Review of Finance System's implementation

Robert Clark made this Freedom of Information request to University of Glasgow

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The request was refused by University of Glasgow.

Dear Sir or Madam,

In response to my recent FoI request in connection with the cost of the University's Finance System Implementation (your ref: F0043077 ) you failed to provide a complete set of information. I, therefore, wish to request the release of the following information:

1. Have the University's Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor responsible for financial matters, Secretary of Court, or any of the University's governing bodies ever called for an investigation/review regarding the cost of the Finance System’s implementation? If so, could you please provide me with the relevant details/reports?

2. The University can neither provide the costs nor the quantifiable benefits of this implementation, can you provide me with the justification for such a huge expenditure from the public purse?

3. Could you provide me with the date of appointment of the University's Finance Director and the salary increase (in percentage terms) that this director has received since his appointment to date?

4. Is the University going to take any action against the Finance Director or the person responsible for this implementation who appears to have failed to keep details of the total expenditure of the implementation of the University's Finance System?

5. Are the University's managers with financial control required to keep a record of all expenditure? If they are, is the Finance Director therefore exempt from this policy if it exists?

Yours faithfully,

Robert Clark

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Clark,

Further to your Freedom of Information Request for a Review dated 22
March 2009 timed 11:41 hours. Please find letter of acknowledgement
attached.
You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your Request for
a Review is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this
email.

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

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FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Clark,

Further to your Freedom of Information request dated 3 April 2009 timed
11:41 hours. Please find letter of acknowledgement attached.

You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your information
request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this
email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it
preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with
fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download
a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer
by clicking on to the following URL:

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ
G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Clark,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 22 March 2009 timed 11:41
hours.

You will find that the University's response to your information
requestis in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this
email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it
preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with
fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download
a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer
by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ
G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Helen Paterson left an annotation ()

We are told "The University requires effective financial management and accounting. The purpose of implementing the Finance System is to address this need."

However, according to the University's resonse to a previous FoI request the University cannot account for the cost of implementation of the Finance System, see:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/fi...

So the University cannot cost the implementation of their finance system which they claim has been implemented to improve the University's finanical management and accounting.

Another and even better example is the saga over a couple of simple FoI requests about invoices, again the University failed to provide an answer. Please see:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pa...

Perhaps the University's finanical managers could attend some of the finanical management courses offered by the University's Business School.

Helen Paterson

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Glasgow's handling of my FOI request 'Review of Finance System's implementation'.

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

Your response is vague and says very little.
Surely the justification for the implementation of our finance system is a bit more comprehensive than what you are telling me.
Also I did not ask about the salary of your finance irector, I asked about the salary increase (in percentage terms).

Yours sincerely,

Robert Clark

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Clark,

Further to your Freedom of Information Request for a Review dated 19 May
2009 timed 13:52. Please find letter of acknowledgement attached.
You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your Request for
a Review is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this
email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it
preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with
fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download
a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer
by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ
G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Reviews, University of Glasgow

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Please find attached the University's response to your request for a
review.

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