Staff turnover and costs

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Dear National Records of Scotland,

Please consider the following request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

1. During the period of the current Chief Executive’s tenure (2013 to date) please provide:

a. The number of staff who have left the organisation.

b. The average number of staff during this period, excluding the Chief Executive.

This should be calculated by adding the number of staff at the Chief Executive’s start date to the number of staff at the date of calculation and dividing by two.

c. The turnover percentage.

This should be calculated by dividing 1a by 1b and multiplying by 100. This is the industry standard method for calculating turnover.

In relation to 1a and 1b:

- staff should include any members of staff defined as ‘workers’ in terms of 230(3) of the Employment Rights Act 1996, including but not limited to casual workers or zero hours workers.
- The data should be provided as the number of individual people and not full time equivalents.

2. In relation to number of staff who have left the organisation provided at 1a above, please provide the total cost associated with those members of staff leaving including but not limited to:

- recruitment costs, including agency and advertisement costs
- severance pay
- redundancy pay
- payments in lieu of untaken statutory and contractual leave
- Payments in lieu of notice
- Payments in lieu of benefits in kind
- Additional pension contributions made on behalf of the staff
- Compensation or negotiated settlements
- Ex gratia payments
- legal fees

Yours faithfully,

David Fisher

National Records of Scotland

Dear David Fisher,

Thank you for your request dated 29 January 2021 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) requesting information on staff turnover and cost during the period of the current Chief Executive’s tenure (2013 to date).

Before we proceed with your request I would like to clarify that the current Chief Executive's tenure started in December 2018. Therefore, can you please confirm whether you would like the requested information to cover current Chief Executive's tenure from December 2018 to date or as you have specified in your request from 2013 to date, which would cover tenure of the current and previous Chief Executive.

Your request will now be put on hold and once you have clarified the point above we will restart the clock and provide response as soon as possible and within 20 days from the date when the final clarification is received.

If you have any queries, please contact the NRS FOI Team quoting case number 202100147255.

Yours sincerely,

NRS FOI Team
29 January 2021

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Dear National Records of Scotland,

Thank you for your prompt reply. Please provide the information for the current CEO’s tenure.
Yours faithfully,

David Fisher

National Records of Scotland

Dear David Fisher

Thank you for your clarification response dated 30 January 2021 to your recent correspondence under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) requesting information on staff turnover and cost during the period of the current Chief Executive’s tenure.

We received the confirmation you only require figures on the current CEO's tenure on 01 February 2021 and will respond in accordance with FOISA by 01 March 2021.

If you have any queries, please contact the NRS FOI Team quoting case number 202100147255.

NRS FOI Team
01 February 2021

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Dear David Fisher,

Please find attached the response from National Records of Scotland to your recent Freedom of Information request.

Regards,

NRS FOI Team
24 February 2021

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