Details of Job Purpose... email addresses for Directors

The request was refused by UK Border Agency.

Dear UK Border Agency,

I am aware of the following changes to UKBA...

Sarah Rapson and David Wood have both been placed in the position of Director General.

Rob Whiteman , previously cheif exec has been given the job role of: Director General of Operational Systems Management, Home Office.

I would ask the following:

Firstly, for the large public interest involved... I would like the email addresses for both Sarah and David to be published. I am aware that Rob Whitemans is Rob.Whiteman @Homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Obviously as these new Director Generals are a vital step in the complaints process within the service, their contact details must be published.

Next, what exactly do their job roles (all three) now entail. What is the new role of Rob Whiteman. Does he still essentially still hold the same job role as previously as Cheif Exec.

Please provide myself with a copy of the previous job role specifications of all three people and their current specification.

please provide me a copy of the previous structural diagram of the organisation and the current diagram.

In addition to this, Please provide the previous pay rates for all three people, and their new current pay rates. This includes previous potential bonuses and new potential bonuses as a seperate figure.

Thanks and Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. If you have submitted
a general enquiry, a further message answering our most frequently asked
questions will be sent to you by our public enquiries department shortly.

Alternatively you can contact the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Immigration
Enquiry Bureau (IEB) on: Telephone: 0870 606 7766

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J Khan left an annotation ()

Thank you Wayne for asking these questions.

I know about Sarah Rapson and David Wood's new roles.

How /where did you find out about Rob's new role?

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

from his email response, on the 10th april i sent an email stating that "i email you because i believe your still what is "the cheif exec" of UKBA" it replied with "cheif exec" the next message i sent on the 12th replied with the new job role. (i always read the auto responses too... lol)

I believe that his role is just the same as before... a new title, same job... he still sits astride both of the new agencies...

Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

Also, Further to my FOI request:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

I highlight to yourself:
http://www.ico.org.uk/upload/documents/l...

I would state that the named individuals in this FOI request have VERY high ranking positions which affect *hundreds of thousands* of people!

They make policies etc which affect many more people.

They should have a clear expectation of their "personal information" being disclosed...

I also highlight the numerous email addresses of various individuals of much lower rank in UKBA which are made public in the released "news letters" available here:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco...

if UKBA are willing to disclose lower ranking individuals contact addresses (by name I add) then surely as the guidance issued by the ICO warrants, then the high up - top of the food chain, Directors - contact details must be disclosed also.

Along with the pay rates, as obviously, their role entails a great deal of public scruitiny...

What with the new changes sweeping across UKBA with various errors, complaints ETC. The public deserve to know whether the people at the top suffered due to their negligence ETC.

I quote a few emails on their releases:
In the meantime Jeremy can be contacted at
[email address].

Enquiries about the new model may be directed to Steve Hall, senior delivery manager, AVR:
[email address]

Asylum Quality and Equality sub-group
24 July 2012
[email address]
Case Assurance and Audit Unit
Partner Forum
13 September 2012
[email address]
Childrens sub-group
17 September 2012
[email address]

Just incase there are any doubts...

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
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within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. If you have submitted
a general enquiry, a further message answering our most frequently asked
questions will be sent to you by our public enquiries department shortly.

Alternatively you can contact the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Immigration
Enquiry Bureau (IEB) on: Telephone: 0870 606 7766

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

Also further to FOI:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

I further supply:
http://www.ico.org.uk/upload/documents/l...

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Applying the criteria suggested above, if the information requested consists of the names of officials, their grades, job functions or decisions which they have made in their official capacities, then disclosure would normally be made.
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While names of officials should normally be provided on request,
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I await your responses to the information requested :)

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. If you have submitted
a general enquiry, a further message answering our most frequently asked
questions will be sent to you by our public enquiries department shortly.

Alternatively you can contact the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Immigration
Enquiry Bureau (IEB) on: Telephone: 0870 606 7766

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Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear Wayne Pearsall

Thank you for your recent email concerning the above matter.

We are dealing with your enquiry and will respond shortly.

Ref: 27206

Kind Regards,

FOI Team
HOMEOFFICE

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Dear Wayne Pearsall,

Thank you.

Regards,

FOI Team

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Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear Wayne Pearsall,

Thank you for your below comments.

Regards,

FOI team

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J Khan left an annotation ()

Thanks Wayne :)

If you haven't seen these, you might be interested :)

The same day when Theresa May announced it in the Commons that they're pulling the plug :)

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player...

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

on the first, 20:

1. " When we have discovered mistakes we have said so."

2. "we want through the new organisations is to improve their transparency,"

Wow, thanks, these two statements apply so much to my complaint so far...

UKBA fail to respond appropriately to my FOI request thereby 2) is not met

1) they fail to admit they made god knows how many errors in relation to my wifes case.

- i havent read them both fully, just scanned, but oh my ... how interesting...

Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

To add to the Public Interest too... I add the following:
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Q36 Steve McCabe: I hope the poor Immigration Minister is more in the loop when he adopts his new responsibilities.

Mr Whiteman, I think I have to ask you this. I understand why Mr Sedwill says we should not discuss personnel matters, but do you think in this age of austerity the public will understand how someone who ends up with a quarter of the responsibilities he originally had should keep the same salary level?

Rob Whiteman: I don’t mind your asking about it at all, Mr McCabe. My responsibilities will be different.

Steve McCabe: They have been reduced by three quarters from the job you were appointed to.

Rob Whiteman: In respect of running operations, that is quite correct, but in terms of making sure that the systems of the Home Office work effectively, in terms of support to those operations and indeed to other operations with which I am presently not involved, I think the job that Mr Sedwill has asked me to do is an important one for the future of the Home Office. It is different. It is a more strategic job across a wider remit of the Home Office, and, yes, it involves less direct management of operations. It is a different job, Mr McCabe.

Q37 Steve McCabe: Do you think the public will understand my point?

Rob Whiteman: Yes, I understand the point you are making, Mr McCabe, and I hope I have given you an honest answer, but one of the things about the Civil Service is we have very different roles and there are support roles and there are roles running operations and there are roles in policy, and I hope that the job that Mr Sedwill has asked me to do will add value to our operations and indeed to the wider Home Office.

Q38 Chair: Excellent. You were offered that job when? Today?

Rob Whiteman: While the changes have been under discussion, Chairman, Mr Sedwill and I have had a number of conversations.

Chair: It was offered before Thursday?

Rob Whiteman: We have been discussing what would happen over a period of time, but the important thing-

Chair: The important thing is clarity, because you are the Head of the Agency, and you answered letters from us. You have been discussing with Mr Sedwill your appointment as the Head of Transition before Thursday?

Rob Whiteman: No, the decision was made on Thursday, and I have been working on effecting that transition.

Chair: Since Thursday afternoon you know you have a job doing the transition?

Mark Sedwill: To be clear, Mr Chairman, we have been having discussions separately about the kind of role that Mr Whiteman would play in the future, but of course there was no decision.

Chair: Of course, until this morning.
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http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. If you have submitted
a general enquiry, a further message answering our most frequently asked
questions will be sent to you by our public enquiries department shortly.

Alternatively you can contact the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Immigration
Enquiry Bureau (IEB) on: Telephone: 0870 606 7766

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J Khan left an annotation ()

Hi Wayne,

PDF copy for your archive
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Cheers m8,

I use CutePDF though, its really useful, can print webpages to a PDF and everything :) (it works via the Print button and prints to a PDF document. - really useful when gathering evidence / etc...

J Khan left an annotation ()

No worries Wayne.

BTW, have you seen this one yet? It's not the most recent data but looks interesting

http://data.gov.uk/organogram/home-office

You can click on each node to see some details and to expand the tree

J Khan left an annotation ()

I forgot one more link for our good old friend

http://data.gov.uk/organogram/uk-border-...

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

cheers khan... only goes to show:... i mean:
Director General Strategy, Immigration & International Group
Salary is just £130k - £135k... why does Rob need to keep the £175k? 40 grand more than others... joke really eh...

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Director General, Head of Deputy Prime Minister's Office
Salary£140,000 - £144,999Data

Combined salary of reporting posts£231,010Data[2012-09-30]

Working time1

RoleTo support the Deputy Prime Minister in his work across Government

ProfessionPolicy

EmailPhilip.rycroft@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

ahhh, so here we go, plenty of evidence to barr them not passing the public interest test... :)

J Khan left an annotation ()

Maybe they can argue it's against the national security interest :-)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/l...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/22/...

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Well, im sure that you've seen my other foi requests... they seem to be obtaining a Sec1(3) not defined attribute now - two or three weeks after the request was filed - DESPITE confirmation of a valid FOI request after a few days...

Home Office clearly don't like the FOI legislation. and fail to meet the deadline on most of my requests...

J Khan left an annotation ()

What kind of enforcement can ICO do with regards to failure to comply with FoI Act?

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

i don't know, but i did ask because I dont know... I know it can find the PA in contempt of court etc... but what this means in real terms????

J Khan left an annotation ()

Hi Wayne,

Have you seen this one?

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

vexatious, really?

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

I noticed. However, they havent answered any of the queries? they cancelled them all? Surely they need to respond to at least one...

I haven't followed them through, but really believe the ICO need to get involved with UKBA... Their responses have actually GOT WORSE since they got chopped up (didnt that that was possible eh)

J Khan left an annotation ()

Have you seen this?

http://www.ombudsman.org.uk/__data/asset...

Pay attention to those parts related to UKBA

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

"It means any immigration decision that underlies the complaint receives attention first. Also, once the Agency look at the complaint, they can often put things right quickly. A prompt, accurate result is good for the individual, and good value for taxpayers."
Must be why Ollie (Rob Whitemans Secetary) said he has arranged for the application to be expediated since I said I'm taking it to the P.O. Regardless though, our complaints are about far more than a wait for a decision...

J Khan left an annotation ()

Hi Wayne,

I just sent you a message.

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

replied...

Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

REF: 27206

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Response to this request is delayed. By law, UK Border Agency should normally have responded promptly and by 16 May 2013.

Time Complaint Review / Release of information....

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

 

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Dear Mr Pearsall

Please find attached the Home Office response relating to your request for
information, case 27206

 

Yours Sincerely

 

M Riddle | Information Access Team
Information Management Service | Financial and Commercial Group
Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London
SW1P 4DF
Switchboard Number: 0207 035 4848

 

 

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J Khan left an annotation ()

Vexatious... again? No explanation given?

Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'Details of Job Purpose... email addresses for Directors'.

http://www.ico.org.uk/~/media/documents/...

My requests which you have replied to LATE do not fall into the category of Vexatious... These requests are for a set of information which is different from my other requests... I understand that since my comments on my other requests may seem to have upset Mr Riddle he may be using his personal "judgement" to refuse my requests...

Now, i would expect an explaination of why you see it is fit to treat my request as vexatious... I note: the response has taken longer than the statutory 20 day time limit. which is also appalling. A vexatious request can be detected within a week easily. It does not take over a month to do so.

As the request has posted for information which should be in the public domain, don't you think its amazing that such a request has been refused...

This is going over to the ICO for review also...

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

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

 

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Disgusting eh, I think they received a copy of the SAR request yesterday too... (posted last week).

LOL. The main FOI requests have not been classed as vexatious yet, and my clarification requested the network topology on my "a copy of all information on..." which they refused on cost grounds.... hence its one request for information.

Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'Details of Job Purpose... email addresses for Directors'.
Ref 27206

I am still awaiting your response... Legally you must respond promptly...

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

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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Dear UK Border Agency,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'Details of Job Purpose... email addresses for Directors'.

27206

i requested an IR previously, and still no confirmation... still no response... 20 working days time scale for responses apparently... when can i expect my response?

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

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Khan...

have you seen:

http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player...
and
http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player...

"Will we ever fix it... NO"... Lol, absolute jokes...

J Khan left an annotation ()

Whatever form they are or will be, the organisation is still run by the same people

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

yeah, hence why they wont release the information I asked for... ^-^ ..

Have you seen this:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

They linked a request to me based on the fact the guy is also called Wayne...

Not like Wayne is a common name is it?
https://www.google.co.uk/#q=wayne

Heck im not even the only Wayne Pearsall:
https://www.google.co.uk/#q=wayne%20pear...

J Khan left an annotation ()

LOL

I wonder what kind of sophisticated IT system they have in place to track all the FoI requests etc, let alone all the immigration cases etc

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

much appreciated Khan..

Esp considering i've raised a complaint against Rob himself in regards to FOI requests going ignored (he has a duty to forward them to the correct department... which he never appeared to do so...)

Clearly accountability at its finest... utter disgrace.

J Khan left an annotation ()

Talking about accountability, he will head up the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services. Ironic.

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

lol...

FOI Responses, UK Border Agency

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Mr Pearsall,

 

Please find attached a response to your internal review request for FOI
27206.

 

Regards

 

J Hussain

Information Access Team

 

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