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States of Jersey staff signed off work through stress related illness 2010 to 2014 (FOI)

States of Jersey staff signed off work through stress related illness 2010 to 2014 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 24 February 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many States workers have been signed off work through a stress related illness in the past five years?

Please break this down by year (2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014), by Department and total number of days lost (again, by year) due to the stress related illness.


The table below identifies the number of employees who took time off due to stress related sickness and the total number of days absent since 2010, broken down by year and department.

Employees (absent due to stress)











                                         Days lost by Department                                        
Education, Sport and Culture1,7351,5191,4141,1281,660
Home Affairs1,3039535927291989
Health and Social Services2,5883,3873,7713,0994,470
Treasury and Resources95186120117121
Social Security257321281266179
Chief Minister's Department1084519106283
Non Ministerial States Funded1693869310440
States Assembly302501931
Economic Development3730108
Transport and Technical Services836759601479572
Jersey Ports372118104225198
Total Days Lost7,5757,8077,0926,24410,149

The information provided is based on certified and un-certified sickness categorised as ‘Anxiety’, ‘Stress’, ‘Depression’ and ‘Work Related Stress’.

It is important to note that during 2014 ‘managing attendance’ was a priority for managers across all States Departments which raised awareness of the accuracy and reliability of reporting employee absence data. This increased capture of data is likely to have contributed to the increase in reported days off in general but also the more accurate categorisation of reason for sickness (i.e. previously managers may have selected the ‘miscellaneous’ category rather than ‘stress’ or ‘anxiety’). 

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