/19 of 7.22 days. It should be noted that overall department totals are below the public sector employer average per employee.

Table showing people directorate staff sickness

Section

Total staff

Number of days sickness

Quarter 3 average per employee

2019/20 annual average per employee

Adult Social Care

138

479.5

3.47

13.73

Children’s Social Care

154

395

2.56

8.16

Commissioning

57

126

2.21

8.67

Early Help and Communities

131

447.5

3.42

10.43

Education and Learning

81

76

0.94

3.94

Mental Health and Out of Hours

103

260.5

2.53

9.01

Public Health

16

39

2.44

3.58

Directorate including BI

9

1

0.11

0.15

Department totals (quarter 1)

689

1824.5

2.65

Totals (2019 to 2020)

9.17

Comparison data

Table showing staff sickness comparator data

Comparator data

All employees
(average days sickness absence per employee)

Bracknell Forest Council 18/19

7.22 days

Public Sector employers 2017

8.50 days

Source CIPD: Health and Wellbeing Survey May 2018