Private use of social media advice provided to employees

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

Department of Social Services did not have the information requested.

From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Social Services,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request documents related to the ten most recent instances where an employee has sought information, advice, guidance, or opinion on their social media use in a private capacity.

I limit the scope of documents to:
- the original request from the employee
- the agency/department's response
- any follow-up questions and response
- only those sent to a relevant HR / conduct / social media (or similar) team (rather than managers across all areas of the organisation)
- where the original request was created in the last 2 years

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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Department of Social Services

Dear Mr Smith

 

Freedom of Information Request No. 17/18-015

 

I refer to your correspondence dated 8 August 2017 and received by the
Department of Social Services (the Department) on 9 August 2017, in which
you requested access under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act
1982 (FOI Act) to the following documents:

 

documents related to the ten most recent instances where an employee has
sought information, advice, guidance, or opinion on their social media use
in a private capacity.

 

… I limit the scope of documents to:

 

- the original request from the employee

- the agency/department's response

- any follow-up questions and response

- only those sent to a relevant HR / conduct / social media (or similar)
team (rather than managers across all areas of the organisation)

- where the original request was created in the last 2 years

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the FOI Act.

 

Should you have any queries about this matter, please do not hesitate to
contact the Department’s FOI team via email at [1][Department of Social Services request email]. The
Department will use this address to correspond with you in relation to
your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Team

Government & Executive Services Branch

E: [2][Department of Social Services request email]

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Attachment FOI Request No.17 18 015 James Smith via Right to Know Decision.PDF.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached a letter outlining the decision regarding your FOI
Request No. 17/18-015 of 8 August 2017 to the Department of Social
Services.

 

Kind regards

 

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FOI Coordinator

Government & Executive Services Branch

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

 

DSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia,
and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our
respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and
present.            

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Refused on the ground of s 24A(1) of the Act:
24A Requests may be refused if documents cannot be found, do not
exist or have not been received

Document lost or non-existent
(1) An agency or Minister may refuse a request for access to a
document if:
(a) all reasonable steps have been taken to find the document;
and
(b) the agency or Minister is satisfied that the document:
(i) is in the agency’s or Minister’s possession but cannot be
found; or
(ii) does not exist.

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