Employee information provided to ballot agents in Enterprise Agreement bargaining

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Public Service Commission

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From: James Smith

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Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request the document(s) which describe the data provided to the external organisation(s) responsible for conducting the ballot(s) for all Enterprise Agreements put to staff for a vote.

The scope of this request is limited only to those ballots undertaken for enterprise agreements which were proposed to take effect after 30 June 2014.

The document shall describe the data given to the ballot agent. For example, employee name, employee identification number, employee email address, etc. I exclude the data for specific employees here; I am only after the 'meta-data'.

If it assists you to treat this as an administrative request for information I encourage you to do so. Otherwise, please consider this a formal FOI request.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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Dear Mr Smith

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to documents. Your request was received on 16 February 2017 and the statutory timeframe for responding to your request is 30 days from the date of receipt. This timeframe may be extended in certain circumstances. We will notify you if such circumstances arise.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about your request.

Regards
___________________________________________________
Chris Luton
Legal Services
Australian Public Service Commission

p : 02 6202 3571 | f : 02 6250 4437
e : [email address] | w : www.apsc.gov.au

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Dear Mr Smith

I refer to your email dated 16 February 2017 where you sought information
regarding the Australian Public Service Commission's Enterprise Agreement.
The information you sought was as follows:

"I request the document(s) which describe the data provided to the
external organisation(s) responsible for conducting the ballot(s) for all
Enterprise Agreements put to staff for a vote.
The scope of this request is limited only to those ballots undertaken for
enterprise agreements which were proposed to take effect after 30 June
2014.
The document shall describe the data given to the ballot agent. For
example, employee name, employee identification number, employee email
address, etc.  I exclude the data for specific employees here; I am only
after the 'meta-data'."

As suggested in your request, the Australian Public Service Commission
agrees to provide a response to you administratively, that is outside the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

The Australian Public Service Commission engaged a ballot agent to conduct
a vote in respect of the Enterprise Agreement. The voting opened on 2 July
2015. The data provided to the ballot agent included staff names, email
addresses and postal address (where required).

I trust this satisfies your request

Regards

Jo Motbey
Australian Public Service Commission
Level 6, Aviation House, 16 Furzer Street, PHILLIP ACT 2606
E: [1][email address]

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