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FOI 11703

Temporary Staffing

Request

Below are the questions i'm looking for clarification on.

1.How much money did the council spend on temporary agency staff for the financial year 2014/2015?

2.What formal arrangements are in place with regards to temporary agency staffing? (i.e. managed service, PSL, etc.)

3.What was the off contract spending for the financial year 2014/2015?

4.Which job category has the highest temporary staffing spend?

5.When does your current arrangement expire?

Response

1) How much money did the council spend on temporary agency staff for the financial year 2014/2015?
 
£1,444,770
This expenditure relates to staff employed to cover for example vacancies, maternity cover, project management support, grounds maintenance during the summer, etc,  within the various sections of the Council.
 
2) What formal arrangements are in place with regards to temporary agency staffing? (i.e. managed service, PSL, etc.)
 
The Council has a list of approved Recruitment Agencies which is the first call for any service looking to employ temporary staff. There are cases where specialist knowledge/expertise is required. In this case Recruitment Agencies who specialise in the particular field required are approched.
 
3) What was the off contract spending for the financial year 2014/2015?
 
Information not available
 
4) Which job category has the highest temporary staffing spend?
 
This is dependant on staff turnover and in 2014/15 this related to the Finance Department.
 
5) When does your current arrangement expire
 
N/A