MSC Expenses Form - SOP

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I am writing to you today to clarify a few issues about the MSC Expenses procedure.

Can a MSC Officer submit his expenses on a form that is not in the SOP?

Can a MSC Officer be suspended if his or hers expenses were submitted on a made up form not in the SOP even though it was issued by the MSC line manager to use.

Have any MSC Officers had to go through gross misconduct procedures in regards to their expenses claims? If so what was the outcomes from the gross misconduct hearings?

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear [name removed]

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2012060000860
I write in connection with your request for information  which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 10/06/2012.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

* "I am writing to you today to clarify a few issues about the MSC
 Expenses procedure.    Can a MSC Officer submit his expenses on a
form that is not in the SOP?   Can a MSC Officer be suspended if his
or hers expenses were     submitted on a made up form not in the SOP
even though it was     issued by the MSC line manager to use.   Have
any MSC Officers had to go through gross misconduct procedures in
regards to their expenses claims? If so what was the outcomes  from
the gross misconduct hearings? "

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Dear [name removed]

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  2012060000860

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 10/06/2012.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

I am writing to you today to clarify a few issues about the MSC  Expenses
procedure.

1) Can a MSC Officer submit his expenses on a form that is not in the SOP?
2) Can a MSC Officer be suspended if his or hers expenses were submitted
on a made up form not in the SOP even though it was issued by the MSC line
manager to use.
3) Have any MSC Officers had to go through gross misconduct procedures in
regards to their expenses claims? If so what was the outcomes from the
gross misconduct hearings?

On behalf of the MPS I would like to apologise for the dealy in responding
to your Freedom of Information Act request pertaining to the MSC expenses
procedure.

Currently questions one and two of your request have been sought, however
the department which holds the information for question 3 have notified me
that there will be a delay in retrieving the data and have provided me
with a deadline of 13 July 2012 as the earliest date for the data to be
sent to me to compose the rest of your reply.

Please be rest assured that we are working to provide you with a response.

Your patience is greatly appreciated.

May I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Yours Sincerely

Vanessa Christian
Management Information Officer

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Dear [name removed]

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  2012060000860

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 10/06/2012. I note you seek
access to the following information:

I am writing to you today to clarify a few issues about the MSC Expenses
procedure.

1) Can a MSC Officer submit his expenses on a form that is not in the SOP?

2) Can a MSC Officer be suspended if his or hers expenses were submitted
on a made up form not in the SOP even though it was issued by the MSC line
manager to use.

3) Have any MSC Officers had to go through gross misconduct procedures in
regards to their expenses claims? If so what was the outcomes from the
gross misconduct hearings?

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at: Territorial Policing and Directorate Strategy Planning and
Performance.

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located records relevant to your request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Answer 1):
All MSC claims for expenses have, for a number of years, been submitted
using the form 3205. Various minor amendments have been negotiated with
finance teams before the centralisation of claims processing. There is a
form 3205 available for officers to use on the forms section of the MPS
intranet; however the version generated by MSC Online is preferred because
that system pre-completes information based on supervised duties. All MSC
expense claims must be submitted on form 3205.

Answer 2):
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) provides the legal right to
request recorded information. You have not requested recorded information
but professional opinion. In accordance with Section 1(1)(a) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, the requested information cannot be
provided as it is not held by the MPS.

Section 16 - Advice and Assistance
Section 16 of the Act places a duty upon a public authority to provide
advice and assistance, so far as it would be reasonable to expect the
authority to do so. I would like to assist you further with the following
information:

The Metropolitan Police Service would like to provide you with a link to
Regulation 10 of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008, which details
suspension conditions.

http://www.dppf.org/pdf/regulations/cond...

Whilst we appreciate this may not be the response you would have liked, we
hope the link above will provide you with some assistance to part 2 of
your request. The MPS hopes the additional link is of use to you.

Answer 3):
The MPS conducted searches relevant to your request. And the results were
that no specials have had to go through gross misconduct procedures in
regard to their expenses claims.

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Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Vanessa Christian on telephone number 02072903159 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Vanessa Christian
Management Information Officer
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Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law.  Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria, London,
SW1H 0BG.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.  

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone:  01625 545 700

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
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email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
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any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
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this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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