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S5W-22511: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what the projected staffing requirements are of (a) Social Security Scotland and (b) its social security directorate for each quarter of 2019-20.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 26 April 2019

Projected Staffing Requirements - Social Security Scotland

The figures in the following table are the projected Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff numbers for Social Security Scotland for each quarter of financial year 2019-20. These figures are based on currently available staffing forecasts and process development information and may be subject to revision and remodelling as benefit requirements become fully scoped and rollout draws near.

Quarter 1

450 – 500 FTE

Quarter 2

550 – 600 FTE

Quarter 3

650 – 700 FTE

Quarter 4

700 – 750 FTE

Projected Staffing Requirements - Social Security Directorate

The projected workforce staffing requirements for the directorate remain subject to workforce planning discussions and have yet to be confirmed.