This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Social media policy'.

18 April 2016 
Mr James Smith 
By email: 
Dear Mr Smith 
Freedom of Information request 
FOI Reference number: 15/16-53 

I refer to your correspondence dated 18 April 2016, received by the Fair Work Commission (the 
) on the same day in which you seek access to documents under the Freedom of 
Information Act 1982
 (FOI Act). 
In your email you request access to: 
1. Current social media policy of the department, which covers departmental use and/or 
private use by employees in an individual capacity. 

2. Any current guidance material which is available for employees to make informed 
decisions about their private social media use. 

The 30 day statutory time period for processing this request commenced on the day following the 
day on which your request was received (subsection 15(5) of the FOI Act). You should therefore 
expect a decision on your FOI request on or before 18 May 2016. The Commission will contact 
you if further clarification is required regarding your request.  
However, if the Commission is required to consult with third parties about the release of any 
documents falling within the scope of your request, the timeframe for processing your request 
may be extended by a further 30 days. We will notify you in writing if the processing timeframe is 
so extended. 
The Commission will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request and an estimate 
of any such charge as soon as practicable. 
Please note that information released under the FOI Act may be published on the agency’s FOI 
Disclosure Log on the Commission’s website, as required under section 11C of the FOI Act, 
unless the publication of any personal, business, professional or commercial information would 
be unreasonable. 
Should you have any queries about this matter, please contact me on (03) 8656 4544. 
Alternatively you may send queries via email to 
11 Exhibition Street 
Telephone: (03) 8656 4544 
Melbourne VIC 3000 
International: (613) 8656 4544 
GPO Box 1994 
Facsimile: (03) 9655 0401 
Melbourne VIC 3001 

We will correspond with you by email in relation to your FOI request.  
Yours Sincerely 
Kate Scarlett 
Legal Officer 
Reporting, Planning and Legal 
Fair Work Commission