Stress Management

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Dear Orkney College,

Under Freedom of Information Scotland, I wish to receive the following information within 20 working days:

1. Please advise over the period (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017), the number of staff who listed stress as one of the reasons for sickness. For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

2. Of these staff identified above, how many were subsequently discovered to be related to work? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

3. How many days were lost as a result of any kind of stress? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

4. How many days were lost as a result of workplace stress? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

5. How many individual stress risk assessments have been carried out by the College? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

6. How many occupational group risk assessments have been carried out by the College? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

7. Do you have a specific stress Policy and/or procedure? If so, please attach.

8. Do you have a specific stress workgroup? If so, please attach minutes/action points for last year.

For each point, could you please provide the information broken down into numbers for support staff/lecturers and staff earning over £70,000 PA for each of the time periods listed above?

Yours faithfully,

John Gallacher

Dear Sir

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Thank you for your information request dated 8 May 2018 and received on 8 May 2018. Our reference is FOI 2018-0524. This is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

We are considering your request. We may be in touch soon to ask for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not able to fulfil your request in its present form.

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we need to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to give you the information you are looking for at an earlier date if possible.

Regards

Katy Russell-Duff
Administrative Officer
Corporate Services
Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
Telephone 01856 873535 Extension 2210

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Dear Sir

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

I refer to your email dated 8 May 2018 and received on 8 May 2018, our reference is FOI 2018-0524.

I am pleased to give the information you requested and hope that it meets your requirements.

1. Please advise over the period (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017), the number of staff who listed stress as one of the reasons for sickness. For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

Lecturers
Sickness Reason 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Total
Work Related Stress 2 1 3
Total 2 1 0 3

Support Staff
Stress 2 8 10
Work Related Stress 2 1 2 5
Total 4 4 10 18

2. Of these staff identified above, how many were subsequently discovered to be related to work? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).
See Q1.

3. How many days were lost as a result of any kind of stress? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

Lecturers
Sickness Reason 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Total
Work Related Stress 28.9 2.0 30.9
Total 28.9 2.0 0.0 30.9

Support Staff
Sickness Reason 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Total
Stress 20.0 100.7 120.7
Work Related Stress 7.2 13.0 3.5 23.7
Total 7.2 33.0 104.2 144.4

4. How many days were lost as a result of workplace stress? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).
See Q3

5. How many individual stress risk assessments have been carried out by the College? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017). This information is not collated centrally.

6. How many occupational group risk assessments have been carried out by the College? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017). None

7. Do you have a specific stress Policy and/or procedure? If so, please attach. Please see attached.

8. Do you have a specific stress workgroup? If so, please attach minutes/action points for last year. No

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Regards

George Vickers
Information Governance Officer
Corporate Services
Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
Telephone: 01856 873535 Extension: 2162
www.orkney.gov.uk

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