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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Can I ask for copies of any complaints into most recent Con- Sgt promotion. I understand that you will be unable to give the names of these persons which is fine.

Can you please provide any information evidencing the reasons why the allocation of substantive posts has been delayed?

Can you outline how the merit list will be managed and process for this?

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Mac

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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22nd December 2017

Dear Ms Macdonald,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 22nd
December 2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland
(PSNI) on 22nd December 2017.  I note you seek access to the following
information:

Merit List Delays in PSNI

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A response should be sent to you within 20 working
days, no later than 25th January 2018. I would like to advise you that
PSNI are currently experiencing a delay in the processing of requests and
we aim to respond to your request as soon as possible. The Freedom of
Information team will advise you in writing if there are any delays in
responding to your request and will keep you advised of progress.

If your request is unclear and clarification is required the 20 day
legislative time limit dictated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000
will be stopped until we receive clarification of your request. The ICO
guidance at paragraph 40 of the link below sets out that the clock begins
anew the day after the clarification is received. It states

“If the requester subsequently provides enough detail to enable the
authority to identify and locate the information, then the authority must
respond to the clarified request within a new 20 working day time limit
with the ‘clock’ starting the day after it receives the required
clarification. “

The link for this is:

[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

In the event where the cost of complying with the request would exceed the
“appropriate level”, which is fixed at £450, as stated in the Freedom of
Information Regulations 2004, it is the policy of the PSNI to close the
request. You will however be notified of this decision and given an
opportunity to refine and resubmit the request.

If your request requires either full or partial transference to another
public authority in order to answer your query, again, you will be
notified.

If you have any queries regarding your request please write or contact the
Freedom of Information Team on 028 9070 0164. Please remember to quote the
reference number listed above in any future communications with the
Freedom of Information Team.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you
have the right to request a review. You should do this as soon as
possible, or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this
letter. In the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can
do so by writing to the Head of Freedom of Information, PSNI Headquarters,
65 Knock Road, Belfast, BT5 6LE or by emailing [email address]. 

If following an internal review, carried out by an independent decision
maker, you were to remain dissatisfied in any way with the handling of the
request you may make a complaint, under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act, to the Information Commissioner’s Office and ask that
they investigate whether the PSNI has complied with the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act.  You can write to the Information Commissioner
at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. In most circumstances the Information
Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review
procedure has been carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to
investigate the matter at his discretion.

Yours sincerely,

Jane

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Subject:   FOI-2017-03534
9th March 2018

Dear Ms Macdonald,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 22nd
December 2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland
on  22nd December 2017 concerning:

Merit List Delays in PSNI

 

Please find attached response to your request and accept my apologises for
the delay .

 

Yours sincerely

Jane

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Jessica Macdonald

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Police Service of Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Merit List Delays in PSNI'.

I asked for all’s conplaints but you have provided me with a FAQ DOCUMENT instead.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

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

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Macdonald

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

Subject:        FOI-2017-03534

12th March 2018

Dear Ms Jessica Macdonald,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated  requesting that Police
Service of Northern Ireland review its response to your request for
information concerning:

Merit List Delays in PSNI

An internal review will be conducted in accordance with Police Service of
Northern Ireland's review procedure. It is envisaged that the review
process will take no longer than 20 working days from date of receipt of
your email/letter.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 an independent
decision maker will carry out a review of this case and advise you in
writing of the outcome.

If you wish to discuss this matter prior to receiving a response please
contact me on 028 9070 0164.  Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.

If following an internal review you were to remain dissatisfied in any way
with the handling of the request you may make a complaint to the
Information Commissioner’s Office and ask that they investigate whether
the PSNI has complied with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. 
You can write to the Information Commissioner at Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. In most circumstances the Information Commissioner will not
investigate a complaint unless an internal review procedure has been
carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to investigate the
matter at his discretion.

Yours sincerely

Gillian

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

Subject: FOI-2017-03534
20th June 2018

Dear Ms Macdonald,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

Following your request for us to review our previous response concerning:

Merit List Delays in PSNI

I can advise you that Police Service of Northern Ireland has now completed
its review - please see the attachments above. 

Yours sincerely,

Ms Morris
Corporate Information

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