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States staff suspended from work 2012 to 2015 (FOI)

States staff suspended from work 2012 to 2015 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 23 October 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Details of States staff suspended from work during 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, including:

Number of staff suspended?
How much they were paid while suspended?
How long they were suspended for and for what dates? Why were they suspended?
Which departments were they in?
How many of them had their employment terminated at the end of suspension? (And which staff were these?)


All employees are suspended on grounds of gross misconduct. Suspension is a neutral act while an investigation into the allegation is carried out.

The following tables show:

  • the total suspensions for each year 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 to date
  • the number of employees suspended per year
  • the total number of days of all suspensions for those years
  • the average length of each suspension
  • the total cost of all suspensions in each year

Note: The figures contained in the table may be cumulative in some instances rather than additional.

Number, length and cost of suspensions:

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015*
Number suspended





Total days





Average length of suspension (days)





Cost (£)76,604126,982159,480104,553

Number of suspensions by department:

All departments with the exception of the Economic Development department had at least one person suspended in one or more of the years.

If the information was broken down any further (ie by department), it may be possible to identify employees (former or current), and as this information is personal information it is exempt under Article 25 of the Freedom of Information Jersey) Law 2011 (the “FOI Law”), which refers to personal information. 

The information cannot be disclosed because its disclosure to a member of the public would contravene one or more of the data protection principles, which are set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005. 

As a public authority, the States of Jersey must observe all of the data protection principles when processing personal data. The exemption from the duty to disclose personal data, where to do so would breach a data protection principle, is an absolute exemption, therefore the public interest test in Part 2 of the ​FOI Law does not apply.

Outcome of suspensions:

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015*

 *Year to date

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