Dear Queen Mary University of London,

Can you please publish a copy of the equal pay audit report, done in 2019 by the Total Reward Group (independent external reward specialist). Some of the equal pay audit findings are referenced in QMUL's annual EDI report (p. 17): http://hr.qmul.ac.uk/media/hr/docs/edi/E...

I would like a copy of the full audit report.

Yours faithfully,

Anastasia Malama

Anastasia Malama

Dear Queen Mary University of London,

The response to my request is delayed. By law, the University should normally have responded promptly and by 4 August 2021

Yours faithfully,

Anastasia Malama

Anastasia Malama

Dear Queen Mary University of London,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Queen Mary University of London's handling of my FOI request 'Total Reward Group Equal Pay Audit report'.

I have not received a response yet. The law says that a public authority must comply with the Freedom of Information Act and provide a response promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt.

I placed this request 2 months ago and no explanation has been provided about the delay. I understand that sometimes delays may be inevitable but I would appreciate an update and a justification about the reasons of the delay.

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

Yours faithfully,
Anastasia Malama

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

Dear Anastasia,

Thank you for your email.

We acknowledge receipt of your request and will respond as soon as we can.

Kind regards,

Sarah

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QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

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FOI 2021/F312

 

Dear Anastasia Malama,

 

Thank you for your email of 5th July.

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. Please find
attached a detailed paper which draws out the key findings of the Equal
Pay Audit 2019, the actions that have already been completed in response
to the findings, and the actions that are currently in progress. We have
arranged to deliver a presentation to our trade unions on 5 October 2021
on the content of the audit.

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response, you may ask QMUL to conduct a
review of this decision.  To do this, please contact the College in
writing (including by fax, letter or email), describe the original
request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include an address
for correspondence.  You have 40 working days from receipt of this
communication to submit a review request.  When the review process has
been completed, if you are still dissatisfied, you may ask the Information
Commissioner to intervene. Please see [1]www.ico.org.uk for details.

 

Yours sincerely

Paul Smallcombe

Records & Information Compliance Manager

 

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Anastasia Malama

Dear Queen Mary University of London,

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

Unfortunately I am not satisfied with the response, I have asked for a copy of the full Equal Pay audit report which was written and provided to Queen Mary in December 2019 by the Total Reward Group (now Gallagher), not a summary of the findings. The document you released seems like it was written in 2021, and it does not appear to be the full report provided to Queen Mary in 2019.

Could you please publish a copy of the full Equal Pay audit report which was written and provided to Queen Mary in December 2019 by the Total Reward Group? Under the Freedom of Information Act I have a right to request a copy of the original report written in 2019, and you have an obligation to respond promptly.

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

Yours faithfully,

Anastasia Malama

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

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Dear Anastasia Malama,

 

Thank you for your emails.

 

Please find attached the information you initially requested. Please also
note the attached copyright notice.

 

There are some minor redactions in the document. These are to withhold
small figures, or information linked to those which, once released in to
the public domain, may allow you, or someone else, to identify
individuals. This would reveal (special category) personal data about them
to the world at large. Since we do not have the consent of the individuals
and it would not be within their reasonable expectations that this
information would be disclosed in to the public domain, we believe this
would breach the first data protection principle. Moreover, it could cause
distress. As such, this information is withheld under s.40(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of s.40(3A)(a). The Information
Commissioner states, “If disclosure would not be fair or transparent, you
must not disclose the information”(^1). This is an absolute exemption.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Queen Mary University of London

 

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