Impact of protracted bargaining on Department of Immigration and Border Protection employee morale

Ato Nduvho made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

The request was refused by Department of Home Affairs.

From: Ato Nduvho

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

I understand negotiations for a new enterprise agreement for non-SES staff have progressed extremely slowly over the last 2 years.

As a taxpayer I am concerned any 'savings' from deliberate government delays are having a negative impact on employee morale which in turn would negatively impact the productivity of the department as a whole.

I am seeking the following documents in this FOI:

1. All documents which address, or mention, the impact of prolonged bargaining on employee morale. This includes all impact, whether actual, perceived, anticipated, or otherwise.

2. Documents which describe how employee morale has been measured over time, covering a period of at least the last 2 years.

3. All documents which detail the estimated productivity losses resulting from prolonged bargaining and/or decreased employee morale.

Yours faithfully,

Ato Nduvho

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Our references: FA 16/08/01361; ADF2016/44104

 

Dear Ato

 

Please find attached the acknowledgement of receipt for your recent FOI
Request. 

 

Request for an extension of time

 

Please be aware that the Department has seen a significant increase in the
number of FOI requests received by this agency. As a result there are
expected delays involved with the processing of FOI requests at the
present time. Generally, requests will be processed in the order that they
are received. The Department will endeavour to finalise your request as
quickly as possible.

 

For this reason the Department seeks your agreement (under s.15AA of the
FOI Act) to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30
days.

 

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
provide a response to this request by close of business, Thursday, 25
August 2016.

 

Exclusion of non-SES staff personal details and SES telephone contact
details

 

The Department’s policy is to exclude the personal details of officers not
in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the mobile and work
telephone numbers of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within
scope of an FOI request. If you require names and contact details of
non-SES officers, or direct telephone numbers of SES staff, please inform
us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take
it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of
your request.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julia Wu

FOI Officer/Freedom of Information Section

Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
P: 02 6198 7397

E: [1][email address]

 

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From: Ato Nduvho

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Dear Julia,

Thank you for your letter.

I am happy to allow the extension of time. In doing so, I kindly ask the department to consider waiving any applicable charges for this request.

Yours sincerely,

Ato Nduvho

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Our references: FA 16/08/01361; ADF2016/44104

 

Dear Ato Nduvho,

 

This email refers to your FOI request received on 18 August 2016 seeking
access to:

 

'I am seeking the following documents in this FOI:

 

1. All documents which address, or mention, the impact of prolonged
bargaining on employee morale. This includes all impact, whether actual,
perceived, anticipated, or otherwise.

 

2. Documents which describe how employee morale has been measured over
time, covering a period of at least the last 2 years.

 

3. All documents which detail the estimated productivity losses resulting
from prolonged bargaining and/or decreased employee morale.'

 

The purpose of this email is to advise you, as required under s.24AB of
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) that I consider a practical
refusal reason exists under s.24AA of the FOI Act in relation to your
request. I have set out my reasons and the actions required by you (to
consult on the scope of your request) in the attached notice.

 

The current due date for your FOI request is 17 October 2016. In
accordance with s.24AB(8) of the FOI Act the legislated processing time
for your request is suspended during the consultation period. Please refer
to the attached notice for further details.

 

Consultation period

The FOI Act requires that you respond to this notice before the end of the
consultation period, which is close of business, Monday, 24 October 2016.

 

You may consult with me by replying to this email: [1][email address]

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Shannon Bevan

FOI Officer | Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

P: 02 6264 4667

E: [2][email address

Please note I do not work on Tuesdays.

 

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Dear Ato Nduvho,

 

I am writing to you about the s.24AB notice that I sent to you on 10
October 2016. The consultation period under the FOI Act expired at close
of business on

24 October 2016. As you did not respond to me by the end of the
consultation period, your request is deemed to have been withdrawn by the
operation of the FOI Act (s.24AB (6) and (7)).

 

The attached letter provides more detail.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Shannon Bevan

FOI Officer | Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

E: [1][email address

 

 

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