We value the contribution of our staff in the delivery and
maintenance of quality services to the people of Rochdale. While
recognising that employees may be prevented from attending work
through ill health, the authority has a duty to maintain service
delivery and minimise disruption. Therefore we're committed to
attendance, managing all health related absences and creating a
culture whereby all employees work to maximise improving attendance
for the benefit of both themselves, and the community and
The costs of health related absence has a significant impact on
service delivery and on colleagues within the workplace and the
number of days lost to health related absences should be kept to a
We'll achieve this through:
- Promoting a positive attendance culture.
- Promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of all
- Monitoring levels of health related absence for individuals,
teams, services and the authority as a whole.
- Providing support for staff at times of needs, whilst
addressing unacceptable levels of absence for health related
This applies to the management of both
short-term and long-term health related absence and applies to all
staff employed by the council and trainees and apprentices,
excluding teachers and support staff employed by Locally Managed
Community, Controlled, Voluntary Aided and Foundation Schools.
This policy is in the process of being updated.