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Sick Leave

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many days on average staff of her Department in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The number of days on average staff in DCMS, in each pay grade, were absent from work, as a result of ill health in each of the last 12 months, is shown in the table.

  Average working days lost
  2012 2013
Grade July August September October November December January February March April May June
D 0.14 0.16 0.12 0.25 0.53 0.29 0.33 0.08 0.04 0.41 0.12 0.86
C 0.15 0.11 0.02 0.21 0.58 0.49 0.65 0.76 0.47 0.77 0.60 0.06
B 0.22 0.28 0.41 0.56 0.23 0.33 0.28 0.30 0.12 0.22 0.43 0.25
HEOD 0.28 3.97
A 0.25 0.22 0.20 0.21 0.37 0.07 0.28 0.22 0.06 0.09 0.15 0.31
AU
SCS 0.21 0.42 0.03 0.10 0.24 0.03 0.07
Total 0.23 0.25 0.27 0.39 0.35 0.28 0.40 0.38 0.25 0.44 0.40 0.28

DCMS is committed to the health and welfare of its staff, helping staff to stay healthy and reducing the need for sick leave. Support is provided to staff returning from long-term sick leave, referring them to Occupational Health to advise on how best to facilitate a return to work and offering access to an Employee Assistance Programme, for independent advice and support.

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