Information on civil service volunteering

Lauren Crowley made this Freedom of Information request to Department for International Development

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Dear Department for International Development,

I'd be grateful if you could provide me with the following
information under provision made in the 2000 Freedom of Information Act. Please do not hesitate to contact us if any of the questions
below are unclear or if there is a cost to finding this information that we are required to provide.

We are interested in recruiting more volunteers for Scouting and hope to do so through employer supported volunteering schemes. We hope that you will be able to provide us with this information to advance our cause.

You will note we have asked our questions in the context of all Government/Quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations (quangos) departments as we wish to be able to compare and contrast different policies concerning employer supported volunteering across the entire Civil Servants. We understand you may not have access to all of these but request information pertaining to those
departments you do have responsibility for.

For the Department of International Development and in reference to the employment of civil servants please provide:

1) Documents referring to currently active policy concerning any form of support given to employees to undertake volunteering opportunities outside of their day to day responsibilities. If these are not consistent across all contracts between Government/quango departments, please give specific details for each department.

2) A breakdown of what support and/or benefits (be they in
reference to salary, remuneration, annual leave, promotion or other forms of benefit connected to employment) is currently given to employees to undertake volunteering opportunities outside of their day to day responsibilities. If these are not consistent across all contracts between civil servants and Government/quangos please give
specific details for each department.

3) A list of organisations that are considered legitimate to
volunteer with as part of any policy concerning support given to employees to undertake volunteering opportunities outside of their day to day responsibilities. If these are not consistent across all contracts between civil servants and Government/quangos please give specific details for each department.

4) Specifically, please give details of any policies that reference “The Scout Association” in relation to support given to employees to undertake volunteering opportunities outside of their day to day responsibilities. If these are not consistent across all contracts between civil servants and Government/quangos please give specific details for each department.

Yours faithfully,

Lauren Crowley

Department for International Development

Dear Ms Crowley,

Thank you for your request for information which we received on
02/04/2014. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will respond to you directly as soon as possible
and within 20 working days.

Please note that DFID may also publish our response to FOI requests at
www.gov.uk/dfid.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number
F2014-143.

Yours sincerely,

Bryan Jones
DFID Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team
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UK aid is helping the world's poorest people change their lives
www.gov.uk/dfid

Department for International Development

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Dear Ms Crowley,

Please find attached DFID's response to your Freedom of Information
request F2014-143.

Yours sincerely,

Christine Mackintosh
DFID Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team
________________________________________
UK aid is helping the world's poorest people change their lives
www.gov.uk/dfid