Job Vacancies - How Many Filled by External or Internal Applicants

Z. Hussain made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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Dear Manchester City Council,

I would like to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act. In order to assist you with this request I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

For the last 2 fiscal years:

- How many jobs were advertised just externally? Just internally? Both?

- How many new posts were taken up?

- How many advertised jobs were filled by internal applicants? external applicants?
- What was the ratio of applicants to job advertised?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Z. Hussain

Suzan Gregory, Manchester City Council

Re: - Request for Information - Job Vacancies - Reference Number:
CEX/8FNH9Y

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 5 April 2011.

It may take up to 20 working days (approximately 4 weeks) for the Council
to consider your request and to provide a formal response.

If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed.

Please be advised that there may be a charge for your request. You will be
advised of this in due course.

If you have any queries, please contact the team on email address above.

Kind regards

Employee Relations Team
HR/OD

Web address : www.manchester.gov.uk

LOCATION ADDRESS : Manchester City Council, Number One First Street,
Manchester, M15 4FN
(for satellite navigation systems please use M1 5DE)

POSTAL ADDRESS : Manchester City Council, P.O. Box 532, Town Hall, M60 2LA

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Suzan Gregory, Manchester City Council

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Dear Z Hussain,
Re: - Request for Information - Job Vacancies Ref:CEX/8FNH9Y

In response to your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 5 April 2011.
A response to your request is attached below .

Kind regards

Suzan Gregory
HR Specialist (Employee Relations)
Employee Relations Team
HR/OD

External Tel No : 0161 234 4404
Internal Tel No : 800 4404
Fax No : 0161 274 7022
Email address: [email address]
Web address : www.manchester.gov.uk

LOCATION ADDRESS : Manchester City Council, Number One First Street,
Manchester, M15 4FN
(for satellite navigation systems please use M1 5DE)

POSTAL ADDRESS : Manchester City Council, P.O. Box 532, Town Hall, M60 2LA

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Dear Suzan Gregory,

I am unsure that your assessment that my FOI would take more than 2.5 days is valid. I have requested top-level data, basically totals. This information should be at hand, particularly with your use of JIT systems like SAP.

Could you please tell me, how many days you calculated it would take to answer my FOI request?
Could you break down how long it would take for you to answer each of the sub-questions? I can then send separate FOI request for each sub-question freeing you up appreciably.

I have numbered the questions to make it easier for you:

1 How many jobs were advertised just externally?
2 Just internally?
3 Both?
4 How many new posts were taken up?
5 How many advertised jobs were filled by internal applicants?
6 external applicants?
7 What was the ratio of applicants to job advertised?

If you still believe it would take more than 2.5 days to answer each sub-question, then providing you give me Administrator Rights on your computer network, I would be happy to travel in to the Town Hall or wherever your severs are and carry out the research on your behalf and free up your valuable time.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

Z. Hussain

Suzan Gregory, Manchester City Council

For the attention of Z Hussain

Re: - Request for Information - Job vacancies - Reference Number: CEX/
8GJHRY

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 4 May 2011.

It may take up to 20 working days (approximately 4 weeks) for the Council
to consider your request and to provide a formal response.

If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed.

Please be advised that there may be a charge for your request. You will be
advised of this in due course.

If you have any queries, please contact me on the number below.

Kind regards

Employee Relations Team
HR/OD

Web address : www.manchester.gov.uk

LOCATION ADDRESS : Manchester City Council, Number One First Street,
Manchester, M15 4FN
(for satellite navigation systems please use M1 5DE)

POSTAL ADDRESS : Manchester City Council, P.O. Box 532, Town Hall, M60 2LA

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Dear Suzan Gregory,

I was looking forward to hearing the answers to my previous communication, but you have opted to answer the original query. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Z. Hussain

Dear Suzan Gregory,

I believe that you have taken more than 20 working days to not respond. Could you speed up the process?

Yours Sincerely,

Z. Hussain

Manchester City Council

Suzan

Just alerting you to this latest message from this applicant posted on
whatdotheyknow.com

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Re: Freedom of Information request - Job Vacancies - How Many
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Dear Suzan Gregory,

I believe that you have taken more than 20 working days to not
respond. Could you speed up the process?

Yours Sincerely,

Z. Hussain

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Suzan Gregory, Manchester City Council

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Dear Z Hussain,
Re: - Request for Information - Job Vacancies Ref:CEX/8GJHRY

In response to your follow up request regarding the Council's response to
your request for information dated 5 April 2011, please accept my
apologises for the delay. A response to your request is attached below .

Kind regards

Employee Relations Team
HR/OD

Web address : www.manchester.gov.uk

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Dear Manchester City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Manchester City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Job Vacancies - How Many Filled by External or Internal Applicants'.

With the technological sophistication of 'Just in Time' systems such as SAP which are integrated into the infrastructure of Manchester City Council, I am deeply concerned that basic and fundamental HR data is not easily accessible.

The reason I asked this question was to establish if there has been any prejudice with regards to the appointment of individuals i.e. if there is a bias towards internal staff, towards men, towards white people and so on.

At this moment in time I am left pondering what it means when a council avoids answering such questions.

I am also concerned at the time taken for Manchester City Council to respond.

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

Yours faithfully,

Z. Hussain

Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Hussain

Re: Request for Information - Internal Review - CEX/8GJHRY/1

Thank you for your email dated 10 July 2011 regarding your request for an
internal review, which was received by Manchester City Council today.

Your request for an internal review will be dealt with in accordance with
the Council’s Access to Information Complaint Procedure. The procedure
is available on the Council’s web site at:

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/site/script...

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

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Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Hussain

Please find attached in relation to your request for an internal review.

(See attached file: ResponseCEX8GJHRY.1.pdf)

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

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Dear Pat Fetherstone,

Thank you for carrying out the Internal Review and for allaying my concerns with regards to some aspects of my original FOI request.

Yours Sincerely,

Z. Hussain

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