This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Year on year percentage pay increases for the Department's SES Band 3 officers for 2013/14 to 2014/15 and 2014/15 to 2015/16'.

From:
I Whittaker
To:
FOI
Subject:
Re: PM&C FOI Request (ref: FOI/2017/098) [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date:
Friday, 7 July 2017 5:09:37 AM
Thank you for your note.
Having regard to:
- the rudimentary nature of my request;
- that PM&C has already had over 4 weeks to consider my request;
- PM&C's record of particularly poor compliance with the FOI Act; and
- PM&C's tendency to make politically motivated decisions under the FOI Act rather than decisions made in
accordance with the objects of the FOI Act (as evidenced by the number of occasions that the Information
Commissioner has been required to vary or set aside decisions made by PM&C under the FOI Act);
I am willing to agree to an extension of 13 days, such that a decision is due on my request by Friday, 21 July
2017.
Regards.
I Whittaker
-----Original Message-----
UNCLASSIFIED
 Dear Sir/Madam
  
 Thank you for your email dated 8 June 2017, received by the Department of
 the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a
 request to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the
 FOI Act) in the following terms:
  
 I request a document or documents (likely prepared under s.17 of the FOI
 Act) that details the year on year increase in remuneration (as a
 percentage, rounded to the nearest decimal point) paid to each of the
 Department’s SES Band 3 staff for the financial years: 2013/14 to 2014/15
 and 2014/15 to 2015/2016 as determined from the group certificates/PAYG
 summaries issued to those SES staff (pro-rated, to reflect full year
 amounts, if necessary). I’m not interested in the names of the SES
 officers and so I’m happy for you to de-identify those.
  
 Extension of time request
  
 The current due date for a decision on your request is 8 July 2017.
 Regrettably, the Department is not in a position to finalise the decision
 on the FOI request before the due date. Accordingly, we are seeking your
 consent to a 30 day extension of time to the processing period, in
 accordance with section 15AA of the FOI Act.

  
 We kindly request you confirm your consent to the extension by way of
 return email. If you are not inclined to agree to an extension of time, we
 ask that you let us know as soon as possible. 
  
 If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
  
 Kind regards
  
  
 FOI Adviser
 Access and Administrative Review | Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy
 Branch
 Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
 p. +61 2 6271 5849
 e. | [1][DPMC request email] | [2]www.dpmc.gov.au
 PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
  
  
References
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 1. mailto:[DPMC request email]
 2. http://www.dpmc.gov.au/
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