Finance Office staffing

James McNeel made this Freedom of Information request to University of Glasgow

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Dear University of Glasgow,

I believe that Joanne Hulley (Finance Office) has been appointed to a new post. Who appointed her? Why was this post not advertised? Did she get a salary raise and, if so, how much?

I have also heard that the University is looking to appoint a senior member of staff for the Finance Office. Why has this post not been advertised on the University's Current Vacancies page?

For the past few years a consultant has been working within the development section of the Finance Office. When did he start? What is the justification for retaining this consultant for such a long time? What is his daily rate?

Yours faithfully,

James McNeel

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr McNeel,

Further to your Freedom of Information request, dated 13 June 2011, timed 17:30 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

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Robert Clark left an annotation ()

Keep paying a consultant an excessive daily rate for a number of years is just to demonstrate that there is one rule for the Finance Office and one for the rest and there is nothing anyone can do about it!

The increase in salary is in the region of £12,000.

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr McNeel,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 13 June 2011, timed 17:30 hours.

You will find that the University's response to 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

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

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Dear University of Glasgow,

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 'Finance Office staffing'.

Please provide further information with regard to:

1. Where and when Ms Hulley’s post was advertised? Please also clarify what does “internally advertised” mean?
2. The justification for the retaining of the external consultant. Your excuse of “lack of expertise” is meaningless. Surely you must have a proper business case for spending hundreds of thousands of the University’s money over the past seven years.
3. Please provide the daily rate of the consultant. The University is buying a service and the public has every right to know the cost of it.

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

Yours faithfully,

James McNeel

Rob Smith left an annotation ()

A very questionable appointment and notable in that the same members of SMG involved in the selection process were also involved in the recent round of restructuring and redundancies.

Thinking back, didn't they do this in 2005 too?

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr McNeel,

Further to your Freedom of Information Request for a Review, dated 12 July 2011 timed 07:36 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:

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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

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Reviews, University of Glasgow

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