Enterprise bargaining - what information is provided to department about employees' votes?

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Finance

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Finance,

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

I request all documents wherein the outcome of any enterprise bargaining ballots were communicated to the department by the entity who undertook the ballots.

This shall include the YES/NO vote amounts or percentages as well as any additional information related to the vote. For example, a breakdown of the vote by employee location, or APS level.

The scope of this request covers any such documents that were received as a result of EBA offers made to staff under:

Workplace Bargaining Policy 2015
or
Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy 2014

I thank you in advance for processing this request.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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FOI Officer, Legal Services Branch

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Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [1][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI 17/37

Thank you for your email to the Department of Finance (Finance) requesting
access to the following under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act).

 

I request all documents wherein the outcome of any enterprise bargaining
ballots were communicated to the department by the entity who undertook
the ballots.

 

This shall include the YES/NO vote amounts or percentages as well as any
additional information related to the vote. For example, a breakdown of
the vote by employee location, or APS level.

 

The scope of this request covers any such documents that were received as
a result of EBA offers made to staff

under:

 

·         Workplace Bargaining Policy 2015; or

·         Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy
2014

 

The statutory period for processing your request commences from the day
after Finance received your request.  Your request was received by Finance
on 26 February 2017.  The processing period may be extended if we need to
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Regards,

Kira

 

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FOI Coordinator (A/g), Legal Services Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [3][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Good afternoon Mr Smith,

 

Please find attached, a decision and document in regards to your FOI
request (our reference number FOI 17/37).

 

 

Kind Regards,

Gayathrie

 

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FOI Officer, Legal Services Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [2][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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