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Pension Service: Swansea

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on (a) sickness, (b) overtime and (c) other staff absence at the Swansea Pension Service Centre in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (201213)

The information requested is in the following tables.

Days lost to sickness at Swansea Pension Centre from 2005

Average working days lost per employee

Actual number of working days lost

2005

6.7

3,545

2006

11.4

4,260

2007

12.5

4,875

2008

13.1

7,440

Notes: 1. All years are from 1 January to 31 December except 2008 which is the information from 1 January to 31 March. 2. The Average Working Days Lost target is calculated as follows: Working Days lost divided by working days available x 225. 3. As of 2007-08 DWP has adopted the ONS definition and the reported figure excludes unpaid employees. Source: BI Portal information.

Total cost of overtime at Swansea Pension Centre since 2005

Cost (£)

Percentage of total salary costs

2005-06

157,000

1.34

2006-07

371,000

2.94

2007-08

511,000

4.19

Notes: 1. All years are from 1 April to 31 March. 2. Costs figures are rounded to the nearest thousand pounds. Current information on other staff absence at Swansea Pension Centre on 24 April 2008. Source: Information supplied by Resource Support Team in Swansea.

Current information on other staff absence at Swansea Pension Centre on 24 April 2008

Percentage

Attendance

16

Authorised absence

17

Unauthorised absence

67

Notes: 1. This is the staffing information on 24 April (Industrial Action Day). 2. Authorised Leave includes Annual Leave, Carers Leave, Maternity Leave. Source: Swansea Pension Centre return to Business Continuity.