FOI Request - Sickness Absence Management

Request 101000325780

I am writing to request information on your sickness absence procedures under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2005.

1)    Do you have a Sickness Absence Policy?

2)    Could you please supply a copy of your policy?

3)    What are your levels of sickness absence for the past 3 years?

4)     Does your policy deal with stress and mental health issues?

5)     Do you hold separate statistics on stress and mental health issues?

6)     Can you please advise what those levels are for the past 3 years?

7)     Does your policy deal with Work/Life Balance issues?

8)     How is this done?

9)     Do you have occupational health provision for your employees?

10)   Please say how this is carried out.

11)   Does your policy have triggers to instigate intervention in the sickness absence levels of your employees?

12)   Do these triggers apply equally to disabled and non-disabled people?

13)   Do you adjust the triggers to meet reasonable adjustments for disabled people?

14)   What adjustments do you offer to meet the needs of disabled people?

Response 13-03-2015

1)    Yes

2)     Health and Work Policy

         Mental Health and Wellbeing

3)     This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible.  For ease the information can be found at http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file97219.pdf

4)   See attached at Q 2

5)   See link attached at Q6

6)   This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible.  For ease the information can be found at http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_96214.html

7)   Yes

8)    Please see details in policies attached at Q2

9)    Yes

10)   Please see details in policies attached at Q2

11)   Yes

12)    Yes

13)    Yes

14)    In accordance with the terms of the Health & Work Policy and statutory provisions.

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