Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please can you provide the following information:

Number of staff days lost to sickness for ever financial year between 2014 to the present.

For each year please include total number of days lost, level as a percentage of overall staffing days for the year lost and - if possible - the cost to the council.

Yours faithfully,

Kevin Walsh

Corporate Information Unit, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Walsh

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information held by Bolton Council received
at this office on 18^th February 2017.

 

You requested:

 

Number of staff days lost to sickness for ever financial year between 2014
to the present.

 

For each year please include total number of days lost, level as a
percentage of overall staffing days for the year lost and - if possible -
the cost to the council.

 

Unfortunately from your recent correspondence we are unable to identify
the information you have requested above and we require some further
details from you in order to progress your request. In the request subject
title it states Staff sickness levels 2014-2017  but you then state ever
financial year from 2014 to the present in the body of the request which
only entails two financial years (2014/15/ and 2015/16). Could you please
confirm exactly which timescales you require this information for?

 

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If no clarification is received within three months of the date of this
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Yours sincerely

 

Mark Allen

Corporate Information Officer

Corporate Information Unit

 

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Dear Freedom Of Info,

I mean

2014/15
2015/16
2016/present

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Walsh

Dear Mark,

I'm still awaiting this information. I will reluctantly be forced to contact the ombudsman if a failure to provide adequate response is made within 5 days.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Walsh

Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Walsh

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Please accept my apologies for our delay in providing an answer to your
request. In response to your request for information received at this
office on 18^th February 2017, and after further clarification from
yourself on 15^th March 2017 clarifying the dates the information was
needed for, please see the councils response below:

 

You requested:

 

Number of staff days lost to sickness for ever financial year between 2014
to the present.

 

For each year please include total number of days lost, level as a
percentage of overall staffing days for the year lost and - if possible -
the cost to the council.

Answer: Please see Table 1 below

 

Table 1

 

Year 2014/15 2015/16 2016/present
Total number of days 58684 54787 Not yet available
lost
% of overall 5.96% 5.69% Not yet available
staffing days
This information is not held as the sickness absence
Cost to the council recording system used to 2015 did not record sickness
cost

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Mark Allen

Corporate Information Officer

Corporate Information Unit

 

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