Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Civil Service positions in his Department were vacant for a week or longer in each year since 2010; and what the average turnover rate for civil servants in his Department has been in each year since 2010.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

It is not possible to provide information on the number of posts that have been vacant for a week or longer for each year since 2010 as this information is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The Departmental annual average turnover rates for each year since 2010 are stated below and exclude staff who have left through Early Retirement, Redundancy (Compulsory and Voluntary),Voluntary Exit or Other reasons e.g. end of temporary fixed term appointment.

31.03.2010 4.06%

31.03.2011 6.14%

31.03.2012 5.22%

31.03.2013 4.39%

31.03.2014 5.15%

31.03.2015 6.09%

31.03.2016 6.52%

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