Employee information provided to ballot agents in Enterprise Agreement bargaining

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

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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From: James Smith

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Dear Ms Ranieri,

Thank you for your email.

I apologise, but the workload and resourcing requirements of the Department are not in themselves sufficient reasons to consider an extension.

I therefore must respectfully decline your request.

Yours sincerely,

James Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 16 February 2017, seeking access
to the following:

 

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'.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the signed decision letter, decision record, schedule of documents and
documents released under the FOI Act.    

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Helen Simons

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch

Corporate Services Division | Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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