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Disciplinary action process duration: FOI release

Published: 12 Nov 2019
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
12 Nov 2019
Disciplinary action process duration: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02280
Date received: 8 Oct 2019
Date responded: 5 Nov 2019
Information requested

In your request you asked for the following:

  • For the last 3 years, on average, how long has disciplinary action taken against staff taken from start to finish.
  • I.e, how long (in months) from the date a member of staff receives an investigation letter to the point where they receive an outcome following a disciplinary hearing.
  • On average, how long does that process take?

 

Response

Our response to your request has been completed on the same basis as your earlier FOI (FOI/19/02276) – that is, it covers permanent staff employed in SG Main.  The annex to this letter shows the business areas included in this reply.
In the last 3 years, the average time taken from the date a member of staff receives an investigation letter to the point where they receive an outcome following a disciplinary hearing is just over 5 months.  The median for this question is 4 months.

Annex A

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT MAIN BARGAINING UNIT

SGM comprises:

Scottish Government Core Directorates

Agencies

Non Ministerial Departments (NMDs) and NDPBs

Constitution and External Affairs

Accountancy in Bankruptcy

National Records of Scotland

Economy

Disclosure Scotland

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

Education, Communities & Justice

Education Scotland

Scottish Housing Regulator

Health & Social Care

Scottish Public Pensions Agency

Revenue Scotland

Organisational Development  & Operations

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

Food Standards Scotland

Scottish Exchequer

Transport Scotland

Scottish Fiscal Commission

Permanent Secretary

 

Social Security Agency

Community Justice Scotland

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Contact

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