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Departmental Dismissal

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who worked for each of his Department’s agencies have been dismissed for gross incompetence since each agency was established. (189832)

The information is not available in the format requested.

The Department, and its Agencies, do not have a category of gross incompetence as a measure of performance of employees. However, there is a category of unsatisfactory work.

The Department introduced a new personnel computer system incrementally from November 2006, being fully implemented by April 2007.

The information provided in the table reflects data recorded on that system for the number of staff dismissed because of unsatisfactory work performance. Information is not available from this system prior to April 2007.

Dismissal reason unsatisfactory work performance—April to December 2007

Agency

Number

Child Support Agency

0

The Pension Service

3

Jobcentre Plus

5

Disability and Carers Service

0

Corporate Centre

1

Total

9