Sickness benchmarking

Benchmark sickness within Government to some form of national average (e.g. https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/labourproductivity/articles/sicknessabsenceinthelabourmarket/2016 in the UK) and don't pay any sick leave in excess of 2 days more than this average. 

Also, introduce 2 "duvet days" which has been pretty successful in some (non-Government) workplaces for when people just don't feel like coming in but at only 1 or 2 days a year so it's not so disruptive.

Why the contribution is important

From a number of other suggestions, its seems that sickness within Government is an issue so benchmarking is the only fair solution to eliminate inconsistency in treatment with some body outside of the IOM Government itself.

Unsure if it's true or not, but there's definitely a perception that sickness is a problem.

by FourFourTwoTwoZero on May 02, 2017 at 02:24PM

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  • Posted by charlie May 02, 2017 at 23:34

    Duvet days?! Is this for real.
    In the private sector the HR dept would be all over this why should gov be any different, civil servants are accountable to the public, many of whom wouldn't dream of having a duvet day. No wonder the gov is in trouble if civil servants are throwing sickies and thinking they are entitled to duvet days.
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