Date lodged: 6 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) retention, (b) turnover and (c) vacancy rate has been of Social Security Scotland staff.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 20 December 2018
The turnover and retention rates for Social Security Scotland in the period 1 September to 30 November 2018 are shown in the following table.
Turnover (Leaver rate)
1 September – 30 November
Whilst there is no commonly accepted definition of how vacancy rate should be calculated, Social Security Scotland currently has 27 unfilled posts. These are new posts and represent 10.22% of the overall headcount.
No vacancy within the agency has remained unfilled for longer than 3 months.