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John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

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From: John Smith

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Dear Department of Health,

I seek the following under FOI;

A document that contains the total number of non-APS staff, filling equivalent roles to actual APS staff in your department.

Typically these employees are ostensibly employed through labour hire agencies, and fulfil functionally equivalent roles to their colleagues.

If no such document exists please advise.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) has
received your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) as follows:

‘A document that contains the total number of non-APS staff, filling
equivalent roles to actual APS staff in your department. Typically these
employees are ostensibly employed through labour hire agencies, and fulfil
functionally equivalent roles to their colleagues.

 

If no such document exists please advise.’ 

 

Request for extension of time

 

The department is actively processing your request and is aiming to
finalise it as quickly as possible. However, the department is currently
experiencing an increased workload to manage and respond to the
coronavirus pandemic, with a large amount of resources being diverted to
do so. The content of your request means that any documents that exist
would sit with the line area who has responsibility for the department’s
continued response to the coronavirus.

 

On this basis, the department is seeking an extension of 30 calendar days,
with a decision to be provided to you no later than COB 3 August 2020.

 

Next Steps

 

Could you please advise the department by COB 9 July 2020 if you agree
to the request for extension of time?

 

In addition, unless you advise otherwise, duplicate documents and
Commonwealth employee names and contact details below Senior Executive
Service level and mobile telephone numbers of all staff will be excluded
from the scope of your request under s22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Section

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Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [2][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

 

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Good morning Mr Smith,

 

Following on from yesterday’s email requesting an extension of time, if
granted the revised decision due date would be COB 1 September 2020.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Section

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Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [2][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

 

From: FOI <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, 7 July 2020 3:31 PM
To: 'John Smith' <[FOI #6460 email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information Request 1811 - Request for an extension of
time [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Dear Mr Smith,

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) has
received your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) as follows:

‘A document that contains the total number of non-APS staff, filling
equivalent roles to actual APS staff in your department. Typically these
employees are ostensibly employed through labour hire agencies, and fulfil
functionally equivalent roles to their colleagues.

 

If no such document exists please advise.’ 

 

Request for extension of time

 

The department is actively processing your request and is aiming to
finalise it as quickly as possible. However, the department is currently
experiencing an increased workload to manage and respond to the
coronavirus pandemic, with a large amount of resources being diverted to
do so. The content of your request means that any documents that exist
would sit with the line area who has responsibility for the department’s
continued response to the coronavirus.

 

On this basis, the department is seeking an extension of 30 calendar days,
with a decision to be provided to you no later than COB 3 August 2020.

 

Next Steps

 

Could you please advise the department by COB 9 July 2020 if you agree
to the request for extension of time?

 

In addition, unless you advise otherwise, duplicate documents and
Commonwealth employee names and contact details below Senior Executive
Service level and mobile telephone numbers of all staff will be excluded
from the scope of your request under s22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Section

[3]cid:image003.png@01D51610.1D98D220

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [4][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

 

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From: John Smith

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Dear FOI,

I agree to the extension.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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