Agency worker: Agreements, Contracts, pay scales

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Agency worker: Agreements, Contracts, pay scales

Please send me an electronic copy, (see accessibility notes below) via http://www.whatdotheyknow.com, of the following information:

FOI Act: (Freedom of Information Act 2000)

:- Contracts or equivalent information/documents

1.1) Copies of any contracts you have for the provision of temporary worker agency staff, with regards agency/temporary social care/social worker staff/workers. Contracts you may have with individual agency staff recruitment businesses/services, hereafter called 'Vendors'. Or contracts you may have with organisations like, Comensura, Manpower, Reed, hereafter called 'Managed Service Provider' who provide Master/Vendor Neutral framework to managed all vendors on behalf of Public Authorities like yourselves. A sample FOI disclosed Managed Service Provider agreement can be downloaded via:
http://www.filedropper.com/mastervendorc...

:- Hourly Pay scales/rates with regards agency/temporary social care/social worker staff.

1.2) A list of each Vendor you use and copies of hourly pay-scales/rates you hold for each Vendor. Whether or not you use each Vendor via Managed Service Provider framework. Please ensure any provided pay-scale information provided explains how many years of experience is required to be applicable to any specific hourly rate. Sample FOI disclosed pay scale/rates information can be downloaded via:
http://www.filedropper.com/agencypayscal...

:- Panel Vendor Agreement or equivalent information/documents

1.3 A copy of any contract/agreement used by yourself or any Managed Service Provider to manage individual Vendors through any Master/Vendor Neutral framework you operate or participate in, this is sometimes called a Panel Vendor Agreement. A sample FOI disclosed Panel Vendor Agreement can be downloaded via:
http://www.filedropper.com/panelvendorag...

To help clarify these requests 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, you can download:

A sample FOI disclosed Panel Vendor Agreement can be downloaded via:
http://www.filedropper.com/panelvendorag...

and

Sample FOI disclosed pay scale/rates information can be downloaded via:
http://www.filedropper.com/agencypayscal...

A sample FOI disclosed Managed Service Provider agreement can be downloaded via:
http://www.filedropper.com/mastervendorc...

Please also indicate whether any of the information requested 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 has ever been disclosed before under the FOI Act.

Acessibility notes: Information accessibility

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Yours faithfully,

Eric Blair

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to clarify/amend a part of my information request,Section 1.2, with regards payscale information.

This part of my original request stated:

":- Hourly Pay scales/rates with regards agency/temporary social care/social worker staff.

1.2) A list of each Vendor you use and copies of hourly
pay-scales/rates you hold for each Vendor. Whether or not you use each Vendor via a Managed Service Provider framework. Please ensure any provided pay-scale information provided explains how many years
of experience is required to be applicable to any specific hourly rate."

Please also add after the word 'framework':

If you do you use a Managed Service Provider please also provide a copy of the pay-scales/rates that are used by the Managed Service Provider to manage all these Vendors.

Therefore section 1.2 should now read thus:

1.2)A list of each Vendor you use and copies of hourly
pay-scales/rates you hold for each Vendor. Whether or not you use each Vendor via a Managed Service Provider framework. If you do you use a Managed Service Provider please also provide a copy of the pay-scales/rates that are used by the Managed Service Provider to manage all these Vendors. Please ensure any provided pay-scale information provided explains how many years of experience is required to be applicable to any specific hourly rate.

Yours sincerely,

Eric Blair

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Redbridge Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Agency worker: Agreements, Contracts, pay scales'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ag...

This request is currently overdue, by law, the response had to be prompt but no later than 9 March 2009

Related disclosures already made:

Halton Council
"Thank you for providing the information requested
and doing so in such a short time of 7 working days."
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...

Newham Council
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ag...

Liverpool Council
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/di...

Kingston upon Thames Borough Council
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ag...

Telford & Wrekin Council
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...

Yours sincerely,

Eric Blair

Robert Cioni, Redbridge Borough Council

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Dear Mr Blair

I was very disappointed to see that we had not been able to meet your Freedom of Information request dated 8th February 2009 regarding "Agency worker: Agreements, contracts, pay scales" within the prescribed timescales.

Upon investigation, I'm sorry to say, that this was due to an unusual set of specific circumstances regarding our staffing that resulted in you FOI request being overlooked. We have introduced new procedures that will ensure that these occurrences do not happen in the future.

Please find attached copies of the current agency worker contracts that we have in place as part of the London Contract & Supplies Group, the associated hourly rates and the suppliers to our contracted agencies.

You will notice that the Eden Brown (Matrix) contract has had the Target Margin Column in Schedule 3 blanked out pursuant to section 43(2) of the FOI Act in that its disclosure would be likely to prejudice the commercial interest of both Eden Brown/Matrix and the Council.

Once again please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your original request and also my assurances that remedial action has taken place.

Roberto Cioni
HR,
7th Floor, Lynton House,
255/259 High Road
Ilford
Essex
IG1 1NY

Tel : 020 8708 3389

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The info commission says "A public authority which believes that the commercial interests of a third party will, or are likely to, be prejudiced must explain why this is the case". and also "Even if information falls within section 43, public authorities must then apply the public interest test set out in section 2(2)(b). The information can only be withheld if the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure"

See <http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/l...>