Staff hand book

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Dear UK Hydrographic Office,

Is there a publicly displayed copy of the UKHO staff handbook?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Atkins

Watson Chris, UK Hydrographic Office

Dear Atkins

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Your enquiry is currently being investigated and someone will contact you
shortly. Please quote this unique Customer Services Reference Number in
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Chris Watson
On behalf of
UKHO Customer Services
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Request for information: release of information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000

Mr Atkins
mailto: request - 68204 - [email address]

Ref: 66808

19 April, 2011

Dear Mr Atkins,

Your communication dated April 19 is considered to be a request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please find below the information you requested regarding `Is there a
publicly displayed copy of the UKHO staff handbook'.

The UKHO has a Staff Induction Handbook which is available to all new
starters at their induction, which takes place within two days of starting
at the UKHO. This is available as a hard copy folder and is also available
on our Intranet.

We have no plans for this to be displayed on our external website as,
although the information is not confidential, it is only designed and of
use to staff members and not the general public.

If you are not satisfied with this response or you wish to complain about
any aspect of the handling of your request, then you should contact me in
the first instance. If informal resolution is not possible and you are
still dissatisfied then you may apply for an independent internal review
by contacting the Head of Corporate Information, 2nd Floor, MOD Main
Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail [1][email address]). Please note
that any request for an internal review must be made within 40 working
days of the date on which the attempt to reach informal resolution has
come to an end.

If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may take your
complaint to the Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section
50 of the Freedom of Information Act. Please note that the Information
Commissioner will not investigate your case until the MOD internal review
process has been completed. Further details of the role and powers of the
Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's website,
[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Watson
Deputy Communications Manager

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

Tel: 01823 337900 ext 3126

[3]www.ukho.gov.uk

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Dear Watson Chris,

You are correct in treating my request under the FOI request as that was what was intended.

I am looking for the collection of the standard policies and benefits that apply to staff in an organisation which would normally be collected under a staff hand book. I am not looking for the induction information.

I assume that standard employment policies would not be confidential and you would therefore not have a problem releasing them.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Atkins

Watson Chris, UK Hydrographic Office

Dear atkins

Thank you for your enquiry which has been received and logged under the
unique Customer Services Reference Number in the subject line of this
email.

Your enquiry is currently being investigated and someone will contact you
shortly. Please quote this unique Customer Services Reference Number in
any further correspondence.

Kind regards

Chris Watson
On behalf of
UKHO Customer Services
Tel: +44 (0)1823 723366
Fax: +44 (0)1823 330561
Email: [email address]
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Request for information: release of information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000

Mr Atkins,
Email: [FOI #68204 email]

Ref: 66832

23 May 2011

Dear Mr Atkins,

Your communication dated May 23 is considered to be a request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please find attached the information you requested regarding the standard
policies and benefits that apply to staff at the UKHO.

I have attached our HR Manual as a series of volumes. Please note there
are no volumes 1, 10, 11 or 15. This document is primarily for internal
support and guidance to staff and managers. Although it is regularly
reviewed it has some sections which are currently being updated. Parts of
the content reflect that our staff are civil servants and guidance we have
inherited from government and/ or MOD.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the Act). Unless specifically
permitted by the Act, any reproduction of the information, in whole or in
part, requires the permission of the copyright holder. Most documents
supplied by the UK Hydrographic Office will have been produced by
government officials and will be Crown Copyright. You can find details on
the arrangements for re-using Crown Copyright from our website at:
[1]http://copyright.ukho.gov.uk/. Information you receive may also include
third party owned information. Such information must not be reproduced, in
whole or in part, without first obtaining the permission of any such third
party rights holder.

If you are not satisfied with this response or you wish to complain about
any aspect of the handling of your request, then you should contact me in
the first instance. If informal resolution is not possible and you are
still dissatisfied then you may apply for an independent internal review
by contacting the Head of Corporate Information, 2nd Floor, MOD Main
Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail [2][email address]). Please note
that any request for an internal review must be made within 40 working
days of the date on which the attempt to reach informal resolution has
come to an end.

If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may take your
complaint to the Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section
50 of the Freedom of Information Act. Please note that the Information
Commissioner will not investigate your case until the MOD internal review
process has been completed. Further details of the role and powers of the
Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's website,
[3]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Watson
Deputy Communications Manager

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

Tel: 01823 337900 ext 3126

[4]www.ukho.gov.uk

[5]The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

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