FOI Request The Green Book

Request 101001624405

I make this FOI request specifically in relation to the following Local Government Document / Terms & Conditions:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES:  NATIONAL AGREEMENT ON PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Also known as “THE GREEN BOOK”

Part 1
Section 10 -  Sickness Scheme
Section 10.3
I am only requesting information pertinent to the following clause, contained within Section 10.3 of “The Green Book”:

“Authorities shall have discretion to extend the period of sick pay in exceptional cases.”

Please confirm – Between 01 January 2010 to 31 August 2017:
a. The total number of employees who were afforded this privilege;
b. The total duration of the “Extension of Sick Pay”:
i. In Days; for each employee that was afforded an extension to sick pay in exceptional circumstances ;
c. The medical reason listed for the absence which warranted the Local Authority to use their discretion and thus “extend the period of sick pay in exceptional cases.”

Part 2
Section 10 - Sickness Scheme
Section 10.9   states:

“An employee who is prevented from attending work because of contact with infectious disease shall be entitled to receive normal pay. The period of absence on this account shall not be reckoned against the employee’s entitlements under this scheme.”

Please confirm – Between 01 January 2010 to 31 August 2017:
a.  The total number of employees who were afforded this privilege;
b. The total duration of the “Period of absence”:
i. In Days ; for each employee that was off work as a result of Section 10.9;
c. The medical reason listed for the absence which warranted the Local Authority to exercise Clause 10.9 of “The Green Book”;
d. Whether the employee(s) was “infected” throughout the total paid sick period paid per Clause 10.9;
e. Whether the employee(s) was also off and paid per Clause 10.9, due to additional sequela and symptoms that were directly attributable to the initial infectious disease.

Response 26-10-2017

Part 1 - Nil

Part 2 - Nil

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