Employee information provided to ballot agents in Enterprise Agreement bargaining

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Veterans' Affairs

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

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,

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 14022

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). Your request is in the following terms:

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'.

We received your request on 16 February 2017 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision by 20 March 2017. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties, impose a charge or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon as possible, before we process any requested documents or impose a final charge.

We will contact you using the email address you have provided. Please advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

If you have any questions, please contact me using the following details:

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601
Facsimile: (02) 6289 6337
Email: [DVA request email]

Yours sincerely

Shihara Caner
Information Access Officer
Information Law
Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

23 February 2017

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Attachment FOI 14022 Statement of Reasons full access.pdf
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Attachment Doc 1 First Ballot Voter Roll.xls
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Attachment Doc 2 Second Ballot Voter Roll.xlsx
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Dear Mr Smith,

Please find attached a Statement of Reasons in relation to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please also find attached documents released to you, as set out in the Statement of Reasons.

Yours sincerely,

Frank White
Assistant Director
Information Law
Legal Services & Assurance

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