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Breakdown of yearly staff and former staff overpayments: FOI release

Published: 25 Aug 2021

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

Published:
25 Aug 2021
Breakdown of yearly staff and former staff overpayments: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100226718
Date received: 22 Jul 2021
Date responded: 18 Aug 2021
Information requested

“How many staff or ex-staff overpayments occurred under what HR categories by year over the last three years?” 

Response

The answer to your question is:

19/20 – Errors caused by business area or employee: 118
Errors caused by HR: 61
Total: 179

20/21 – Errors caused by business area or employee: 75
Errors caused by HR: 64
Total: 139

21/22 – Errors caused by business area or employee: 34
Errors caused by HR: 8
Total: 42

Categories 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Annual Leave 10 3 1
Career Break 6 5 1
Change of Details 1 0 0
Change of Grade 4 2 0
Change of Hours 18 7 9
Change of Start Date 0 1 0
Death in Service 0 1 0
Change of Payroll 2 0 0
Family Pay 10 3 1
Fee paid 5 14 1
Leavers 60 47 13
Joiners 0 0 2
Transfers to other Government Departments 14 2 0
Overtime 4 4 0
Pay Supplements 27 11 3
Retirement 0 0 1
Reappointment 0 0 7
Salary Scale 9 23 0
Sick Absence 8 8 0
TRS 1 2 3

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