Frequently asked questions about human resources
Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about our human resources department (Freedom of Information).
How many staff have been employed on relief contracts?
2020/21 - 269
2019/20 - 268
2018/19 - 220
2017/18 - 437
2016/17 - 492
What was the total number of council employees suspended on full pay and the total amount they were paid? What was the reason for suspension in each case?
|Sections include||Reasons include|
15 employees suspended
8 employees suspended
19 employees suspended
30 employees suspended
How many suspended employees subsequently returned?
2020/21 - 4 (there are 6 ongoing investigations)
2019/20 - TBC
2018/19 - 4 (there are ongoing investigations)
2017/18 - 8 (there are ongoing investigations)
2016/17 - 9
It should be noted that suspension is not deemed as a disciplinary sanction and employees are not suspended as a matter of course. Due consideration of the necessity to suspend is taken and reviewed throughout the process to ensure that there is a continued need for suspension. Suspension is always considered as a last resort and handled with tact and sensitivity. If no purpose would be served in suspending the employee, then suspension will not be appropriate. An employee who is suspended will receive his /her normal / average pay. It will be unusual to suspend an employee who is unfit for work at the time suspension is considered. In circumstances where an employee is suspended whilst receiving less than full pay (or no pay) under the terms of his/her contract of employment, the reduced level of payment will be paid during the period of suspension.
Employer equality data
Information about pensions and fund investments can be found at: Annual report and accounts (City and County of Swansea Pension Fund)
How many staff were appointed during the following periods?
2020/21 - 817
2019/20 - 865
2018/19 - 649
2017/18 - 847
2016/17 - 750
How much has the council spent on the external advertising of job vacancies during the following periods?
2020/21 - £39,548.15
2019/20 - £7,412.34
2018/19 - £26,649
2017/18 - £46,381
2016/17 - £31,596
Details of salaries can be found in the pay policy: available on Council policy search
Council policies relating to pay can be found in the Council policy search
How many working days were lost to staff sickness per full-time equivalent (FTE)? What were the main 3 reasons given as reasons for sickness?
82,955.87 - top 3 reason include stress, coronavirus, hospitalisation
83,461.5 - top 3 reason include stress, hospitalisation, back injury
94,673.45 - top 3 reason include stress, hospitalisation, back injury
86,769.50 - top 3 reasons include stress, hospitalisation, back injury
83,487.50 - top 3 reasons include stress, hospitalisation, stomach complaints
How many staff are employed by the council?
As at 31 Mar 2021 - total - 10,937
- Non schools - 6045
- Schools - 4892
As at 31 Mar 2020 - total - 10,954
- Non schools - 6062
- Schools - 4892
As at 31 March 2019 - total of 11,053
- Non schools - 6158
- Schools - 4895
As at 31 March 2018 - total of 11,232
- Non schools - 6509
- Schools - 4723
As at end September 2017 - total of 11,044
- Non schools - 6499
- Schools - 4545
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How many days lost to ill health? How many staff retired? How many staff have been dismissed?
|Year||Days lost to ill health||Number of staff retired||Number of staff dismissed|
The figures are for teaching and ancillary staff (including teaching assistants and admin staff).