Notification of sick absence
E5 – Notification of sickness absence including elective surgery
Civil servants must inform their Line Manager when they are unable to attend work due to incapacity in accordance with the requirements of the department. Usually, the line manager should be notified within 1 hour of the agreed start time on the first working day on which the civil servant is unable to attend work because of illness. Where, exceptionally, such immediate notification is not possible the Accounting Officer may accept a reasonable explanation for failure to notify the line manager.
E6 – Self-certification upon return
The form should also be completed in respect of the first week of longer absences.
During longer period of absence the civil servant should advise his line manager of his probable date of return to work.
Note: Regulations E7 - E9 are blank.