Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services

The request was refused by WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

From: James Smith

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Dear WA Department of Fire and Emergency 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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From: BETHELL Janet
WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services


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Good morning

Thank you for your request for information. To make you request a valid FOI application the following is required:

- A written application with an address within Australia to which notices can be sent; and
- Payment of a $30 Application Fee;

I’ve attached a copy of DFES’s FOI Application form which outlines the FOI process and payment options.

For further information about the Freedom of Information process please visit our website:
http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/pages/foi.aspx

Please contact me if you have any further queries,

Thank you
Janet

Janet Bethell | Manager Information Resources
Information Resources | Dept of Fire & Emergency Services
P +61 8 9395 9381 | F +61 8 9395 9384 | E [email address]
www.dfes.wa.gov.au

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From: CHRISTIE Rosemary
WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services


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Good morning,

 

Thank you for your request regarding information sought under the Freedom
of Information (FOI) Act 1992. The information that you seek under FOI
legislation is classified “non-personal” information and, in accordance
with section 12(e) of the FOI Act 1992, an application fee must accompany
the application before the application can be considered valid.

 

The application fee is $30.00 and there may be a subsequent charge
associated with the processing of the application as prescribed in the FIO
Act Section 16 and associated Regulations.  Payment by cheques need to be
made payable to Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

 

The permitted period for dealing with this application is 45 days. 
However, the Department makes every effort to notify you of our decision
before the end of the permitted period.

 

I’ve attached a copy of DFES’s FOI Application form which outlines the FOI
process and payment options.

 

For further information about the Freedom of Information process please
visit our website:

[1]http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/pages/foi.aspx

 

If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact either
myself or the FOI Coordinator:

Janet Bethell,

[2][email address]

(08) 9395 9381

 

Kind regards,

 

Rosemary Christie

Senior Information Resources Officer

Information Resources

Department of Fire and Emergency Services l 20 Stockton Bend, Cockburn
Central WA 6164

P: 9395 9480 l F: 9395 9384 l E: [3][email address]

[4]www.dfes.wa.gov.au

 

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

Note 1: Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (or money!) is needed before the request will be processed. This time, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is more than 1 year since the agency responded and the applicant has not made a follow-up. This does not mean that the agency will refuse the request when an application is made in the correct (required).

Note 2: Although an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1983 of the Commonwealth of Australia does not require an application fee, this is not the case with applications in the states and territories of Australia. Then an applicant must usually pay a fee, or the request is not valid. Also, the Commonwealth agencies might demand payment of a fee to cover extra processing costs. If the fee is not paid, the request will not be processed.

Note 2: It can be a problem when an applicant sends out a very large bulk request. Although it is convenient for the applicant, very often the application will not be valid. This is usually the fact when an applicant uses Right to Know to apply to an agency of a state or territory; see Note 2. When so many responses are received it is inconvenient to work out how to continue ... or even to classify the responses and often an applicant does not classify the responses so they create a backlog of unclassified responses on Right to Know.

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