Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

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Georgia Whitaker

Dear University of Salford,

Please could you send the following information as outlined in the Freedom of Information Act for the year ending 1st April July 2017, or for the financial year in which 1st April 2017 falls. If information for that period is not yet available, please use the most recent information you have. Please specify what period this information refers to at the beginning of your answer.
1. i) The number of individuals employed by the university who receive total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.
ii) The number of these individuals who are women.
2. The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.
3. i) The number of individuals directly employed by the university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £8.45 per hour [or £9.75 per hour within Greater London].
ii) The number of these individuals (paid less than Living Wage) who are women.
iii) If available, the number of individuals employed by outside contractors to provide services at your university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £8.45 per hour [or £9.75 per hour within Greater London].
iv) Whether your university has a policy to require on-site staff working for external contractors to be paid Living Wage rates as a minimum.
4. i) The number of employees paid at exactly the National Minimum Wage, including those employed by outside contractors to work at your university.
ii) The number of these individuals (paid at exactly National Minimum Wage) who are women.
5. i) The number of apprentices employed by your university.
ii) The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by your university.
6. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the lowest-paid employee.
7. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the median-paid employee.
*[adapted from the government's definition of remuneration (for local authority chief officers) under section 43 of the Localism Act 2011] Remuneration meaning:
(a)salary or, in the case of an individual engaged under a contract for services, payments made by the university to the individual those services,
(b)any bonuses payable by the university to the individual,
(c)any charges, fees or allowances payable by the authority to the individual,
(d)any benefits in kind to which the individual is entitled as a result of their office or employment,
(e)any increase in or enhancement of the individual's pension entitlement where the increase or enhancement is as a result of a resolution of the university, and
(f)any amounts payable by the university to the individual on the individual ceasing to hold office under or be employed by the university, other than amounts that may be payable by virtue of any enactment.
(g) calculated as full-time equivalent

Yours faithfully,

Georgia Whitaker

FOI, University of Salford

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Dear University of Salford,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Salford's handling of my FOI request 'Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request'.

I am writing to remind you that by law, I was due a response to my Freedom of Information request on August 8th. I am very disappointed that six days after this deadline, I have not received any acknowledgement or information.

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

Yours faithfully,

Georgia Whitaker

FOI, University of Salford

Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request is being processed, unfortunately due to a very high number of requests being received recently, I am afraid that there will be a delay in responding to your request.

I would like to apologise to you for this and assure you that you will receive a response as quickly as possible.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Stephenson FIRMS
Head of Information Governance
Legal & Governance Directorate
620 Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Salford  M5 4WT
t: +44 (0) 161 295 6856
[email address]|  www.salford.ac.uk
www.infogov.salford.ac.uk/

Dear FOI,

Could you please give me a date to expect my delayed response please? I would like to remind you that by law, you should have replied promptly.

Yours sincerely,

Georgia Whitaker

Dear FOI,

I would like to remind you that my response is now officially long overdue. If I do not receive a response by the end of this month I will be reporting this request.

Yours sincerely,

Georgia Whitaker

FOI, University of Salford

Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request is being processed, unfortunately due to a very high number of requests being received recently, I am afraid that there is a delay in responding to your request.

I would like to apologise to you for this and assure you that you will receive a response as quickly as possible.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Stephenson FIRMS
Head of Information Governance
Legal & Governance Directorate
620 Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Salford  M5 4WT
t: +44 (0) 161 295 6856
[email address]|  www.salford.ac.uk
www.infogov.salford.ac.uk/

Dear FOI,

Considering I sent my request on the 7th of July, your failure to respond is unacceptable. Please note, considering you were legally obliged to respond within 20 working days and my patience for the last three months, your lack of response will be noted.

Yours sincerely,

Georgia Whitaker

FOI, University of Salford

Dear Ms Whittaker,

I apologise for the prolonged delay. The response to your request is currently going through the approval process and should be with you shortly.

Yours sincerely
Matthew Stephenson

FOI, University of Salford

Dear Ms Whittaker,

Unfortunately the person who approves our FoI responses is away from the University until next week and so our response to your request is further delayed. Please accept my apologies.

Regards
Matthew Stephenson

FOI, University of Salford

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Dear Ms Whitaker,

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has been considered.  Please find the University’s response attached.

I would like to apoligise to you for the delay in providing you with this information.

Yours sincerely

Sam Licence
Information Governance Officer
Legal & Governance Directorate
620 Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Salford  M5 4WT
t: +44 (0) 161 295 2259
[email address]   www.salford.ac.uk
www.infogov.salford.ac.uk/

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