Private use of social media advice provided to employees
Dear Department of the Senate,
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.
Dear Mr Smith
I refer to your email of 9 August in which you seek documents related to
recent instances where an employee has sought information, advice,
guidance, or opinion on their social media use in a private capacity.
The Department of the Senate is not subject to the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 as noted in section 68A of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999,
but nonetheless generally complies with the intent of the Act in relation
to administrative matters.
I am informed that the department’s HRM section briefs new employees, for
example, and among other things, on matters pertaining to the
Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct (the Code of Conduct is at section
13 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999). This briefing is part of the
department’s Corporate Induction Program.
Having said that, the Department has no record of any such request.
I note that your request does not include request for advice from
managers across the department.
Usher of the Black Rod
T: (02) 6277 3398 M: 0409 158 942
E: [Department of the Senate request email]
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