Senior management salaries

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Dear University of Greenwich,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
I would like to know the yearly salary of the deputy vice chancellor/s and how much that has increased since 2012, year-to-year.
I would be interested in any information held by your organization regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify files or documents and that it is the institution’s responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification, please contact me by email.
I would like to receive the information electronically.
If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify this by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.
I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing/by email that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute.

Yours faithfully,

David Roberts

Lucy Fincham, University of Greenwich

Dear Mr Roberts

In response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

“I would like to know the yearly salary of the deputy vice chancellor/s and how much that has increased since 2012, year-to-year”

It is our policy to provide salary data of senior staff by 10K bands. You can find salary data of senior staff in our annual accounts, which are in the public domain at: https://docs.gre.ac.uk/rep/finance/repor... . For instance salary data is at page 40 of the latest accounts. This covers all staff with salaries over 100K.

We are therefore applying the exemption which can be found at Section 40(2) of the Act to the provision of exact salary information of Deputy Vice Chancellors. This is the exemption which refers to personal data of a third party. We believe that to provide the information that we have provided in our annual accounts, in the public domain, satisfies the public interest.

This letter therefore acts as a partial Refusal Notice.

For your information, the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) is working on a Remuneration Code for higher education which is expected to be finalised in June 2018. The University will adopt the code and review what we publish in light of it.

If you are unhappy with this response, please detail your complaints in writing and send to the University Secretary, Peter Garrod, University of Greenwich, Park Row, London SE10 9LS.

If you are still not happy with our response after this internal review has taken place, you also have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Lucy Fincham
Information Compliance Manager
University of Greenwich
Vice-Chancellor's Office
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row, Greenwich
London SE10 9LS

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