Employee information provided to ballot agents in Enterprise Agreement bargaining

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Social Services

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Social Services,

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,

 

Thank you for your correspondence to the Department of Social Services
(the Department) in which you requested access to:

 

“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 cited in your request, the Department will provide its response to you
administratively (i.e. outside of the Freedom of Information Act 1982).

 

The descriptions of the data provided to the ballot agent for the
Department of Social Services are as follows:

 

-          AGS number;

-          Last name;

-          First name;

-          Title;

-          Street and house number;

-          Suburb;

-          Postal code;

-          State; and

-          Work email.

 

If you could please advise whether you wish to withdraw the FOI request,
it would be much appreciated.

 

Kind regards,

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Government and Executive Services Branch

Corporate Services Group

Department of Social Services
E: [1][Department of Social Services request email]

 

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From: James Smith

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for providing the requested information.

I confirm withdrawal of this FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

James Smith

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