Organisational breakdown of highways and transport division

Patrick Morris made this Freedom of Information request to Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,
Please may I have the organisational structure for the Highways and transport department within your council; a breakdown of the individual divisions and team(s) within the mentioned department, including the name, titles and contact details including telephone numbers of all team members for each division as of the date response to this request.
Furthermore, could I have the details of any consultants or recruitment agencies your organisation has used to hire for contract and permanent roles in the last 6 months.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Morris

FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

Dear Mr Morris,

 

Thank you for your request of 29 October 2018 in which you asked for an
organizational breakdown of our highways and transport division and
details of any consultants or recruitment agencies our organisation has
used to hire for contract and permanent roles in the last 6 months.

 

Your request is being considered and Oxfordshire County Council will
respond within 20 working days in compliance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This means that the council will send a response to
you by 26 November 2018.

 

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FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference:  14440 FOI

 

26 November 2018

 

Dear Mr Morris,

 

Thank you for your request of 29 October 2018 in which you asked for the
following information.  Please find our response below in bold:

 

o Please may I have the organisational structure for the Highways and
transport department within your council; a breakdown of the
individual divisions and team(s) within the mentioned department,
including the name, titles and contact details including telephone
numbers of all team members for each division as of the date response
to this request.

 

Please find attached organisational structure charts.  Oxfordshire County
Council no longer operates under the organisational structure of a
highways and transport division and the attached information reflects our
highways and transport teams within the current structure:

 

The Council has redacted the following information from the disclosure:

 

 1. The names and contact details of Council employees whose roles are not
sufficiently senior to warrant the inclusion of this information.

 

The Council has made these redactions as it considers that this
information is exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”).  Section 40(2) provides that information
shall not be disclosed where it constitutes the personal data of someone
other than the applicant and that disclosure would satisfy one of the
following three conditions:

 

1          That disclosure would breach any of the data protection
principles or would do so if the exemptions in section 24(1) (manual
unstructured data held by public authorities) of the Data Protection Act
2018 (DPA 2018) were disregarded.;

2          That the disclosure of the information to a member of the
public otherwise than under the FOIA would contravene Article 21 of the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (general processing: right to
object to processing); or

3          That on a request under Article 15(1) of the GDPR (general
processing: right of access by the data subject) for access to personal
data, the information would be withheld in reliance on provision made by
or under section 15, 16 or 26 of, or Schedule 2, 3 or 4 to, the DPA 2018,
or (b)on a request under section 45(1)(b) of the DPA 2018 (law enforcement
processing: right of access by the data subject), the information would be
withheld in reliance on subsection (4) of that section.

In this case, the relevant condition is the first condition. 
Specifically, the council considers that the first data protection
principle would be breached; namely that disclosure would not be fair for
the following reasons:

 

 1. This information constitutes sensitive personal data and so represents
information which should remain private;
 2. The reasonable expectations of the data subject(s) and the nature of
the information itself leads the Council to conclude that the data
subject(s) could not reasonably expect that this information would be
disclosed into the public domain;
 3. Neither this, nor similar information has been released into the
public domain by the data subject(s) or anyone else;
 4. That the principles of transparency and accountability under the FOIA
do not override the data subject('s/s') reasonable expectations that
this information would not be disclosed; and
 5. That the legitimate interests in the public having access to this
information do not outweigh the interests in preserving the rights and
freedoms of the data subject(s).

 

In reaching this decision, the Council noted that the following
consequences may occur if this information was disclosed:

 

 1. Release of this information may cause embarrassment to the data
subject(s);
 2. Disclosure may lead to the data subject(s) receiving unwanted and
unnecessary correspondence;
 3. Releasing this information may cause distress to the data subject(s);
 4. Disclosure of this information could cause the data subject(s) to
receive threats or to otherwise be intimidated; and
 5. Disclosure of information which leads to the identification of data
subjects who have made confidential disclosures to the Council would
undermine their confidence in that confidential process.

 

In light of the above, the Council considers it necessary to withhold the
above-listed information.

 

o Furthermore, could I have the details of any consultants or
recruitment agencies your organisation has used to hire for contract
and permanent roles in the last 6 months.

 

Please see attached Excel spreadsheet ‘Highways agency temps used.xlsx’.

 

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you could use the reference number given at the top of this email.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gráinne Darnton,

HRBP Communities

Human Resources

Oxfordshire County Council

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