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FOI 10005

IT

Request

I am a University Student doing a dissertation on stress within the workplace (specifically tailored towards Information Technology (IT) staff).

Under the Freedom of Information Act could I please ask you to provide, for each year listed below (Or year to date for 2014):


1. The average number of employees within your organisation

2. The total number of sickness days reported by all your employees

3. The total number of sickness days which have been classified as due to either stress, anxiety, depression or any combination thereof.

Can you then provide the same information but limited to staff whose employment is specifically Information Technology related - i.e. those involved in the provision or support of Information Technology equipment / services.

1. The average number of IT employees within your organisation

2. The total number of sickness days reported by all your IT employees

3. The total number of sickness days which have been classified as due to either stress, anxiety, depression or any combination thereof by all your IT employees.



I would be grateful if you could provide this information by filling in the table below, stating the date at which the information was obtained for the year 2014 (So I can extrapolate to cover the remaining portion of the year) and return to me via e-mail at Matt_Owens85@hotmail.com




All Staff

IT Staff


Year

Average Number of employees in year

Total Number of Sickness days (All Reasons)

Total Number of Sickness days (Stress / Anxiety / Depression)

Average Number of employees in year

Total Number of Sickness days (All Reasons)

Total Number of Sickness days (Stress / Anxiety / Depression)


2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Date 2014 information obtained:

Response

Thank you for your recent FOI request. The figures quoted in red below are for 2013/2014.

To provide figures beyond that would mean we exceed the total hours allowed for processing an FOI so we are unable to provide this.

1. The average number of employees within your organization 315

2. The total number of sickness days reported by all your employees 960

3. The total number of sickness days which have been classified as due to either stress, anxiety, depression or any combination thereof. 0


Can you then provide the same information but limited to staff whose employment is specifically Information Technology related - i.e. those involved in the provision or support of Information Technology equipment / services.


1. The average number of IT employees within your organisation 7

2. The total number of sickness days reported by all your IT employees 55

3. The total number of sickness days which have been classified as due to either stress, anxiety, depression or any combination thereof by all your IT employees. 0