Agenda Item No.

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CORPORATE PERFORMANCE AND RESOURCES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: 19 JULY 2018

 

REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 2 JULY 2018

 

C352              Sickness Absence Report - April 2017 to March 2018 (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE PERFORMANCE AND RESOURCES) -

 

Cabinet was updated on the sickness absence statistics for the 12 month period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

 

The levels of sickness absence within the Council were reported to Cabinet every six months. The report was part of a wider performance monitoring framework and improvement plan as originally approved by Cabinet in July 2015.

 

This report sets out the sickness absence information for the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, including corporate and schools employees. It also included details of sickness absence figures for the period 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 and external data for comparative purposes.

 

This report acknowledged the joint work and commitment of all managers, employees and trade union colleagues in relation to the continual management of sickness absence.

 

The overall sickness absence rates [i.e. working time lost per Full Time Equivalent (FTE) over the period April to March were set out in the table below with comparative data for the same period in previous years in 2015 and 2016. 

 

 

April 2015 - Mar 2016

April 2016 - Mar 2017

April 2017 - Mar 2018

Annual Target

Total days/shifts lost (per FTE)

9.56

8.80

10.14

8.90

 

The total days/shifts lost per FTE for the period April 2017 to March 2018 indicate an increase in absence levels in comparison with 2017 (from 8.80 to 10.14 days lost per FTE which represents an overall increase of 1.34 of a day lost per FTE). 

 

A breakdown of absence in each Service area was included within Appendix A attached to the report.

 

This was a matter for Executive decision

 

Cabinet, having considered the report and all the issues and implications contained therein

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)       T H A T the report and the full yearly sickness absence figures provided in Appendix A attached to the report be noted.

 

(2)       T H A T progress in relation to the Management of Attendance Action Plan attached at Appendix B to the report be noted.

 

(3)       T H A T report be referred to Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Performance & Resources) for consideration.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)       To note the full yearly sickness absence figures provided in Appendix A attached to the report

 

(2)       To note progress in relation to the agreed management of attendance action plan.

 

(3)       To enable the Scrutiny Committee to maintain a continued focus on the management of sickness absence throughout all services of the Council.

 

 

 

 

Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 2 JULY 2018