Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

I have details from several sources (employees and former employees) that handscanning devices have been introduced at several sites within BathNES, under two departments (Parks, and Waste Services) for the purposes of staff 'clocking in'. These were introduced in 2015 in Victoria Park, Radstock Waste site and several others.
Given this, I would like the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

1. When were hand readers first introduced at BathNes council?

2. Which departments are currently using handscanners for what purposes?

3. What has been the cost of the introduction of handscanners within BathNES so far?

4. Are there plans to introduce them to other departments in the future? Which?

5. What staff consultation took place before handscanners were introduced?

6. Is it a mandatory requirement for staff to use the handscanners?

7. Do staff have the right to refuse under council regulations, if they accept another method of 'clocking in'?

8. What other options are acceptable instead of handscanners if consent is not freely given?

9. How many greivance procedures and/or complaints been made by staff, that are related to the use of handscanners?

10. Were privacy impact asessments (relating to, but not limited to the ECHR section 8) carried out before the introduction?

11. How many handscanners are in operation currently?

12. Were staff given written notification before handscanners were
introduced?

I am grateful for your response in advance, and remind you of your statutory time limit in collating the information. Please let me know if you have any difficulties, or require further information related to any of the above points.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Fox

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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From:  Daniel Fox <[FOI #427401 email]>

Sent:    28 August 2017 15:01

To:       Information Governance

Subject:           Freedom of Information request - Handscanners in
BathNES

 

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

 

I have details from several sources (employees and former employees) that
handscanning devices have

been introduced at several sites within BathNES, under two departments
(Parks, and Waste Services) for

the purposes of staff 'clocking in'. These were introduced in 2015 in
Victoria Park, Radstock Waste site

and several others.

Given this, I would like the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

1. When were hand readers first introduced at BathNes council?

 

2. Which departments are currently using handscanners for what purposes?

 

3. What has been the cost of the introduction of handscanners within
BathNES so far?

 

4. Are there plans to introduce them to other departments in the future?
Which?

 

5. What staff consultation took place before handscanners were introduced?

 

6. Is it a mandatory requirement for staff to use the handscanners?

 

7. Do staff have the right to refuse under council regulations, if they
accept another method of 'clocking

in'?

 

8. What other options are acceptable instead of handscanners if consent is
not freely given?

 

9. How many greivance procedures and/or complaints been made by staff,
that are related to the use of

handscanners?

 

10. Were privacy impact asessments (relating to, but not limited to the
ECHR section 8) carried out

before the introduction?

 

11. How many handscanners are in operation currently?

 

12. Were staff given written notification before handscanners were
introduced?

 

I am grateful for your response in advance, and remind you of your
statutory time limit in collating the

information. Please let me know if you have any difficulties, or require
further information related to

any of the above points.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Daniel Fox

 

 

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