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Copies of periodic communications between the Vice-Chancellor and staff

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Dear University of Aberdeen,

I am writing to request copies of periodic communications between the Vice-Chancellor of your institution and all staff working at the University. These circulars might be sent by email and/or placed on the university intranet and may be described as Vice Chancellor’s Updates or something similar. Could you please provide all such communications for the last 5 years or as long as you have recorded if this is shorter?

Best wishes,
James Murphy

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear James Murphy,

I refer to your email of 10 September and, on behalf of the University, I acknowledge receipt and confirm that your request is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In terms of the Act, a reply will be sent to you within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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Foi, University of Aberdeen

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Dear James Murphy,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI 2019-309

I refer to your email of 10 September 2019 requesting information relating to communications between the Vice-Chancellor and staff.

Your request has now been considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, ‘the Act’.

I am writing to request copies of periodic communications between the Vice-Chancellor of your institution and all staff working at the University. These circulars might be sent by email and/or placed on the university intranet and may be described as Vice Chancellor’s Updates or something similar. Could you please provide all such communications for the last 5 years or as long as you have recorded if this is shorter?

ATTACHED are copies of correspondence between the Vice-Chancellor and the staff. Please note that not all years have this format of communications and the frequency of these communications is not uniform over the time period you have requested. Some updates were published on the public general news section of the webpage, which contains a searchable archive of news articles and is available at:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/news/ind...

Should you be dissatisfied with this response, you have the right under the Act to request a review. A request for review must be made within 40 working days of the date of this reply. It must include your name and address for correspondence and specify the request for information and the grounds for dissatisfaction with the decision. Please send your request for review to our mailbox, [University of Aberdeen request email]. The University will respond to your request for a review within 20 working days of receipt of your request.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the University’s internal review, you have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of the date of receipt of the University’s review notice. Details on how to make an appeal to the Commissioner are available at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal. Should you remain dissatisfied with the Commissioner’s decision, you have a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.
Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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