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Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Dear Sir/Madam

I write about an FOI on senior public sector salaries and would be grateful if you could tell me the following:

1. The top three salaries in your organisation, along with the positions held; and

2. The top three salaries in 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Yours faithfully,

Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Information Officer, Wales Audit Office

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Dear Mr ap Dafydd

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information in
your email below.

 

I am considering your request in accordance with the procedures set out on
the Wales Audit Office website at:
[1]http://www.audit.wales/openness-and-tran....

 

The procedures are intended to ensure that requests are dealt with in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the Freedom of Information
Act 2000, the Code of Practice set under section 45 of the 2000 Act and
other relevant legislation.

 

I shall write to you again once I am in a position to provide a
substantive response, though I may write to you before then if I need to
clarify your request.

 

Please note that we have a policy of publishing in a disclosure log on our
website information that we provide in response to requests where we
consider that this is in the public interest. We will not, however,
publish personal information if this would be unfair and so breach the
first data protection principle. In line with this, we will generally not
disclose the identity or other personal information of requesters. We
will, however, disclose the identity of requesters if this is in the
public interest and doing so would be fair, such as in the case of holders
of public office. If you have any concerns regarding inclusion of our
response to you in the disclosure log, please let me know.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries, you are welcome to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Katherine Drysdale

Swyddog Gwybodaeth/ Information Officer

Y Gyfraith a Moeseg/ Law & Ethics

 

Ffôn / Tel: 02920 320572

E-bost: [2]katherine.drysdale@archwilio.cymru

E-mail: [3]katherine.drysdale@audit.wales

 

Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru: [4]www.archwilio.cymru

Wales Audit Office: [5]www.audit.wales

 

 

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Information Officer, Wales Audit Office

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Dear Mr ap Dafydd

 

I am writing in response to your request for information below dated 24
July 2018 in which you requested information regarding ‘the top three
salaries in your organisation, along with the positions held in 2016/17
and 2017/18’.

 

Information in relation to the salary of the Auditor General for Wales,
which is a Crown appointment, is set out in our Annual Report and
Accounts, together with information about the remuneration of senior
staff, which is provided in bands of £5,000. We publish our Annual Report
and Accounts on our website and the reports for 2016/17 and 2017/18 are
available at:
[1]http://www.audit.wales/publication/annua...
and:
[2]http://www.audit.wales/system/files/publ...
respectively.  Information about the roles of senior staff is available on
our website at: [3]http://www.audit.wales/about-us/whos-who  Accordingly
this information is reasonably accessible to you by other means and is
exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 

 

I am withholding exact individual salary information under s40(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act as they comprise personal data, and, in
accordance with ICO Guidance, I am not aware of any additional public
interest factors or exceptional circumstance which would justify the
disclosure of exact salary information. The ICO Guidance on requests for
information about public authority employees is available at:
[4]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

 

If you wish to complain about the handling of your request, please write
to Martin Peters, Head of Law and Ethics, by email to
[5]martin.peters@audit.wales or by post to 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff,
CF11 9LJ.

 

I must also refer you to section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
under which you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision
on whether or not your request has been dealt with in accordance with the
Act. The Information Commissioner’s contact details are:

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

email : [6][email address]

Tel: 01625 545745
Fax: 01625 524510

 

You should note, however, that the Information Commissioner would normally
expect you to have exhausted our internal complaints procedures before
dealing with such an application. Further guidance may be found on the
Information Commissioner’s website: [7]https://ico.org.uk/

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Katherine Drysdale

Swyddog Gwybodaeth/ Information Officer

Y Gyfraith a Moeseg/ Law & Ethics

 

Ffôn / Tel: 02920 320572

E-bost: [8]katherine.drysdale@archwilio.cymru

E-mail: [9]katherine.drysdale@audit.wales

 

Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru: [10]www.archwilio.cymru

Wales Audit Office: [11]www.audit.wales

 

 

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