Appointment of Administrators

Louis Seaman made this Freedom of Information request to University of Glasgow

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I understand that the University has appointed a Director of Student Services. When and where was this job advertised?

I am also interested to know:

1. Since 1st October 2008, the number of people appointed to posts within the University Services with a salary greater than £60,000.

2. The number of current vacant posts in the University Services offering salaries of greater than £60,000.

3. Since 1st October 2008, the number of University Services' staff who have resigned from posts with salaries greater than £60,000.

Yours faithfully,

Louis Seaman

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Seaman,

Further to your Freedom of Information request dated 29 May 2009 at 0843
hours. Please find letter of acknowledgement attached.

You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your information
request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this
email.

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

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University of Glasgow
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Glasgow G12 8QQ
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The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

David Smith left an annotation ()

Another highly paid administrator, no wonder the university is not doing well please see:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/un...

PLEASE NO MORE ADMINISTRATORS THIS UNIVERSITY NEEDS ACADEMICS AND TECHNICIANS

James Watson left an annotation ()

Why wait for 20 working days, I can tell you now, the job was not advertised. In his email of 22nd May 2009 the Secretary of Court told all staff "I have recently asked Christine Lowther - and she has agreed - to take on an increased level of management responsibility."

The University may argue that this is not a new post, just increased responsibility. By definition it is a new post with a new title. The job should have been advertised (what happened to equal opportunity?).

David Black left an annotation ()

I am really glad that Ms Lowther was asked. I am delighted that she agreed. I just wonder what was this Secretary of Court going to do if she had not agreed? Did he have a plan B?

Furthermore, the University of Glasgow seems to be a place that people do what they are asked to do. What a place! Jump - how high?

John Ferguson left an annotation ()

It is beyond the imagination of even the worst cynics to conceive of a more poorly run Administration.

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Seaman,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 29 May 2009 timed 08:43
hrs.

You will find that the University's response to your information
requestis in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this
email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it
preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with
fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download
a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer
by clicking on to the following URL:

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ
G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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 University of Glasgow's handling of my FOI request 'Appointment of Administrators'.

I wish to query the accuracy of your response " The Director of Student Services is a new title that has been conferred on an existing member of staff who is undertaking additional management responsibilities. This is not a new post and therefore was not advertised." Based on what criteria have you judged this post not to be new? What criteria determines whether a position is a new post or is simply granted a new title?

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

Yours sincerely,

Louis Seaman

nutty (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

I don't think this is an internal review request- it is more a refinement of your earlier request.

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Seaman,

Further to your Freedom of Information Request for a Review dated 29
june 2009 timed 11:42 hours. Please find letter of acknowledgement
attached.
You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your Request for
a Review is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this
email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it
preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with
fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download
a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer
by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ
G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Reviews, University of Glasgow

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Please find attached the University's response to your request for a
review.

<<FOI letter Mr Seaman 140709..pdf>>