Staff may be dismissed for poor performance, poor attendance, gross misconduct, repeated misconduct and the contract of employment terminated. Information for the Department and its predecessors in relation to dismissals is set out in the following table. Totals of less than five are suppressed on grounds of confidentiality.
Number of staff dismissed 2009-10 (to date) Less than 5 2008-09 8 2007-08 14 2006-07 11 2005-06 15
Number of staff dismissed
2009-10 (to date)
Less than 5
Staff may also be dismissed in law when a fixed term contract terminates at the end of the contract period and is not renewed. These are not included.
Information about the costs of terminating contracts is not held in the format requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Where the dismissal relates to either gross misconduct or repeated misconduct no severance cost payments are payable.