Single Status

Ben Rodgers made this Freedom of Information request to Nottingham City Council

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Dear Nottingham City Council,

Could you please provide me with the following information in accordance with the Freedom Of Information Act.

1. The number of employees who have left the authority for any reason since the 1st April 2006. Please split this into financial years.

2. The total cost of providing back pay or 'compensation' to these employees under the Single status proposals that were offered in Autumn of 2009 (I believe this offer that was made in October)

3. The total cost of providing back pay or 'compensation' to these employees under the Single status proposals offered in April 2010 as agreed at the Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee of March 26 2010 and resolved at the Executive Board meeting of April 1st 2010

4. The papers circulated and options considered at the above two meetings. I understand up to now these have been kept confidential. Reasons given for this are that this is in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972. I wish to challenge the validity of this due to the fact that some of the options considered may be illegal and therefore believe public interest in disclosing this information outweighs maintaining this exemption.

5. The cost to the council so far in respect of Single Status or Job Evaluation not including any compensation or future re-grading of jobs.
Please break this down into wages, legal fees, consultancy, publicity and other costs and to each financial year.

6. Any council strategies current or past that relate to Single Status and its implementation.

7. The council's current plans for communication and implementation of Single Status and Names and Titles of Officers responsible for specific roles.

8. Copies of any legal advice offered to the authority relating to single status from 2002 to current date.

Many thanks for your assistance in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Rodgers

Information Governance, Nottingham City Council

Dear Mr Rodgers,

Thank you for your request for information. As the information you
requested is neither environmental nor personal it will be processed in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

A response will be sent to you as soon as possible and in any case within
the statutory deadline which is 20 working days starting the working day
after this authority received your request.

If you should have any questions please contact this on the above number
quoting your personal case reference which is IGO/10-6950.

Sincerely,

Glenn E. Estes

Information Governance Case Administrator

Tel: 0115 9154708

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Dear Nottingham City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Nottingham City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Single Status'.

The response to my request is now overdue. Law states that FOI requests should be dealt with promptly and within 20 working days.

Please provide an estimate of how much longer I will have to wait for a response and reasons for the delay

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

Yours faithfully,

Ben Rodgers

Information Governance, Nottingham City Council

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Dear Sir,

Please find attached acknowledgement of your request.

Sincerely,

Glenn E. Estes

Information Governance Case Administrator

Information Governance

Resources

1st Floor

Loxley House

Station Street

Nottingham

NG2 3HX

Telephone: 0115 876 3168

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Information Governance, Nottingham City Council

Dear Mr. Rodgers,

Ms. Pearson has asked me to respond to a query you had in relation to your
Single Status appeals. My understanding is that you believe that Unison
may have submitted a Freedom of Information request that was similar to
your own, outstanding, request and that you wish to obtain a copy of any
response we may have issued to that request.

I can confirm that I have conducted a search of Information Governance's
records and can confirm that there is one of your questions that is very
similar to one currently under consideration, from Unison, relating to
documents issued at two ACOS meetings. However, a formal response has not
yet been compiled.

If a response is put together prior to completion of your own case I will
ensure a copy of the response to that question is forwarded to you as soon
as possible.

I appreciate that this is not likely to be the answer you were hoping for,
however please accept my assurances that we are endeavouring to compile a
formal response to your information request as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Andrew Goodfellow

Senior Information Governance Officer

Nottingham City Council | Loxley House | Station Street | Nottingham | NG2
2NG

Tel: 0115 8763855

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Dear Mr Rodgers

Please find attached my response and relevant attachments in answer to
your freedom of information appeal. Once more please accept my sincere
apologies for the delay in responding to your request and this subsequent
appeal.

Yours sincerely

Stephanie Pearson

Information Governance Manager

Nottingham City Council

Loxley House, Station Street,

Nottingham, NG2 3NG

Tel: 0044 115 87 63155

Fax: 0044 115 91 54082

E-mail: [1][Nottingham City Council request email]

Web: [2]www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Rodgers

Further to my email of 22^nd July 2010, please find attached two further
documents that address your question 7. Document 1 is the Interim
communications plan - the password to access the information is mango. The
second is a pdf project plan.

My apologies these were not provided with my initial reply but I have only
just received them.

Yours sincerely

Stephanie Pearson

Information Governance Manager

Nottingham City Council

Loxley House, Station Street,

Nottingham, NG2 3NG

Tel: 0044 115 87 63155

Fax: 0044 115 91 54082

E-mail: [1][Nottingham City Council request email]

Web: [2]www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Let us entertain your kids this summer with FREE & great value activities,
including the Nottingham Riviera! 26 July * 3 September 2010. Visit
www.mynottingham.gov.uk/summer for details.

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This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may
contain personal views which are not the views of
Nottingham City Council unless specifically stated.
If you have received it in error, please delete it from
your system, do not use, copy or disclose the information
in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender
immediately. Please note that Nottingham City Council
monitors e-mails sent or received for the purposes of
ensuring compliance with its policies and procedures.
Further communication will signify your consent to this.
The contents of e-mails sent or received may have to be
disclosed if a relevant request is made under current
legislation, such as, but not limited to, the Data Protection
Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000

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