Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to WA Department of Transport

The request was refused by WA Department of Transport.

From: James Smith

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Dear WA Department of Transport,

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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WA Department of Transport

Dear Mr Smith

 

I refer to your recent FOI Application as sent to the Department of
Transport's email address [1][DoT request email] as shown below and
in which you have requested the following documents:

 

"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"

 

In order for your application to be accepted as a valid FOI Application,
it must comply with Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1992
(FOI Act) which states:

 

(1) The access application has to —

                  (a)     be in writing; and

                  (b)     give enough information to enable the requested
documents to be identified; and

(c)      give an address in Australia to which notices under this Act can
be sent; and

                  (d)     give any other information or details required
under the regulations; and

                  (e)     be lodged at an office of the agency with any
application fee payable under the regulations.

 

Your application in its current form does not comply with sections
12(1)(c) and 12(1)(e) of the FOI Act as it does not provide an address in
Australia to which notices under the FOI Act can be sent, and it is not
accompanied with the application fee of $30.00.  Your application is
considered a non-personal application which therefore requires payment of
the $30 Application fee.

 

If you wish to proceed with your application you will be required to
provide the information requested, together with the payment (which must
be made out to the Department of Transport) which can be forwarded to the
following address

 

FOI Coordinator

Department of Transport

GPO Box C102

Perth WA 6839

 

If you would like further information relating to the freedom of
information process please click on the following link [2]DoT - Freedom of
information

 

regards

 

 

Linda Roberts

Coordinator Freedom of Information | Corporate Services | Department of
Transport

Level 9, 140 William Street, Perth WA 6000

Tel: (08) 6551 6544  Fax: (08) 6551 6942

Email: [email address] | Web: www.transport.wa.gov.au

 

 

 

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (and money!) is needed before the request will be processed. This time, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is two months when the agency has 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) way and although I have made the classification of "refused", the applicant can use this same request page if he wishes to pursue the request.

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