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States of Jersey employee sick leave (FOI)

States of Jersey employee sick leave (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 03 May 2016.

​​Request

How many States employees are currently on long-term sick leave? Please break these down into departments.

What is the average length of time that those person shave been off sick for?

Could you provide some of the reasons, in general terms, for what States employees are off on long-term sick?

What is the States policy for long-term sick leave, including pay arrangements?

Response

The below table shows the number of staff (as of 31 March 2016) who are on leave due to long term absence. 

We have had to consolidate some areas, due to the potential of identifying an individual employee. Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied to this request.

Any instance of absence greater than 20 days is classed as long term.

​Department​Total​Average length of sickness (days)
​Health and Social Services​21​91.1
​All other departments​17​58.8
​Total​38​60.1


Below is a list of reasons why staff are currently on long term absence:

  • anxiety, stress and depression
  • cancer
  • cardiovascular
  • gynaecological
  • mental health
  • medical
  • musculoskeletal

With regards to the policy for long-term sick leave, we have also provided the Managing Attendance policy for all States of Jersey employees which covers all types of sick leave.

Download the States of Jersey's managing attendance policy (size 292KB)

Pay arrangements for long term sick leave are different for each pay group, but this is currently under review as part of the States of Jersey's workforce modernisation programme.

Exemptions and/or refusals applied to this request

Article 25 - personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

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