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Dear City of York Council,

Thank you for answering my first request on protected salaries. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

1. Now it is clear that this local agreement is available to all staff please confirm if the decision to award protected salary status is agreed by Members or if, like NDAs to date, top staff did this unsupervised.? Just like NDAs, I have not seen any reports entitled protected salaries reported to staffing.

Please also answer the following for every year since the policy was instituted.

2. By Grade, By Department how many staff each year were put on these protected salaries.

3. Regarding the salary of the to be demoted s151 Officer please post the actual calculation used by HR and his base line-assuming that he is demoted this fiscal year for the duration of the special treatment.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Gwen Swinburn

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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ContactPoint@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Dear Ms Swinburn

 

Please see below the response to your enquiry for points 1 and 3 under the
Freedom of Information Act received on 30 August 2019. 

 

Thank you for answering my first request on protected salaries.
[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

 

1. Now it is clear that this local agreement is available to all staff
please confirm if the decision to award protected salary status is agreed
by Members or if, like NDAs to date, top staff did this unsupervised.?
Just like NDAs, I have not seen any reports entitled protected salaries
reported to staffing.

 

The application of the Pay Protection Policy is the responsibility of
Officers and does not require member approval.  You have previously been
provided with the Pay Protection document and are therefore aware of the
principles behind applying Pay Protection. Pay protection is applied to
staff who have been through a management restructure following
consultation and involvement of the Trade Unions.  Redeployment of staff
into alterative roles is requirement of the Council to mitigate redundancy
where applicable.

 

Please also answer the following for every year since the policy was
instituted.

 

2. By Grade, By Department how many staff each year were put on these
protected salaries.

 

The service area are currently still working on interrogating systems in
order to retrieve all the relevant information for this part of your
request.  Due to the manual work involved in this, we are not able to
include the relevant information at this time but will send this by no
later than Friday 11^th October 2019.

 

3. Regarding the  salary of the to be demoted s151 Officer please post the
actual calculation used by HR and his base line-assuming that he is
demoted this fiscal year for the duration of the special treatment.

 

It is considered this information will disclose the personal details of an
individual, where it is not considered there would be any lawful basis for
this.

 

If you are dissatisfied with our response you have the right to ask for a
review of how your enquiry was handled and responded to. This can be done
by contacting us through [2][City of York Council request email] stating your reason(s) why you
are dissatisfied. If you remain dissatisfied after receiving the review
response you

can contact the Information Commissioner, contact details below:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Fax: 01625 524 510
Or email: [3][email address] (please include your telephone number)

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Trudy Forster

Head of HR

 

Contact Point  | Information Governance and Complaints Team   
t: 01904 554556 | e:[email address]

 

West Offices | Station Rise | York YO1 6GA

[4]www.york.gov.uk | [5]facebook.com/cityofyork | [6]@CityofYork

 

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foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Dear Ms Swinburn,

 

Further to the response provided on 3 October, please see attached the
full response to your enquiry under the Freedom of Information Act
received on 30 August 2019.  We apologise for this late response.

 

 

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Dear [email address],

I have submitted to the ICO regarding your refusal to publish the calculation for the protected salary for Dir Floyd. You could have given me the Standard formula you use. It is in the public interest to ensure his pay, upon demotion is based upon his salary as S151 not any temporary uplift as he is standing in for ‘unwell’ CX so has huge pay for a few months.

Sadly because of the track record of this Officer, we have to ask these questions.

My email to ICO here

Dear ICO

SI51 Director Floyd -protected payments bill

Please can you review the refusal Of part 3 of this request. Link below

1. The salary of this individual S151 Director Floyd is already in the public domain as required by transparency laws.

2. However as he has ‘form’ on trying to uplift his own salary which resulted in External Auditors having to issue a public interest report against him so trust and confidence is lost.
https://www.psaa.co.uk/wp-content/upload...

3. This Foi is answered by his direct report

4. As the Councillors are excluded from such matters, with the track record of putting personal gain above the authority and statutory requirements, it is in the public interest that this calculation is published to make sure there are no ‘anomolies.’

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/6...

Yours sincerely,

Gwen Swinburn

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
Fax: 01625 524 510
Or email: [email address]<mailto:[email address]> (please include your telephone number in your email)

Regards
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Dear City of York Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews in regard to part 3. My rationale is as disclosed in the email published here that I I wrote to the ICO. To be honest the response took so long that I assumed I had already lodged an internal review.

I am writing to request an internal review of City of York Council's handling of my FOI request 'Protected Salaries'.

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

Yours faithfully,

Gwen Swinburn

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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* The timescale for responding to your rights in relation to personal data eg: subject access to records (SAR) request, is up to 1 month. We will contact you promptly if we require further information from you, or an extension.

o The timescale for responding to requests for a review, of responses to your rights regarding personal data, is up to 1 month. You are also able to contact the Information Commissioner, contact details below:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
Fax: 01625 524 510
Or email: [email address]<mailto:[email address]> (please include your telephone number in your email)

Regards
Customer Feedback Team

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