Employee Disability Census Form – have you completed it yet?

Employee Disability Census Form – have you completed it yet?

The annual HSE Disability Census for 2015 is currently underway in the HSE.  The closing date has been extended to next Monday, 11th  April 2016.

The HSE understands that asking for personal information about your disability status is a sensitive issue, even when assurances can be given that the information supplied is treated as strictly confidential and will not be linked to any other data in relation to your employment.  The information is required by the National Disability Authority so that it can be used to influence national policy regarding the employment of people with disabilities. It is required in order to measure how the organisation is performing against the national target that requires that at least 3 per cent of the HSE workforce is made up of staff with disabilities.

For this reason the information sought is important at national level. Every employee should regard the Disability Census as an opportunity to influence policy direction so be sure to have your voice heard.

All employees (including permanent, temporary or part-time), who have not previously done so, should complete the Census Form.  It will only take a few minutes to do so.

Employees who have previously completed the Census but whose disability status has since changed (e.g. they have acquired a disability) should complete the Census again. Even if you do not have a disability it is still important that you complete the form as the HSE must make a return based on the disability status of all employees.

To view and complete the Census Form online click here       

Employees who wish to make a return via internal mail can send their completed Form to: Sharon O’Sullivan, Employee Census, HSE, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare (disabilitycensus@hse.ie).

Your co-operation with this initiative is very much appreciated.

If you have any queries, please contact one of the following:

Anne Power          (086) 7871353             annep.power@hse.ie

Marian Murray     (086) 0435126                   

Michele Guerin      (087) 6294941            michele.guerin@hse.ie

Sharon O’Sullivan  (045 880413)             sharon.osullivan@hse.ie

Last updated on: 31 / 03 / 2016