Professional memberships

Elizabeth Morgan made this Freedom of Information request to Aberdeen City Council

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Elizabeth Morgan

Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please tell me :
1. what professional bodies (chartered and non-chartered) the council has corporate membership of
2. what professional bodies the council pays for staff to have individual membership of
3. the number of individual memberships the council pays for staff to have
4. how much the council spent on corporate memberships of professional bodies in the last two financial years
5. how much the council spent on individual memberships of professional bodies in the last two financial years

If it is possible to break-down the figures by departments that would be useful.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Morgan

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Morgan,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-19-1008.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 24
July 2019.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 22 August 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3^rd Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Morgan,

 

Thank you for your information request of 24 July 2019.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

 1. what professional bodies (chartered and non-chartered) the council has
corporate membership of
 2. what professional bodies the council pays for staff to have individual
membership of
 3. the number of individual memberships the council pays for staff to
have
 4. how much the council spent on corporate memberships of professional
bodies in the last two financial years
 5. how much the council spent on individual memberships of professional
bodies in the last two financial years

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on professional bodies
membership, as the cost of providing it has been calculated as being in
excess of the statutory maximum (£600). 

 

There are 9,988 entries against the search for professional membership.
Each of these entries have to be investigated to identify and extract
information relevant to this request.  It will take about 10 minutes to go
through each of these entries.  This will be 10 minutes x 9,988 entries,
which is 1664 hours at a cost of £24,960.

 

In order to comply with its obligations under the terms of Section 16 of
the FOISA, ACC hereby give notice that we are refusing your request under
the terms of Section 12 - Excessive Cost of Compliance - of the FOISA.

 

ACC would be happy to discuss ways in which you may refine your request,
so we can provide some information of interest to you within the maximum
cost limits. For example, by specifying the particular aspect of the art
gallery emails you are interested in. Please do contact the Access to
Information team, who will be happy to advise you, if this is something
you would like to pursue.

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 17,  3^rd Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
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Dear Foi Enquiries,

Thank you for your reply. It is disappointing that you cannot provide the requested information.

Are you able to tell me what system was searched that produced 9988 entries?

Also, if you could you see if you can give me the information requested for the following list of professional bodies (which I have taken from responses from other councils):

Association of Electoral Administrators
National Association of Councillors
SOLAR
IRMS
Archives and Records Association
Service Desk Institute
SOCITM
CIPFA
Law Society of Scotland
Health in Scotland
SSSC (Social Care)
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
Chartered Institute of Housing
The Scottish Local Authorities Chief Internal Auditors Group
Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation Scotland
Social Work Scotland

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Morgan

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Morgan,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-19-1132.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 15
August 2019.

 

We have logged your follow up query to FOI-19-1008 as new request as you
refined your request for information.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 12 September 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 17,  3^rd Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Morgan,

 

Thank you for your information request of 15 August 2019. Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

Are you able to tell me what system was searched that produced 9988
entries?

We used ACC’s accounting system, Efinancials.

 

Also, if you could you see if you can give me the information requested
for the following list of professional bodies (which I have taken from
responses from other councils):

 

Association of Electoral Administrators

National Association of Councillors

SOLAR

IRMS

Archives and Records Association

Service Desk Institute

SOCITM

CIPFA

Law Society of Scotland

Health in Scotland

SSSC (Social Care)

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Royal
Environmental Health Institute of Scotland Chartered Institute of Housing
The Scottish Local Authorities Chief Internal Auditors Group Institute of
Revenues Rating and Valuation Scotland Social Work Scotland

17/18 18/19
Association of Electoral Administrators 114 142
National Association of Councillors 0 0
SOLAR 100 110
IRMS 0 0
Archives and Records Association 0 0
Service Desk Institute 1,000 0
SOCITM 0 0
CIPFA 15,333 15,918
Law Society of Scotland 25,359 28,557
Health in Scotland 0 0
SSSC (Social Care) 0 0
Chartered Institute of Library and Information
Professionals 0 0
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland 150 200
Chartered Institute of Housing 3,422 3421
The Scottish Local Authorities 0 0
Chief Internal Auditors Group 75 75
Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation Scotland 1,774 855
Social Work Scotland 3,475 3,355

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

 

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