Social media policy

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Environment and Energy

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of the Environment,

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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From: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Hi James

Freedom of Information Request no. 160406

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982. You have requested the following documents:

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 Monday 18 April 2016. The 30 day statutory
period for processing your request commences from the day after that date.
The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties
or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

 

It is the usual practice of the Department to not release the names and
contact details of junior officers of the Department and other government
agencies and contact details of senior officers, where that personal
information is contained in documents within scope of a request.  The
names of senior officers will generally be released.  We will take it that
you agree to the removal of junior officers’ personal information and
contact information of senior officers unless you advise that you would
like us to consider releasing that information as part of the documents
you have requested.

It is also the usual practice of the Department to only release final
versions of documents. We will take it that you agree to receive only the
final versions of documents unless you advise us that you do not agree.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log, subject to certain exceptions.
(For example, personal information will not be published where this would
be unreasonable).

The Department has noted your request regarding the disclosure log. The
Department publishes decisions on the disclosure log within ten working
days in accordance with section 11C(6) of the FOI Act.  However, once the
decision is made, the released information is accessible publicly on
request.  

We will contact you using the email you provided. Please advise if you
would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

If you have any questions, please contact me on (02) 6274 2098.

Regards,

 

Nicole Hedley
FOI and Legislation Contact Officer | Climate Change, Science and
Corporate Legal Section |General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2098 
e: [1][Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

 

 

 

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Department of the Environment and Energy


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Hi James

 

The Department of the Environment reviewed your request for:

 

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 note that there are no third parties and no sensitivities in the
documents. In this instance, we are releasing  the documents to you in
full outside the formal Freedom of Information (FOI) process. They are
attached to this email.

 

Could you please advise if you wish to withdraw your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

Nicole Hedley
FOI and Legislation Contact Officer | Climate Change, Science and
Corporate Legal Section |General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2098 
e: [1]mailto:[email address]

 

 

 

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From: James Smith

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Dear Nicole,

Thank you for providing the requested information.

Yours sincerely,

James Smith

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From: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Dear James

As we have released the documents to you in full, could you please advise if you wish to withdraw your FOI request or proceed to a decision letter.

Kind regards

Nicole Hedley
FOI and Legislation Contact Officer | Climate Change, Science and Corporate Legal Section |General Counsel Branch Department of the Environment
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2098
e: [Department of the Environment and Energy request email]

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From: James Smith

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Dear Nicole,

I confirm withdrawal of this FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

James Smith

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