Review of Sickness Absence Statistics in the Northern Ireland Civil Service Report – Quarterly and Annual

Closed 8 Nov 2023

Opened 18 Sep 2023


The HR Consultancy Services (HRCS) Team within NISRA publishes a quarterly and annual report on Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS).

The Quarterly Sickness Absence in the NICS report (please see related link below) is published three times a year by HRCS and provides analysis of sickness absence in the NICS over the last five quarters. 

The Annual Sickness Absence in the NICS report (please see related link below) provides analysis of sickness absence in the NICS and trend information over the last five years. Headline figures since 2002/2003 are also presented in the most recent report.  Key findings are summarised in the Sickness Absence in the NICS infographic.

Why your views matter

HRCS is now carrying out a review of the quarterly and annual reports to ensure they meet customer needs. Furthermore, we are proposing scaling back the annual report to ensure it is produced as quickly as possible through refining our processes and effectively using available resources.  We are also exploring the option of pausing/stopping these publications.

We are asking for your feedback to help us understand which sections of our reports are important to you and/or your organisation and inform your decision making. Your feedback will help us to prioritise our resources on those outputs that matter most to you. In the event that we do not receive relevant feedback, the publications will be paused/stopped.


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