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Sick Time Usage

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Report of City-wide sick time usage by department.  This does not include FMLA leave. 

A New York Times article reported the Cook County average sick leave was 6.64 hours per month in 2012. According to the article, the national average for state and local government workers is 3.6 hours per month figure based on a 2010 report by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 2017 Citywide average was 3.35 hours/staff/month. The City of Evanston will publish this data each year.

2017  2016 2015 2014 2013
Department Sick hrs/staff/month Sick hrs/staff/month Sick hrs/staff/month Sick hrs/staff/month Sick hrs/staff/month
Utilities  N/A  N/A 3.0 2.8 4.33
Public Works (added facilities and forestry in 2013; added utilities in 2016)  3.85 4.63 5.0 4.82 4.39
Police  3.56 3.13 4.0 4.03 3.12
Parks, Recreation & Community Services (lost facilities and forestry in 2013)  1.85  1.39 1.7

0.62

2.44
Library  2.22  2.34 2.1 1.5 1.87
Law Department  3.54  1.2 2.6 1.85 1.84
Health  4.64  4.37 4.1 4.49 2.97
Fire  4.67  3.99 4.8 2.9 3.35
Community Development  2.69  2.31 3.0 3.51 2.72
City Clerk/City Manager (finance moved to CMO in 2016)  2.71  2.1 1.3 0.7 1.86
Admin. Services (added facilities and fleet in 2016)  3.53  3.62 3.9 1.61 3.35
City-Wide  3.35  3.21 3.59 2.56 3.17