FOI Request - Staff Members Suspended and Sickness

Request 101000380385

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request the following information:

1i) How many staff members employed directly by your council have been suspended on full pay?

ii) For each of the following financial years, please provide the number of working days lost, and the estimated cost (by cost, I mean the cost of paying the salary for that individual, and any other costs such as temporary staff cover):

2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15

2i) Also relating to staff members employed directly by your council: How many days have been lost to staff sickness?
ii) For each of the following financial years, please provide the number of days lost, and the estimated cost for each financial year (see costs above):

2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15

3i) I would also like the same information specified in (1) and (2) to be provided separately for teachers and school staff (including nursery schools).

Response 19-10-2015

1i)  Since 2011 there have been 40 employees suspended on full pay.

1ii)  This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

2i)  

I appreciate you have asked for a breakdown of teachers and school staff but we only report on Teachers and all other employees.  Information is reported to Audit Scotland.

2011-12
Teachers – 6769
All other - 25247
2012-13
Teachers – 5598
All other – 28206
2013-14
Teachers – 5567
All other – 26195
2014-15
Teachers – 5787
All other - 29612

2ii)  This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

3i)

Since 2011 there have been 13 employees suspended on full pay.
This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
See 2i) above.

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