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Recipients of Sick Pay at Pension Rate (SPPR) payments: FOI release

Published: 25 Feb 2021

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

Published:
25 Feb 2021
Recipients of Sick Pay at Pension Rate (SPPR) payments: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000129938
Date received: 23 Dec 2020
Date responded: 21 Jan 2021
Information requested

1. How many Scottish Government employees have been paid any sick pay at Pension Rate (SPPR) from 2015 to December 2020?

2. How many days has SPPR been paid in total each calendar year?

3. How many individuals have received SPPR in excess of 28 days per award period per calendar year? What percentage are they of the total number of individuals receiving SPPR?

4. Of those, how many individuals have received SPPR in excess of 42 days per award period per calendar year? What percentage are they of the total number of individuals receiving SPPR?

5. And of those, how many individuals have received SPPR in excess of 120 days per award period per calendar year? What percentage are they of the total number of individuals receiving SPPR?

6. What is the longest total number of days any individual has received SPPR for in each year?

Response

I have provided all of the information you requested below:

1. A total of 26 Scottish Government (SG) employees received 34 periods of SPPR payments in the 5 year period. Please note that some employees had multiple spells of SPPR in the same year or across multiple years.
 

Calendar year

 Number of SG employees that were paid SPPR within that year

       2015

                                                   3

       2016

                                                   8 

       2017

                                                   9 

       2018

                                                   4 

       2019

                                                   1 

       2020

                                                   1 

2. The number of days of SPPR paid in each calendar year is as follows:
 

Calendar year

Total number of days of SPPR paid in that year

      2015

                                           22 days

      2016

                                           147 days

      2017

                                           526 days

      2018

                                           93 days

      2019

                                           37 days

      2020

                                           39 days

3. The number of SG employees that have received SPPR in excess of 28 days per award period per calendar year is as follows:
 

 

Calendar year

Number of SG employees that received SPPR payments in excess of 28 days per award period in that year

Percentage of the total number of SG employees that received SPPR awards in that year

      2015

   0

                       0%

      2016

   1 

                      13%

      2017

   5 

                      56%

      2018

   2

                      50%

      2019

   1

                     100%

      2020

   1 

                     100%

4. The number of SG employees that have received SPPR in excess of 42 days per award period per calendar year is as follows:
 

 

Calendar year

Number of SG employees that received SPPR payments in excess of 42 days per award period in that year

Percentage of the total number of SG employees that received SPPR awards in that year

     2015

                 0%

     2016

               13%

     2017

               22%

     2018

               25%

     2019

                0%

     2020

                0%


5. The number of SG employees that have received SPPR in excess of 120 days per award period per calendar year is as follows:
 

 

Calendar year

Number of SG employees that received SPPR payments in excess of 120 days per award period in that year

Percentage of the total number of SG employees that received SPPR awards in that year

     2015

                           0 

                         0%

     2016

                           0 

                         0%

     2017

                           2 

                        22%

     2018

                           0 

                         0%

     2019

                           0 

                         0%

     2020

                           0 

                         0%

 
6. The longest total number of days any individual has received SPPR for in each year is as follows:
 

Calendar year

Longest total number of days that any SG employee received SPPR in that year

     2015

                                                      12 days

     2016

                                                      79 days

     2017

                                                     219 days

     2018

                                                     49 days

     2019

                                                     37 days

     2020

                                                     39 days

 

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