Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Victorian Department of Justice & Regulation

The request was refused by Victorian Department of Justice & Regulation.

From: James Smith

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Dear Victorian Department of Justice & Regulation,

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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Freedom of Information request - Private use of social media advice
provided to employees

James Smith
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08/08/2017 07:22 PM
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Dear Victorian Department of Justice & Regulation,

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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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.

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

The fee for the State of Victoria is $28.40 from 1 July 2017 (non- refundable unless fee is waived). I have copied the words from http://www.foi.vic.gov.au/home/costs/

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