Some interesting information on MoD sickness related absence
The following table shows the number of days lost through sickness absence over a rolling 12-month period. The table includes non-industrial and industrial staff and the staff of the four MOD Trading Funds, but excludes staff in the Royal Fleet Auxiliaryand locally engaged civilians for whom sickness absence data is not readily available.
|Period of sickness absence||Days lost (short – term)||Days lost (long – term)|
|1 January 2007 to 31 December 2007||319,308||374,023|
|1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008||303,718||361,559|
|1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008||300,973||328,816|
|1 October 2007 to 30 September 2008||297,951||325,799|
|1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008||297,671||316,404|
|1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009||291,174||304,924|
|1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009||283,007||299,880|
|1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009||288,527||296,960|
|1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009||284,930||296,752|
|1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010||288,126||303,616|
|1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010||284,369||300,357|
Sickness absence rates by average working days lost (AWDL) per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee in the Ministry of Defence for the 12 months ending 30 June 2010, the latest information available, are shown in the following table.
The table includes non-industrial and industrial staff and the staff of the four MODtrading funds, but excludes staff in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and locally engaged civilians for whom sickness absence data are not readily available.
|FTE rates( 1, 2)|
|Grade (equivalent)( 3)||July 2009 to 30 June 2010|
|(1) Data presented reflects the current Cabinet Office definition, setting a maximum absence of 225 days per person, and excludes data for weekends, annual leave and bank holidays. Excludes staff who have been classed as on zero pay.(2) Average working days lost per full-time equivalent are calculated by dividing the total working days lost for each period by a weighted average of the first of the month strengths for the period, with the strengths at 1 January at the start and end of the period receiving a weighting of 0.5, and the strengths at the first of the other months in the period a weighting of 1.(3) Equivalent civil service grades have been used to amalgamate the various MOD non-industrial, industrial and trading fund grades.|