Social media policy

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Veterans' Affairs

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

I seek access to the following documents under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982:

1. Current social media policy of the department, which covers
departmental use and/or private use by employees in an individual
capacity.

2. Any current guidance material which is available for employees to make informed decisions about their private social media use.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Dear Mr Smith

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 8636

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). Your request is in the following
terms:

 

I seek access to the following documents under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982:

1. Current social media policy of the department, which covers
departmental use and/or private use by employees in an individual
capacity.

2. Any current guidance material which is available for employees to make
informed decisions about their private social media use.

 

We received your request on 18 April 2016 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You
should therefore expect a decision by 18 May 2016 . The period of 30 days
may be extended if we need to consult third parties, impose a charge or
for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

 

You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon as
possible, before we process any requested documents or impose a final
charge.

 

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If you have any questions, please contact me using the following details:

 

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA   ACT   2601

Facsimile: (02) 6289 6316

Email: [1][DVA request email]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nadia Vittoria

Information Access Officer

Information Law

Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

 

2 May 2016

 

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Dear Mr Smith,

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 8636

The Department of Veterans' Affairs has two documents which are relevant to your request. Both documents are publicly available through the Department's website.

The first relevant document is the Social Media Terms of Use, available using the following link: http://www.dva.gov.au/about-dva/social-m.... The second relevant document is the Department's Social Media Policy and Guidelines, available under the heading "Working at DVA" on the following page: http://www.dva.gov.au/about-dva/publicat....

The Department's Communications area has confirmed that no other guidance material in relation to staff use of social media exists. Therefore, I request that you consider withdrawing your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, on the basis that the relevant material is publicly available.

Yours sincerely,

Frank White
Assistant Director
Information Law
Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

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Attachment FOI 8636 Statement of Reasons full access.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith,

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 8636

Please find attached a decision in response to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

The links to the two relevant documents are provided below:

http://www.dva.gov.au/about-dva/social-m...

http://www.dva.gov.au/about-dva/publicat...

Yours sincerely

Frank White
Assistant Director
Information Law
Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

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From: James Smith

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Dear Mr White,

Thank you for providing the requested information.

Yours sincerely,

James Smith

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