Agency worker: Agreements, Contracts, pay scales

Eric Blair made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham City Council

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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 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. 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

Birmingham City Council

Dear Mr Blair

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

Thank you for your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I acknowledge
receipt of your request dated 8th February 2009 which was received in our
office on 9th February 2009.

Can you please clarify whether all the information you have requested for
agency worker, agreements, contracts and pay scales are for social workers
only. Once we receive confirmation from you we will pass your request to
the relevant directorate to process.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you and you will be required
to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you require any further information or are not happy with our response
please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on 0121 303 4876.
We look forward to receiving clarification to the above question.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Information Governance Team

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Re Use of Public Sector Information
Where Birmingham City Council is the copyright holder of any information
that may be released, re-use for personal, educational or non-commercial
purposes is permitted without further reference to the City Council. Where
the re-use is for other purposes, such as commercial re-use, the applicant
should notify the City Council in writing to seek approval or agree terms
for re-use.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Dear Corporate Information Governance Team,

Further to your question for clarification:

"Can you please clarify whether all the information you have requested for agency worker, agreements, contracts and pay scales are for social workers
only. "
Your letter of 9 February 2009.

I confirm my requests relate to Social Care and Social Worker temporary agency staff.

Extract from original request:

"...with regards agency/temporary social
care/social worker staff/workers."
8 February 2009

The FOI disclosure I referred to in my original request, covers a number of Social Care and Social Worker roles. You can download a copy via:
http://www.filedropper.com/agencypayscal...

If you need any further clarification please feel free to ask.

Yours sincerely,

Eric Blair

Dear Corporate Information Governance Team,

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 Managed Service Provider please 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 Managed Service Provider please 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

Birmingham City Council

Dear Mr Blair

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information : ref - FOI 2712

Thank you for your request for information held by the Council under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 [FOI] which was received
on 9th February. The Authority has up to 20 working days to respond to the
request.

Unfortunately I am unable to access any of the pdf and other documents you
have quoted in your request as that is denied by the Council's protocols
for internet access. If they are important for the response, please make
them available through some other mechanism than the stored facility. Thank
you.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required
to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

Where Birmingham City Council is the copyright holder of any information
that may be released, re-use for personal, educational or non-commercial
purposes is permitted without further reference to the City Council. Where
the re-use is for other purposes, such as commercial re-use, the applicant
should notify the City Council in writing to seek approval or agree terms
for re-use.

If you require any further information or are not happy with our response
please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on 0121 303 4876
quoting the reference number above in any future communications.

The information you have provided within your FOI request will be held on
our database and may also be held within manual records for a period of 2
years from the date Birmingham City Council received your request. Any
personal data that you provide to Birmingham City Council will be held in
line with the requirements set out within the Data Protection Act 1998.

Yours sincerely

Philip Wilson
Caldicott Co-ordinator
Tel: 0121 303 9462
email: [email address]

Communications and Information Team
Adults and Communities Directorate
Birmingham City Council
Louisa Ryland House
44 Newhall Street
Birmingham B3 3PL

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Birmingham City Council

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Dear Mr Blair

Please see the attached letter for your Freedom of Information request.

(See attached file: FOI 2712 Eric Blair.doc)

Yours sincerely

Corporate Information Governance Team

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Eric Blair left an annotation ()

"Birmingham City Council will endeavour to forward a response in relation to the information sought subject to the public interest test by no later than 6 April 2009."

Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for advising that you are considering my request under a Public Interest Test. However, a number of other local authorities have chosen approach self-same disclosure requests already and have disclosed the information requested, for example:

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...

Yours sincerely,

Eric Blair

Birmingham City Council

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FAO = Eric Blair

Please find response to your recent FOI request to Birmingham City Counci
(See attached file: FOI 2712 - response.pdf)(See attached file: FOI 2712 -
A&C Contract - redact.pdf)

Philip Wilson
Caldicott Co-ordinator
Tel: 0121 303 9462
email: [email address]

Communications and Information Team
Adults and Communities Directorate
Birmingham City Council
Louisa Ryland House
44 Newhall Street
Birmingham B3 3PL

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