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Staff suspended or dismissed 2015-17: FOI release

Published: 15 Nov 2017
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02200
Date received: 1 October 2017
Date responded: 9 November 2017

Information requested

  1. The number of Scottish Government staff suspended during the years 2015, 2016 and up to September 1 2017, broken down by year, month, directorate and reason for suspension.

  2. The number of Scottish Government staff dismissed during the years 2015, 2016 and up to September 1 2017, broken down by year, month, directorate and reason for dismissal.

  3. The number of Scottish Government staff subjected to formal disciplinary action during the years 2015, 2016 and up to September 1 2017, broken down by year, month, directorate, outcome and reason for disciplinary action.

Response

You have requested information for Scottish Government staff. Our response therefore covers staff who are subject to Scottish Government Main and Scottish Government Marine terms and conditions of employment and Senior Civil Servants in the organisations listed in Annex A.

While our aim is to provide information wherever possible, I am unable to provide all of the information you have requested. An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

Our response to your request is set out at Annex B.

About FOI

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
15 Nov 2017
Staff suspended or dismissed 2015-17: FOI release