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HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland: Thematic Inspection Attendance management

DescriptionThis report is the result of a thematic inspection by HMICS into Attendance management within the Scottish police service.
Official Print Publication DateFebruary 2010
Website Publication DateFebruary 19, 2010


To monitor and improve the police service in Scotland
ISBN 978 0 7559 9096 2
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Summary of recommendations



Key areas
Regulations for unsatisfactory attendance
Strategy and policy development
Data collection and analysis
Equality duty compliance
Occupational health
Knowledge transfer

Annex A - Suggested areas of good practice
Creating a positive working environment
Recognition and reward
Management accountability
Measuring and monitoring absence
Policy implementation
Return to work interviews
Long-term absence
Private medical treatment
Officer redeployment

Annex B - Methodology and acknowledgements