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 2017 to 12 March 2020), 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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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

Orkney College

Good Morning John

Thanks for getting in touch. Please be aware I have forwarded your email to our business manager for a response. I expect you shall hear from my colleague shortly, but if you have any issues please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Best Wishes,
Jenna

Jenna Harper | Receptionist & Administrator |
University of the Highlands and Islands | Orkney College UHI | East Road | Kirkwall | Orkney | KW15 1LX
Tel: +44 (0)1856 569 000
 
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Dear Sir

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

Thank you for your information request dated 1 April 2020 and received on 2 April 2020. Our reference is FOI 2020-0321. This is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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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 1 April 2020 and received on 2 April 2020, our reference is FOI 2020-0321.

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

1. Please advise over the period (1 April 2017 to 12 March 2020), 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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).
See attached spreadsheet

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).
See attached spreadsheet

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).
See attached spreadsheet

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).
See attached spreadsheet

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).
1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 *
1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 *
1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020 *

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).
None

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

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

* As some of these figures are low, disclosure of this information would be unfair for the purpose of the first data protection principle and is exempt in terms of s.38(1)(b) read in conjunction with s.38(2A)(a) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. As such we have removed some of the answers to the questions asked. We hope you understand our position.

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Regards

George Vickers
Information Governance Officer
Corporate Services
Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
www.orkney.gov.uk

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