51. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 23746/16 asked on 27 Sep 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

The Taoiseach: The information requested by the Deputy regarding sick absence statistics for my Department is set out in a table:
 Year Lost time rate % - (certified sick absence) Lost time rate % - (self-certified sick absence) 2011 3.61% 0.24% 2012 2.27% 0.22% 2013 1.86% 0.24% 2014 2.39% 0.24% 2015 2.29% 0.24% 

My Department’s lost time rate due to sick absence is consistently below the Civil Service average.
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform routinely publ...

45. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the figures for her Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015, inclusive. (Question 23416/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The information sought by the Deputy in relation to sick leave for the years 2011 to 2015 is set out in the table below. Uncertified sick leave is now classed/referred to as self-certified sick leave.
 Year Percentage of working days lost due to certified sick leave Percentage of working days lost due to uncertified sick leave 2011 3.65% 0.36% 2012 4.01% 0.31% 2013 3.55% 0.27% 2014 3.9% 0.28% 2015...

92. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Finance the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015, inclusive. (Question 23412/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): I wish to advise the Deputy that the following table contains the figures for the Lost Time Rate for my Department for the years 2011 to 2015 inclusive, as well as the Self Certified Lost Time Rate.
 Year Overall Lost Time Rate Self Certified Lost Time Rate 2011 3.43% 0.31% 2012 2.43% 0.26% 2013 1.86% 0.18% 2014 2.6% 0.25% 2015 3% 0.22% 

The lost time rate represents the percentage of working days lost. It is calculated by div...

184. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015, inclusive. (Question 23410/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The requested information is set out in the following table:
 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SKILLS 
 Year Percentage of working days lost through certified/uncertified sick leave 2011 5.62% 2012 4.53% 2013 4.55% 2014 4.13% 2015 4.26% 
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248. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015, inclusive. (Question 23411/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Simon Coveney): Details in respect of the percentage of working days lost to sickness through certified and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 in my Department are set out in the Table below. 
 Year Percentage of Working Days Lost to Sickness Absence 2011 3.58 2012 3.17 2013 3.79 2014 3.14 2015 3.29 
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378. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive. (Question 23413/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Charles Flanagan): Details of the sick leave recorded as taken by staff of my Department from 2011 to 2015 are set out in the following table.
 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 
 Year Percentage of working days lost to certified sick leave% Percentage of working days lost to self-certified leave% 2011 3.02 0.32 2012 2.68 0.27 2013 3.02 0.27 2014 2.75 0.22 2015 2.87 0.21 
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393. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive. (Question 23417/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): In response to the Deputy’s question the following table outlines the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive. 
 Year - % of Working Days lost (Lost Time Rate) - Uncertified Leave % of Working Days lost (Lost Time Rate) - Certified Leave 2015 DPER 0.22% 2.08%   OGP 0.25% 1.55%   SS 0.51% 4.09% 2014 DPER 0.21% 1....

415. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the figures for her Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive. (Question 23406/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The requested totals, in respect of the period 2011-2015, are set out in the following table. 
 Year Certified Uncertified 2011 3.40% 0.23% 2012 3.51% 0.25% 2013 3.95% 0.22% 2014 3.71% 0.15% 2015 3.45% 0.18% 
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433. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive. (Question 23414/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following table.
Sick Leave in the Department of Health
 Year Percentage lost due to Certified Sick Leave Percentage lost due to Uncertified Sick Leave 2011 5.50 0.56 2012 4.41 0.32 2013 3.72 0.34 2014 2.94 0.19 2015 2.37 0.24 
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699. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive. (Question 23405/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): In response to the Deputy’s question, I have detailed below the information requested, in tabular form, in relation to the percentage of working days lost to sickness in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive: 
 Year % of working time lost to sick leave (both certified and self-certified) 2011 3.76% (3.50% certified, 0.26% self certified) 2012 3.50% (3.28% certified, 0.22% self certified) 2013 3.84% (3.65% ...

754. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive. (Question 23408/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Denis Naughten): The information requested by the Deputy is outlined in the following table: 
 Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Lost Time Rate - Uncertified 0.46% 0.32% 0.26% 0.23% 0.25% Lost Time Rate  - Certified 3.55% 3.85% 3.18% 2.38% 2.44% 

Notes: The lost time rate shows the percentage of working time lost due to sick leave per year.
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773. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive. (Question 23419/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): ​The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.
Table 1 
 - 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Certified Sick Leave  Lost Time Rate 4.48% 3.62% 3.65% 3.59% 3.60% Uncertified Sick Leave Lost Time Rate 0.39% 0.34% 0.24% 0.24% 0.23% Overall Lost Time Rate 4.87% 3.96% 3.89% 3.83% 3.83% 
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854. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the figures for her Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015, inclusive. (Question 23415/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor): The data requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular format.
 Sick Leave Statistics 2011 - 2015 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Percentage of Sick Days Total 5.37% 4.60% 4.44% 4.28% 3.90% Percentage of Sick Days - Uncertified 0.50% 0.43% 0.35% 0.36% 0.27% Percentage of Sick Days - Certified 4.87% 4.17% 4.09% 3.93% 3.63% 
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879. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the figures for her Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015, inclusive. (Question 23407/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): As my Department was established on 2nd June 2011, the information requested by the Deputy is provided from June 2011 onwards.
 Lost Time Rate 2011 (June - December) 2012 2013 2014 2015 5.48%       3.49% 3.52% 5.75% 4.2% 

As a small organisation, this Department is more susceptible to fluctuations or high percentages as a result of long term absences and this was particularly the case for the high percentag...

905. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the figures for his Department on the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in each year from 2011 to 2015, inclusive. (Question 23409/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Sick Leave)

Taoiseach and Minister for Defence (Deputy Enda Kenny): The information requested by the Deputy regarding the percentage of working days lost to sickness absence through certified leave and uncertified leave in the Department of Defence in each year from 2011 to 2015 inclusive is set out in the tabular statement below.
 Year Certified Sick Leave Uncertified Sick Leave 2011 3.87% 0.34% 2012 3.06% 0.32% 2013 3.63% 0.26% 2014 2.92% 0.22% 2015 3.52% 0.23% 
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