Staff headcount

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

1; Please could I have a headcount as of today's date 13/1/16 for all band A, band B and band C staff in paid (by DWP) employment roles at job centre plus offices. If this is not available please supply me with headcount for these pay bands across the whole of DWP in paid (by DWP) job roles. I already have figures till 31//5/15.

2; I would also like the names of the DWP staff policies/procedures and the dates that any of these DWP staff policies/procedures were updated/changed during the periods October 2013 to October 2014.

3; How many medical retirement applications were received during the period Oct 2009 - December 2014? Of these, how many were rejected or accepted?

4; How many members of staff were sacked on attendance management (sickness) grounds in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015?

5; Please give me FULL list (not a list that is not exhaustive) of ALL examples of gross misconduct offences that are likely to get an employee sacked for a first time offence.

4; How many customers who were sanctioned whilst claiming Job Seekers Allowance went on to claim hardship benefit? Also separately how many went on to claim sickness benefit?

5; How many JSA claiments lives have ended following having their benefit sanctioned?

6; How many of the 67 suicides salvation army has reported locally here in Swindon were claiments who had been sanctioned? (figures are; 26 suicides reported in Swindon in 2012 compared to 11 reported in 2005. This rose to
67 between 2012 - 2014 (coincidentally when the sanctions regime was most active)!

Yours faithfully,

Emma O'leary

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