Private use of social media advice provided to employees
James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to WA Department of Training and Workforce Development
Dear WA Department of Training and Workforce Development,
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.
Thankyou for your email. Your request will be responded to within 2
working days. If you wish to speak with the FOI Co-ordinator please
contact the Department on 65515000
Dear Mr Smith
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request received on 8th August 2017 seeking access to information relating to Private use of social media advice provided to employees.
In order to process your request, a FOI application fee of $30.00 is required as per s12(1)(e) of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA). On receipt of the $30.00 application fee a formal acknowledgement of your application will be forwarded to you and the statutory time frame to process the application will commence.
Section 12. How the application is made
(1) The access application has to –
(e) be lodged at an office of the agency with any application
fee payable under the regulations.
We also seek clarification on what is meant by “ social media use in a private capacity”. Is this in relation to the use of a staff members personal social media account and what they may happen to say about the Department, or personal comments made on the Departmental social media account?
I await your response.
Records & Information Services Manager
ICT Service & Information Management
Department of Training and Workforce Development
1 Prospect Place
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Postal Address: Locked Bag 16, OSBORNE PARK DC 6916
T: 6212 9821 | F: 6551 6307
E: [email address] | W: www.dtwd.wa.gov.au
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