Dear Administrative Appeals Tribunal,

I seek the following through FOI:

- The terms of agreement, i.e. the contract, between Hays and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

- The five most recent (as at the date of this request) purchase order documents, associated with the tender of employees from Hays by the AAT. Please only return tender documents associated with the procurement of labour hire contractors filling APS4 positions at the AAT or below

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

FOI, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please find attached a letter acknowledging your FOI request no.
2020/0093.

 

Kind regards,

 

Skye M

Policy Officer

 

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Principal Registry, Sydney

Legal & Policy

E: [1][AAT request email]

 

[2]www.aat.gov.au

 

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Dear FOI,

I would like to make a follow-up FOI to this request. Please feel free to combine the requests.

I request a purchase order document from Hays that has been completed, in relation to a labour hire staffer who filled a role at an APS4 classification or below. Please include alongside that purchase order document, the actual amount spent by the AAT on that procurement.

The purpose of this request is to ascertain the dollar amount by which purchase orders from Hays are being underutilized. (or if the contracts are being fully utilized; evidence of that being the case)

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

FOI, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Thank you for your email. We will combine the below request with request
2020/0093.

 

Kind regards,

 

Skye M

Policy Officer

 

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Principal Registry, Sydney

Legal & Policy

E: [1][AAT request email]

 

[2]www.aat.gov.au

 

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FOI, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please find attached a letter notifying you that you are liable to pay a
charge in relation to your Freedom of Information request no. 2020/0093.

 

Kind regards,

 

Rohini L

Legal Officer

 

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Principal Registry, Brisbane

Legal & Policy

E: [1][AAT request email]

 

[2]www.aat.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,

I contend that:

1. This charge has been wrongly assessed, as there has been an overestimation in the time it would take to complete tasks associated with this FOI request.

2. That this charge should not be imposed, or should be nearly entirely waived; on public interest grounds. The public service's outsourcing practices are in the public interest. This is demonstrated by the practices detailed within the request documents; being the subject of a recent ABC article reporting on the APS's labour hire outsourcing.

The article may be found here:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-10/c...

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

FOI, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please find attached our charge decision in relation to your FOI Request
2020/0093.

 

Kind regards,

 

Angela

 

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