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Dear Stirling Council,

I wish to make an FOI request, as set out under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please can your organisation provide in Excel CSV format, the following information:

a) The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but would not include general HR managers.

b) Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with your data preferences.

c) In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation which have been committed to attending equality training programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of staff in attendance for the course).

d) The contractual cost of any consultants hired, in the past twelve months, to provide any external training or advice on issues of diversity, equality, or inclusivity.

e) In the past twelve months, the number of staff days committed to attending conferences relating mainly or exclusively to matters of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. (duration of conference multiplied by the number of staff in attendance).

f) The costs of attending these conferences.

g) Membership costs the organisation pays for participation in equality charters such as the Stonewall Equality Champions, or Diversity and Inclusion Workplace champions.

Please can this information be returned to me, via email, ([email address]) within 20 working days.

The most desirable csv layout would be the letter (a-g) in column A and then the information you hold in column B. If your organisation does not hold information in relation to any of the letters please file as N/A.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Bates

([Personally Identifiable Information removed])

FOI, Stirling Council

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Dear Robert Bates,

               

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference
FOI/16743.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), and if determined appropriate to do so during
the course of your request, also the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations, 2004 (EIRs).

 

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information. Please note, the service area(s) holding the information may
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Unless clarification is required your request will be answered promptly,
and within twenty working days of the date your request was received – in
this case no later than 10^th October 2022.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Records & Information Governance Team

 

Governance | Stirling Council | Old Viewforth | Stirling FK8 2ET  

T: 01786 233988 | E: [email address] | W: stirling.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Rob Bates <[FOI #897290 email]>
Sent: 12 September 2022 14:48
To: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: [External] Freedom of Information request - FOI - Expenditure on
equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

 

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Dear Stirling Council,

I wish to make an FOI request, as set out under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Please can your organisation provide in Excel CSV format, the following
information:

a) The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE),
that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity,
or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other guises)
“EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but would not
include general HR managers.

b) Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total
salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with
your data preferences.

c) In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation
which have been committed to attending equality training programmes,
whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff days =
duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of staff in
attendance for the course).

d) The contractual cost of any consultants hired, in the past twelve
months, to provide any external training or advice on issues of diversity,
equality, or inclusivity.

e) In the past twelve months, the number of staff days committed to
attending conferences relating mainly or exclusively to matters of
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. (duration of conference multiplied by
the number of staff in attendance).

f) The costs of attending these conferences.

g) Membership costs the organisation pays for participation in equality
charters such as the Stonewall Equality Champions, or Diversity and
Inclusion Workplace champions.

Please can this information be returned to me, via email,
([1][email address]) within 20 working days.

The most desirable csv layout would be the letter (a-g) in column A and
then the information you hold in column B. If your organisation does not
hold information in relation to any of the letters please file as N/A.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Bates

([Personally Identifiable Information removed])

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FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Requester,

 

I am contacting you with regards to your current Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 request as referenced above. 

 

Following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the
State Funeral will be held on Monday 19 September, with that date being
declared a national bank holiday. 

 

In accordance with this, the Scottish Information Commissioner has since
advised that Monday 19 September will not count as a working day for the
purpose of responding to FOI requests.

 

In order to reflect this in responding to your current request, we are
adding one working day to the Council’s response deadline date that we
previously sent to you in our original acknowledgement email.  There is no
need for you to do anything, as we will update the deadline date on our
systems accordingly.

 

Please note that Scottish public authorities, including Stirling Council,
continue to be required to respond promptly to requests, and within 20
working days.

 

Further information about this can be found on the Scottish Information
Commissioner’s website here:
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Yours sincerely,

Caroline Weintz

 

Records & Information Governance Team Leader  

Records & Information Governance | Governance | Stirling Council | Old
Viewforth | Stirling FK8 2ET  

E: [2][Stirling Council request email] | W: stirling.gov.uk 

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 13 September 2022 09:23
To: Rob Bates <[FOI #897290 email]>
Subject: RE: [External] Freedom of Information request - FOI - Expenditure
on equality, diversity, and inclusivity. - FOI/16743

 

Dear Robert Bates,

               

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference
FOI/16743.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), and if determined appropriate to do so during
the course of your request, also the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations, 2004 (EIRs).

 

Your request will be forwarded to the service area(s) holding the
information. Please note, the service area(s) holding the information may
need further information from you to locate the information sought once
they have received the request, and you will be contacted again should
this be necessary.

 

Unless clarification is required your request will be answered promptly,
and within twenty working days of the date your request was received – in
this case no later than 10^th October 2022.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Records & Information Governance Team

 

Governance | Stirling Council | Old Viewforth | Stirling FK8 2ET  

T: 01786 233988 | E: [email address] | W: stirling.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Rob Bates <[FOI #897290 email]>
Sent: 12 September 2022 14:48
To: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: [External] Freedom of Information request - FOI - Expenditure on
equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

 

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Dear Stirling Council,

I wish to make an FOI request, as set out under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Please can your organisation provide in Excel CSV format, the following
information:

a) The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE),
that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity,
or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other guises)
“EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but would not
include general HR managers.

b) Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total
salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with
your data preferences.

c) In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation
which have been committed to attending equality training programmes,
whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff days =
duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of staff in
attendance for the course).

d) The contractual cost of any consultants hired, in the past twelve
months, to provide any external training or advice on issues of diversity,
equality, or inclusivity.

e) In the past twelve months, the number of staff days committed to
attending conferences relating mainly or exclusively to matters of
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. (duration of conference multiplied by
the number of staff in attendance).

f) The costs of attending these conferences.

g) Membership costs the organisation pays for participation in equality
charters such as the Stonewall Equality Champions, or Diversity and
Inclusion Workplace champions.

Please can this information be returned to me, via email,
([3][email address]) within 20 working days.

The most desirable csv layout would be the letter (a-g) in column A and
then the information you hold in column B. If your organisation does not
hold information in relation to any of the letters please file as N/A.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Bates

([Personally Identifiable Information removed])

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FOI, Stirling Council

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Dear Robert Bates,

 

I refer to your request for information, logged by us as FOI/16743 and can
provide the following information in response to your request.

 

a)      The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of
FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality,
diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other
guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but
would not include general HR managers.

We currently have a part time post mainly focussed on issues of equality
and diversity – 0.6 FTE

 

b)      Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined
total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance
with your data preferences.

The grade and salary listed below is for 1.0 FTE (pro-rata for 0.6 FTE)

[1]cid:image001.png@01D8D8B1.4A4D2390

 

c)       In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your
organisation which have been committed to attending equality training
programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff
days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of
staff in attendance for the course).  
46 staff days

 

d)       The contractual cost of any consultants hired, in the past twelve
months, to provide any external training or advice on issues of diversity,
equality, or inclusivity.  
£1,125

 

e)      In the past twelve months, the number of staff days committed to
attending conferences relating mainly or exclusively to matters of
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. (duration of conference multiplied by
the number of staff in attendance).   
½  day

 

f)        The costs of attending these conferences.
£225

 

g)       Membership costs the organisation pays for participation in
equality charters such as the Stonewall Equality Champions, or Diversity
and Inclusion Workplace champions.

We do not currently pay any membership fees for participation in equality
charters

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Records & Information Governance Team

Records & Information Governance | Governance | Stirling Council | Old
Viewforth | Stirling FK8 2ET
T: 01786 233988 | E: [6][email address] | W: stirling.gov.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

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