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Dear Eastbourne Borough Council,

Q1. During the month of April 2022, how many council employees were working from home, and what percentage of the office based workforce does this represent?

Q2. Between 1st and 30th April 2022, how many desk bookings were made across the council's office buildings and, on average, how many desk bookings were there a day during this month?

Q3. How many desks were available for use in the month April 2022 across the council's office buildings?

Q4. What was the maximum number of office staff who could theoretically work in the office on any given day in April 2022?

Q5. What was the total number of office staff who worked in your council's offices each day prior to the pandemic?

Please provide this data in an excel sheet attachment, and not in a PDF attachment.

Yours faithfully,

Janet Eastham

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Dear Ms. Eastham,

 

Information Request:  EFOI 16193

 

Thank you for your information request dated 13 May 2022 received in our
office on the same day.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

  EBC
Q1. During the month of April 2022, The councils currently employ
how many council employees were approximately 750 full time
working from home, and what equivalent members of staff, of
percentage of the office based which approximately 600 have
workforce does this represent? contracts which state they are
hybrid workers so they have 2 places
of work – their home and the office.
Therefore, during April of these
staff will have either been working
at home or in the office unless they
were on pre-booked annual leave,
maternity leave or absent from work
due to sickness. As desk bookings
are not required in all our offices
and we do not monitor attendance in
the office, it is not possible to
answer this question.
Q2. Between 1st and 30th April 2022, As desk bookings are not required in
how many desk bookings were made all our offices and we do not
across the council's office buildings monitor attendance in the office, it
and, on average, how many desk is not possible to answer this
bookings were there a day during this question. If someone needs a desk
month? for social, operational or technical
reasons, they can (and have) been
allocated a desk in one of our
offices.
Q3. How many desks were available for As desk bookings are not required in
use in the month April 2022 across all our offices and we do not
the council's office buildings? monitor attendance in the office, it
is not possible to answer this
question.
Q4. What was the maximum number of Not possible to quantify as many
office staff who could theoretically desks in many buildings. As desk
work in the office on any given day bookings are not required in all our
in April 2022? offices and we do not monitor
attendance in the office, it is not
possible to answer this question.
Q5. What was the total number of The councils have been agile working
office staff who worked in your since 2013 and from that date and
council's offices each day prior to until the pandemic commenced in
the pandemic? March 2020 the office provision was
six desks for every ten people.

 

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