Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Comcare

Comcare did not have the information requested.

From: James Smith

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Dear Comcare,

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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Dear Mr Smith

 

Thank you for your emails of 8 August 2017, seeking access under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) to the following:

 

‘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'

 

It is noted that you are have two requests:

 

 1. Comcare
 2. Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

 

Your requests have been assigned reference number #150636-2017/8066
(Comcare) and 2017/8067 (SRCC) you are asked to cite those numbers in any
communication you have with Comcare concerning the request. Information on
processing of your request is set out below.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

The statutory timeframe for processing your request is 30 days from the
date on which it was received by Comcare, which makes the due date for the
decision on your request is 8 September 2017.

 

This timeframe may be extended where:

 

a)           charges are levied as prescribed by the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations 1982 (the FOI Regulations)(see
charges below);

b)           consultation with third parties is necessary (see
consultation with third parties below);

c)           by agreement from you, under section 15AA of the FOI Act; or

d)           by approval of the Information Commissioner, under section
15AB of the FOI Act.

 

Disclosure Log

 

Please note that information released under FOI Act may be published in a
disclosure log on the Comcare’s website. Section 11C of the FOI Act
requires this publication, however it is subject to certain exceptions,
including where publication of personal, business, professional or
commercial information would be unreasonable.

 

Exclusion of employee details

 

Where the full name and contact details of staff members are included in
the scope of a request, this may add to processing time and applicable
charges as it may be necessary to consider whether the details are exempt
under the FOI Act. On this basis, unless you tell us otherwise, we will
assume that these details are out of scope of your request and they will
be redacted under section 22 of the FOI Act.

 

Consultation with third parties

 

The FOI Act requires Comcare to undertake consultation prior to making any
decision to grant access to documents (subject to exemptions) that
contain:

 1. information that originated with, or was received from, a State or an
authority of a State;
 2. information that originated with, or was received from, a foreign
government, an authority of a foreign government or an international
organisation;
 3. information concerning a person's business or commercial affairs, or
the business, commercial or financial affairs of an organisation or
undertaking; or
 4. personal information about a person (including a deceased person).

 

You will be advised as soon as possible if external consultation is
required.

 

Charges

 

The department will advise you if a charge is payable to process your
request. No charge is payable for providing a person with their own
personal information.  

 

Contact

 

Should you require clarification of any of the matters discussed in this
email, or have any queries throughout the process, please contact me by
email to www.comcare.gov.au

or by telephone 1300 366 979.

 

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Zatschler

 

 

Elizabeth Zatschler

Assistant Director, FOI & Privacy

+61262750637 | [email address]

GPO Box 9905, Canberra, ACT, 2601 |
www.comcare.gov.au

 

 

 

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NOTICE: This e-mail message and attachments may contain confidential,
personal or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended
recipient you should not use or disclose any information in the message or
attachments. If received in error, please notify the sender by return
email immediately, if possible, or [email address].
Comcare does not waive any confidentiality or privilege. For information
about how we handle personal information, please visit
www.comcare.gov.au/privacy or contact us on 1300 366 979 and request a
copy of our Privacy Policy.

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Ticket #150636
Dear Mr Smith,

Please find attached decisions relating to your FOI request.

Kind regards
FOI

 

 

FOI

FOI & Privacy

[Comcare request email]

GPO Box 9905, Canberra, ACT, 2601 |
www.comcare.gov.au

 

 

 

{CMI: MCID5040658}

 

 

NOTICE: This e-mail message and attachments may contain confidential,
personal or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended
recipient you should not use or disclose any information in the message or
attachments. If received in error, please notify the sender by return
email immediately, if possible, or [email address].
Comcare does not waive any confidentiality or privilege. For information
about how we handle personal information, please visit
www.comcare.gov.au/privacy or contact us on 1300 366 979 and request a
copy of our Privacy Policy.

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