Soaring Rates of Absenteeism In Bureaucracy

The Australian reports:

New figures from the Productivity Commission show absenteeism in the federal public service has soared by 20 per cent in a decade.

The commission reckons the median absence for each of the nation’s 170,000 public servants is now 11.1 days…
Across the board the cost of this absenteeism is about $28 billion per annum in Australia at a rate of $2861 per employee per year, according to Direct Health Solutions.