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Dear Sir/Madam

1. Please provide me with a copy of your authority’s Social Media Policy (for employees) or equivalent and the date it was adopted
2. Please provide me with a list of the Social Media accounts managed by your authority
3. Please detail training offered to staff on the use of social media
4. Please state how many people in your organisation have been disciplined as a result of social media policy breaches
5. Please provide the approximate number of people employed by your organisation.

Mr White

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Mr White

FOI Request ref: 7616 / Social Media

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your request was received on 10/8/2016 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We always aim to respond as quickly as possible, and in this case will do so no later than 8/9/2016, which is the 20 working day deadline. The deadline is counted from the first working day we receive it, not the date a letter is written / posted or an email sent.
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we proceed in dealing with your request.
Please quote the above reference number in any communication regarding this request.

Kind regards

Amilia Holland
Customer Information Adviser

East Sussex County Council
Communities Economy and Transport Directorate
W1D, County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208
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Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

Dear Mr White

 

FOI Request ref: 7616 / Social Media

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your request
was received on 10/8/2016and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We always aim to respond as quickly as possible, but we do need you to
clarify your request before we will be able to process it.

 

·         Do you want us to count schools employees as part of our
workforce, or only people employed in one of our corporate departments?

·         Please specify the time period over which the number of staff
disciplined should be counted. Please specify whole years, and either
calendar or financial years.

 

Your request is on hold pending receipt of your clarification. Please
quote the above reference number in any communication regarding this
request.

 

Kind regards

 

Amilia Holland

Customer Information Adviser

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities Economy and Transport Directorate

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

email: [1][East Sussex County Council request email]   web: [2]www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi

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Dear Freedom of Information,
Thank your for clarification question.
The information I require on staff numbers relates to your corporate departments only, teaching staff need not be included.

I require the information for calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Yours sincerely,

Mr White

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Mr White

FOI Request ref: 7616 / Social Media

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your clarified request was received on 11/8/2016 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We always aim to respond as quickly as possible, and in this case will do so no later than 8/9/2016, which is the 20 working day deadline. The deadline is counted from the first working day we receive it, not the date a letter is written / posted or an email sent.
Please quote the above reference number in any communication regarding this request.

Kind regards

Amilia Holland
Customer Information Adviser

East Sussex County Council
Communities Economy and Transport Directorate
W1D, County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208
email: [East Sussex County Council request email]   web: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi
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Dear Mr White

 

FOI Request ref: 7616 / Social Media

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out below. Please note that any
information we provide is subject to the copyright and reuse of
information terms and conditions set out at the bottom of this email.

 

REQUEST

 

1.            Please provide me with a copy of your authority’s Social
Media Policy (for employees) or equivalent and the date it was adopted

2.            Please provide me with a list of the Social Media accounts
managed by your authority

3.            Please detail training offered to staff on the use of social
media

4.            Please state how many people in your organisation have been
disciplined as a result of social media policy breaches

5.            Please provide the approximate number of people employed by
your organisation.

 

RESPONSE

 

Please find attached our response.

 

·         our Social Media Policy for employees (published on our
intranet)

·         the date it was adopted

·         our public-facing Social Media Policy (published on our website)

·         a list of the Social Media accounts that we manage

·         an outline of the training and guidance offered to staff on the
use of social media

 

Question 4 - Number of people disciplined as a result of Social policy
breaches ESCC   

2011     0

2012     1

2013     2

2014     2

2015     3

           

Question 5 - Headcount as of 31st July 2016 (excluding schools).          

Total    

4558    

Note: some employees hold more than one role and are counted according to
how many roles they hold in the response to Qu 5. 

 

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Council has not complied with the FOI Act in responding to your request,
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the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

Philip Baker, Assistant Chief Executive, East Sussex County Council,
County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 1UE.

or by email to him at [1][email address]

 

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at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113.  [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jeremy Coleman

Customer Information Officer

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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