Sickness Absence

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what initiatives his Department is taking to reduce the numbers of sick days taken by staff in the Department.

Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Minister of State, Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office is committed to managing sick absence effectively, having implemented all recommendations of the 1998 report "Working Well Together". These are supported by robust monitoring procedures and in-house guidance and training for managers and individuals. In support of the 2004 report "Managing Sick Absence in the Public Sector", the Cabinet Office will ensure that managers proactively monitor sick absence and that they have the tools and training to do so.

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