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Administrative Staff in COPFS (R008937)

Freedom of Information: Administrative Staff in COPFS (R008937)

Thank you for your e-mail of 30 October 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):
“I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information:

1. The total number of administrative staff, including case preparation and corporate services staff, currently working for COPFS;
2. The annual turnover of administrative staff, including case preparation and corporate services staff, for each of the last three financial years for COPFS.”

We have now completed our search for the information you have requested. 

In respect of point 1, the total number of administrative staff, including case preparation and corporate services staff employed by COPFS, as at 31 October 2014 was 1172. This figure includes staff at work and also those on paid leave.  It also includes both permanent and fixed term staff.

In respect of point 2, COPFS have interpreted turnover as the number of employees leaving during a set period of time expressed as a percentage of total workforce numbers.  The annual turnover of administrative staff, including case preparation and corporate services staff, for each of the last three financial years for COPFS is as follows:

Year

Permanent

Fixed

April 11 - March 12

5.57%

2.78%

April 12 - March 13

4.96%

3.22%

April 13 - March 14

4.02%

5.13%


The information relating to fixed term staff covers all staff leaving COPFS irrespective of the reason.  This therefore includes both those leaving due the end of a contract and those leaving before the contract expiry date.