Jobcentre Plus: Resignations

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of Jobcentre Plus staff have left the organisation in each of the last five years; and whether her Department has conducted an analysis of which sectors such staff moved to.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the chief executive, Darra Singh. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Darra Singh:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many and what percentage of Jobcentre Plus staff have left the organisation in each of the last five years; and whether the Department has conducted an analysis of which sectors they moved to. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

The following table provides the numbers of staff who have left the organisation in each of the years and displays this as a percentage of the average number of people in the organisation in each of the years. These numbers show people leaving the Department for Work and Pensions from Jobcentre Plus for reasons like retirement, resignation, dismissal and end of contract. It does not include people who join another part of the Department or staff transferring to another Government Department.

We are unable to provide details for the full five year period. Our records go back to April 2006. The latest published data we have is to September 2009. Neither the Department nor Jobcentre Plus analyses where people move to, subsequent to their leaving.

April 2006 to March 2007 April 2007 to March 2008 April 2008 to March 2009 April 2009 to September 2009
Jobcentre Plus leavers 10,607 7,847 5,402 5,137
Percentage of headcount 14 11 7 6

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