Dear University of Manchester,
I'd like to make a Freedom of Information request regarding the workload allocation models and tariffs that your institution uses to allocate workload to your academic staff.
Ideally I'd like a copy of all the WAMs and tariffs (i.e. how much time is allocated per activity) used and the school/section they belong to. If incomplete/unavailable, please give me as much information as possible on the tariffs that are available (and the schools they belong to) and on which schools or units don't use tariffs to allocate workload.
I am writing to acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by The University of Manchester yesterday, our reference as per the subject line.
Before we can respond to your request, please could you clarify which year/s you require this information for. Is it just the current academic year 2019/20?
Once we receive clarification we will have 20 working days to respond to your request. In the event that no clarification is received, your request will be closed after 60 days.
Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| www.manchester.ac.uk
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Yes please, for this academic year (2019/20).
Thank you for your email requesting the following:
I'd like to make a Freedom of Information request regarding the workload
allocation models and tariffs that your institution uses to allocate
workload to your academic staff.
Ideally I'd like a copy of all the WAMs and tariffs (i.e. how much time is
allocated per activity) used and the school/section they belong to. If
incomplete/unavailable, please give me as much information as possible on
the tariffs that are available (and the schools they belong to) and on
which schools or units don't use tariffs to allocate workload.
We have now considered your request and can respond as follows:
The Faculties of Engineering and The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and
Health confirm that they do not use WAMS and therefore the University
confirms that no data is held.
For the Faculty of Humanities we can provide the attached documents that
describe how work is allocated within the Schools that form part of the
Faculty. The other related WAM documents for this Faculty are being
withheld under Section 40 of the Act – the exemption which relates to
personal data. The withheld documents apply the principles found within
the attached documents and contain the detailed personal data of work
allocation of individual staff members within each School.
Section 40 (2) of the FOIA provides an exemption where the application for
personal data is made by someone other than the data subject. To apply
the exemption appropriately, the conditions set out in Section 40 (3) of
the FOIA should be satisfied. Section 40 (3) of FOIA states that where
disclosure of the information would contravene any one of the data
protection principles then this data is exempt.
The University of Manchester does not believe that the release of the data
requested will be fair or lawful under the terms of the FOIA as the data
subject has no expectation that their personal data is likely to be
released for this purpose. As such, disclosure of the information
requested by you under Section 1(1) of the FOIA would be in breach of the
first data protection principle and hence section 40 (2) of the FOIA
applies. This email serves to act as a refusal notice, as per Section 17
(1) of the FOIA.
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With best regards
Dr Lisa Crawley l Information Officer l Information Governance Office
l Directorate of Compliance and Risk l Professional Support Services |
Room G7 Christie Building l Compliance & Risk Management Office l The
University of Manchester l Oxford Road l Manchester l M13 9PL l
Tel +44 (0)161 275 8400
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