Pension Service: Swansea

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Siân James Siân James Labour, Swansea East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on (a) sickness, (b) overtime and (c) other staff absence at the Swansea Pension Service Centre in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Pension Reform), Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is in the following tables.

Days lost to sickness at Swansea Pension Centre from 2005
Average working days lost per employee Actual number of working days lost
2005 6.7 3,545
2006 11.4 4,260
2007 12.5 4,875
2008 13.1 7,440
Notes: 1. All years are from 1 January to 31 December except 2008 which is the information from 1 January to 31 March. 2. The Average Working Days Lost target is calculated as follows: Working Days lost divided by working days available x 225. 3. As of 2007-08 DWP has adopted the ONS definition and the reported figure excludes unpaid employees. Source: BI Portal information.
T otal cost of overtime at Swansea Pension Centre since 2005
Cost (£) Percentage of total salary costs
2005-06 157,000 1.34
2006-07 371,000 2.94
2007-08 511,000 4.19
Notes: 1. All years are from 1 April to 31 March. 2. Costs figures are rounded to the nearest thousand pounds. Current information on other staff absence at Swansea Pension Centre on 24 April 2008. Source: Information supplied by Resource Support Team in Swansea.
Current information on other staff absence at Swansea Pension Centre on 24 April 2008
Attendance 16
Authorised absence 17
Unauthorised absence 67
Notes: 1. This is the staffing information on 24 April (Industrial Action Day). 2. Authorised Leave includes Annual Leave, Carers Leave, Maternity Leave. Source: Swansea Pension Centre return to Business Continuity.

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