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Attendance Management

In 2017–18, the average number of days of unscheduled absence per full-time equivalent (FTE) was 12.3 days (Table 6.10). In general, the slight increase from 2016–17 reflects a number of influences including 2017’s severe flu season, high pressure work at various times during the year (e.g. AMLPS) and the impact of various workplace changes.

Table 6.10: Unscheduled absence: days per FTE (a) (b) *

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

ABS

12.1

11.8

12.3

Australian Government (Large Agency) median

12.5

12.3

n/a (c)

1

Employee Assistance Program utilisation

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) utilisation rate for ABS office-based staff during 2017–18 was 9.8% compared with 10.2% in 2016–17. The EAP utilisation rate for ABS interviewer staff was 7.8% in 2017–18, compared with 8.2% in 2016–17.

Footnotes

  1. (a) Excludes interviewers, non-ongoing Census Data Processing Centre staff, and Census field staff. (b) Totals do not include workers compensation. (c) The Australian Government (Large Agency) median for 2017–18 was not available at the time of preparing this report.