Nicky Michaels

Dear University of South Wales,

Please could you provide me with the total value of spend on staff recruitment agencies, which agencies were used, and how much was spent with each agency for the academic years 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and this academic year 2018/19 (to date). I would appreciate it if you could report spending separately for each academic year and attach an excel sheet (the www.whatdotheyknow.com site does not provide a suitable format for tables embedded in email). I am pleased to note a high level of compliance with this FOI request at other Welsh HE providers and hope that you will similarly be able to provide this information.

Yours faithfully,

Nicky Michaels

Freedom of Information, University of South Wales

Dear Mr Michaels

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

We acknowledge your request for information.

We are considering your request and you should receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. If there are any areas of your request that need to be clarified then we will contact you at the earliest opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Rhys Davies
Information Compliance Manager /Rheolwr Cydymffurfio i Wybodaeth
University Secretary's Office/Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd y Brifysgol
University of South Wales/Prifysgol De Cymru
Treforest
Pontypridd
CF37 1DL

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Freedom of Information, University of South Wales

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Dear Nicky Michaels,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 3^rd May 2019. 

 

Please find attached information on recruitment agency spend by agency and
academic year. 

 

Should you have any further queries do not hesitate to contact the
Information Compliance Manager, University of South Wales, Pontypridd,
CF37 1DL. If you are not satisfied with the University’s response, you are
entitled to use the University’s complaints procedure available from
[1]http://uso.southwales.ac.uk/ig/foi/.

Further information about the Act is available from :

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

[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Yours faithfully,

Rhys Davies

Information Compliance Manager

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,
Thanks for your response. I now seek clarification.
(1) Looking at the table you have provided, I'm unclear on what this means. For example, alongside Anderson Quigle, this simply states the value "14" in year 2018 with a grand total of "14". Does this mean £14.00, £140.00 etc? To the outside eye this could be £14 million.
(2) Is this an approximation so that the figures are rounded up to some whole number?

For an example of how other Welsh HEIs have drawn-down data from their procurement datasets you will find that exact figures are provided (e.g. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...). In turn, I also note that in a previous FOI request, the University of South Wales also responded in similar fashion (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...).

Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels

Dear Freedom of Information,

Please could you respond to my request for clarification, please?

Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels

Dear Freedom of Information,

Other Welsh HEI providers approached to provide this data have now fully responded. I would be grateful if you could respond to the request for clarification please.

Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels

Freedom of Information, University of South Wales

Dear Nicky Michaels,

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. To confirm these would be thousands and have been rounded to the nearest thousand.

Many thanks

Rhys Davies
Information Compliance Manager

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