Officers and staff not attending duties.

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Please give details of how many staff members are not attending duties due to ill health, please breakdown into officers and civilian staff.

Please give details of staff members not attending work due to be suspended from duty, please breakdown. Into officers and civilian staff.

Yours faithfully,

Ire New Media

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Ire New Media

Thank you for your correspondence below dated 28 July 2017.

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Jane
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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Ire New Media is a trading business name and is therefore a valid entity to make any foi request.

Please supply the information within the prescribed time.

Yours faithfully,

Ire New Media

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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31st July 2017

Dear New Media,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28th July
2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 28th July 2017.  I note you seek access to the following information:

Officers and staff not attending duties.

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 29th August 2017. I would like to advise you that PSNI
are currently experiencing a slight 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. “

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Yours sincerely,

William
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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31st August 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28th July
2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 28th July 2017.  I note you seek access to the following information:

Officers and staff not attending duties

To enable the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to meet your
request could you please provide further clarification on the following:

Can you please advise a time-frame for the information you are requesting,
i.e. since 1^st January 2017.

You should be aware that the 20 day legislative time limit dictated by the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been stopped. Once we receive
clarification of your request a new 20 working day time limit will
commence.

Please send clarification of your request by writing to Freedom of
Information Team, PSNI Headquarters, 65 Knock Road Belfast BT5 6LE or by
email to [email address]. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss
your request or have any additional queries you can contact the FOI Unit
on 028 9070 0164.

Yours sincerely,

Gillian

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

As per my question.....

How many "are" not attending duty.

This means currently. Therefore no clarification was required. The time limit should not be extended.

You are currently out of time to respond.

Should a response not be delivered before September 8th a complaint will be made.

Yours faithfully,

Ire New Media

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Subject:  FOI-2017-02221

26th September 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28th July
2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on  28th
July 2017 concerning:

Officers and staff not attending duties

Please find attached response to your request.

Yours sincerely

Gillian

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn