Private use of social media advice provided to employees

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

The request was refused by WA Department of Treasury.

From: James Smith

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Dear WA Department of Treasury,

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: Gligorov, Suzana


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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached a letter in relation to your recent access
applications received by the WA Department of Treasury.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Suzana Gligorov

Manager, Freedom of Information

FirstPoint, Corporate Services

Department of Finance

140 William St, Level 16, Perth WA 6000

[1][email address] | 08 6551 1125 |
[2]www.finance.wa.gov.au

 

A high performing public sector empowered and enabled by our advice and
services

 

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From: Gligorov, Suzana


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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached a letter in relation to your recent access
applications received by the WA Department of Treasury.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Suzana Gligorov

Manager, Freedom of Information

FirstPoint, Corporate Services

Department of Finance

140 William St, Level 16, Perth WA 6000

[1][email address] | 08 6551 1125 |
[2]www.finance.wa.gov.au

 

A high performing public sector empowered and enabled by our advice and
services

 

[3]cid:image001.jpg@01D0EEF3.6489CB00

 

 

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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.

Before making an additional response, it is useful to look at the agency letter. The officer has been kind and helpful. The officer says, "While considering whether to continue with your application, you may also wish to note
that, based on enquiries conducted within relevant areas of Treasury, I am informed that no documents of the nature and description provided by your access application exist or are held in Treasury’s possession." With other words, "save your money"!

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

It can cause problems when an applicant sends out a very large number of requests together in a bulk request. It is convenient for the applicant when she makes the requests but then when so many responses are received it is inconvenient for an applicant to work out how she should continue!

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