HMRC has introduced a range of initiatives focusing on robust management of attendance. As a result, internal statistics for HMRC report a reduction in average working days lost per person to sickness absence from 11.8 in 2005-06 to 10.04 in 2006-07.
The Annual Report 'Analysis of Sickness Absence in the Civil Service (Opens new window)' for the financial year 2006-07 is published today by the Cabinet Office (Opens new window).
Complete data for former Inland Revenue staff was not available in the required format during the production of the Cabinet Office report. However, internal statistics for former Inland Revenue staff report a reduction from 12.9 average working days lost (AWDL) in 2005-06 to 10.8 in 2006-07.
Complete data was available for former Customs & Excise staff and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).
Information relating to both is included in the report. A reduction in average days lost to sickness absence per person was also achieved: Former Customs & Excise figures show a reduction from 9.7 AWDL in the calendar year 2005 to 6.8 AWDL in the financial year 2006-07; with the VOA reporting a reduction from 9.5 AWDL in 2005 to 8.2 AWDL during 2006-07.