The Cabinet Office, in common with other departments, reports sickness absence on a rolling 12 month basis. This approach ensures that each data set includes seasonal peaks and troughs. The use of the Average Working Days Lost (AWDL) indicator enables a like-for-like comparison with other government departments and private sector organisations.
The most recent data reports are published every six months from the 12 months ending June 2010.
Further information about sickness absence across the whole of the Civil Service is available on the Civil Service website.