Dear Driving Standards Agency,

Can you please provide me with:

1. Your current Recruitment Policy and Guidance.

2. Any documents in relation to job candidates with disabilities and the treatment of such persons

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jones

foi@dsa.gsi.gov.uk, Driving Standards Agency

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Driving Standards Agency

Knowledge and Information Management Team

The Axis Building

112 Upper Parliament Street

NOTTINGHAM NG1 6LP

switchboard: (0115) 936 6666

direct line: (0115) 936 6034

fax: (0115) 936 6580

e-mail: :[DSA request email]

websites: direct.gov.uk

[1]dft.gov.uk/dsa

e-mail [2][DSA request email]

[date]

Peter Jones

by email: [FOI #82906 email]

16 August 2011

our ref: IA/01116/11

Dear Mr Jones

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FoIA) REQUEST

I write further to our email of 16 August.

Before we are able to respond, I would like some clarification of the
information you have requested. We do not have a specific recruitment
policy but a series of staff guidance documents covering all aspects of
the recruitment process. These will include identification of a vacancy,
applicant guides, managerial guides in conducting sifts, interviews,
actions after interviews, appeals procedures, guaranteed interviews,
disability discrimination adjustments and assessment centre guidance.
Please clarify if there is a specific part of the recruitment process that
you require information for.

You have also asked for documents in relation to job candidates with
disabilities. Can you confirm whether you require central policy or
whether you wish us to search all records held on previous vacancies for
this information? You should note that if you require the later, this may
exceed the appropriate cost of compliance limit as set out at section 12
of FoIA.

Please note that without clarification of your requirements we will be
unable to process your request. If you do not respond within three months
from the date of this letter, then we will consider your request closed.

If you wish to discuss your request further then please contact us on the
details above. Please remember to quote your case reference number in any
future communications.

Yours sincerely

Knowledge and Information Management Team

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Dear [email address],

Thank you for your reply.

To assist you I am looking for guidance given to interviewers when interviewing candidates with disabilities and in particular the questioning of those candidates about their disability and it's origin.

I am also interested the general guidance given to all staff in relation to conducting an interview.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Jones

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Driving Standards Agency

Knowledge and Information Management Team

The Axis Building

112 Upper Parliament Street

NOTTINGHAM NG1 6LP

 

switchboard: (0115) 936 6666

direct line: (0115) 936 6785

fax: (0115) 936 6571

e-mail: [DSA request email]

websites: direct.gov.uk

 [1]dft.gov.uk/dsa

 

                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Jones

by email: [FOI #82906 email]

 

23 September 2011

 

our ref: IA/01116/11

 

Dear Mr Jones

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FoIA) REQUEST

 

I refer to our email of 16 August about your request for information on
recruitment policy and guidance.  In our email of 16 August, we stated the
following and asked for clarification:

 

We do not have a specific recruitment policy but a series of staff
guidance documents covering all aspects of the recruitment process.  These
will include identification of a vacancy, applicant guides, managerial
guides in conducting sifts, interviews, actions after interviews, appeals
procedures,  guaranteed interviews, disability discrimination adjustments
and assessment centre guidance.  Please clarify if there is a specific
part of the recruitment process that you require information for.

 

You have also asked for documents in relation to job candidates with
disabilities.  Can you confirm whether you require central policy or
whether you wish us to search all records held on previous vacancies for
this information?  You should note that if you require the later, this may
exceed the appropriate cost of compliance limit as set out at section 12
of FoIA.

 

To date we have not received any clarification from you about the
information you require.  Until we receive clarification of the
information you require, we are unable to proceed with your request.
 Please note that without this clarification, your request will be closed

 

If you wish to discuss your request further then please contact us on the
details above.  Please remember to quote your case reference number in any
future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge and Information Management Team

 

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Dear [email address],

Thank you for your reply.

To be specific I require the following information:

1. Managerial guides in conducting interviews and actions after interview

2. Managerial guides in disability discrimination adjustments before, during and after interview

3. Managerial guides on Assessment centre guidance

Yours sincerely,

Peter Jones

Driving Standards Agency

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Driving Standards Agency

Knowledge and Information Management Team

The Axis Building

112 Upper Parliament Street

NOTTINGHAM NG1 6LP

 

switchboard: (0115) 936 6666

direct line: (0115) 936 6785

fax: (0115) 936 6571

email: [DSA request email]

websites: direct.gov.uk

[1]dft.gov.uk/dsa

 

 

                                                                          

                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Jones

by email: [FOI #82906 email]

 

our ref: IA/01116/11

 

3 November 2011

 

Dear Mr Jones

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your email of 3 November clarifying your request for
information on recruitment policy and guidance; we are dealing with your
request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your clarified request was received by the Driving Standards Agency on 3
November.  We will endeavour to provide you with a full response within 20
working days after receipt of your request.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to
contact us on the details as above.  Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge and Information Management Team

 

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Driving Standards Agency

Knowledge and Information Management Team

The Axis Building

112 Upper Parliament Street

NOTTINGHAM NG1 6LP

 

switchboard: (0115) 936 6666

direct line: (0115) 936 6034

fax: (0115) 936 6580

email: [DSA request email]

websites: direct.gov.uk

[1]dft.gov.uk/dsa

 

 

 

 

Peter Jones

by email:
[FOI #82906 email]                                                                  

 

our ref: IA/01116/11

 

25 November 2011

 

Dear Mr Jones

 

Information requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA)

 

Further to our email of 3 November, I can confirm that we have handled
your request for information about managerial guides for interview and
assessments within the terms of the FoIA.

 

We have interpreted your request as information directly relating to the
interview process.  In addition to the information supplied, we will hold
further information about the recruitment process covering the guaranteed
interview scheme and the two ticks scheme. If you require further
information about these schemes, please submit your request to the
[2][DSA request email] mailbox specifying what information you want.

 

I attach at Annexes A and B the response to your request.

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request, you should
ask for an internal review by contacting Alison Wilson, Information
Compliance Manager, at the above address.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Information Officer

 

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