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Appendix 4 - Unscheduled absence

Unscheduled absences by agency
Agency Sick leave Total unscheduled absence

* Indicates an agency which does not differentiate between sick leave and other types of personal leave. Only the total averagenumber of days of unscheduled absence per employee can be calculated.

** The Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner ceased operation on 31 May 2012. Therefore the data on unscheduled absence are for an 11 month period only.

1 Agencies are listed from lowest to highest in unscheduled absence as depicted in Figures 4.22, 4.23 and 4.24.

Small agencies with <250 APS employees
National Blood Authority 2.6 3.1
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency 2.7 3.2
Future Fund Management Agency 3.0 4.1
Australian Skills Quality Authority 3.5 4.1
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia 4.1 5.0
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 4.8 6.0
Screen Australia * 6.6
Torres Strait Regional Authority 3.6 7.0
Australian Human Rights Commission 5.8 7.3
Australian Transport Safety Bureau 5.3 7.4
National Native Title Tribunal 5.9 7.5
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority 5.1 7.6
National Offshore Petroleum Safety and EnvironmentalManagement Authority 5.5 7.6
Office of Parliamentary Counsel 5.9 7.7
Australian Office of Financial Management 6.0 7.9
Australian National Maritime Museum 6.8 8.0
Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency 7.1 8.0
Productivity Commission 6.6 8.1
Office of National Assessments 6.3 8.2
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 7.6 8.6
Australian Organ and Tissue Authority 7.0 9.0
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 8.7 9.1
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 6.1 9.3
Australian National Preventive Health Agency 7.1 9.3
Cancer Australia 7.5 9.5
Food Standards Australia New Zealand 8.8 9.8
Australian Institute of Criminology 7.1 10.3
National Capital Authority 9.3 10.3
National Water Commission 9.0 10.3
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies * 10.8
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 9.2 11.1
Australian Institute of Family Studies 8.3 11.4
Australian Fisheries Management Authority 7.2 11.6
Administrative Appeals Tribunal 8.3 11.8
Royal Australian Mint 9.3 11.9
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 9.3 12.0
Social Security Appeals Tribunal 10.2 12.3
Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner** 7.8 12.8
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 10.9 13.4
Safe Work Australia 10.2 14.1
CrimTrac Agency 9.5 14.1
National Health and Medical Research Council * 15.1
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman 10.9 15.1
Australian Research Council 14.3 17.8
Commonwealth Grants Commission 7.8 18.5
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 7.3 19.8
Professional Services Review 10.5 21.4
Medium agencies with 251–1,000 APS employees
Australian War Memorial * 8.2
Federal Court of Australia 6.4 8.4
Murray-Darling Basin Authority 6.3 9.2
Australian Trade Commission 7.7 9.8
Australian National Audit Office 6.8 9.8
National Museum of Australia 7.2 10.0
Defence Housing Australia 7.0 10.0
Australian Public Service Commission 8.5 10.0
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 9.1 10.0
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism 7.2 10.5
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 8.2 11.0
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre 8.8 11.1
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 8.8 11.5
Family Court of Australia 7.4 11.6
Fair Work Australia 8.8 11.8
Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia 9.0 11.9
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 7.2 12.0
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 9.0 12.1
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 9.3 12.5
Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions 8.9 12.5
Australian Communications and Media Authority 9.4 12.6
Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman 10.1 12.8
Australian Crime Commission 9.0 13.1
Comcare 9.3 13.2
Geoscience Australia 9.1 13.2
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport * 13.7
National Library of Australia 10.8 13.7
National Archives of Australia 10.1 13.7
ComSuper 11.4 13.8
Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal 11.9 14.3
Aboriginal Hostels Limited 11.0 15.6
Large agencies with > 1,000 APS employees
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 5.6 8.3
Bureau of Meteorology 6.3 8.6
Australian Agency for International Development 6.7 9.0
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 7.0 9.3
Department of the Treasury 7.2 9.7
Australian Securities and Investments Commission 7.7 9.9
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 7.7 10.1
Australian Bureau of Statistics 8.8 10.9
Department of Defence 8.6 11.1
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 9.5 12.4
Department of Finance and Deregulation 9.0 12.5
Attorney General's Department 9.2 12.6
Australian Electoral Commission 10.0 13.4
Department of Immigration and Citizenship 9.7 13.4
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 9.3 13.6
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 10.6 13.6
IP Australia 9.9 13.7
Department of Infrastructure and Transport 9.5 14.0
Department of Human Services 11.2 14.9
Department of Veterans' Affairs 11.0 15.0
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 10.6 15.2
Department of Health and Ageing 10.8 15.2
Australian Taxation Office 12.0 15.5

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