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(1) Has the current acting Head of Paid Service, Mr Roger Parkin, ever been investigated for allegations of breaching the council's codes of conduct for employees ? If so, on how many occasions and in which years ?

(2) Is Mr Parkin required, as a senior council manager, to declare his personal relationship with a junior woman member of the council's staff ? If so, when was that declaration formerly made and to whom was it made ?

(3) On how many occasions, and for what purposes, have SUA staff visited Mr Parkin's home for non-work related reasons ?

(4) Why were council staff attending Mr Parkin's home, allegedly whilst on duty, told not to reveal to other council staff or to councillors, the identities of familiar persons seen at Mr Parkin's home ?

(5) Please supply a copy of all relevant Code of Conducts, or whatever it is named, prescribing the revelation by senior staff of their personal relationships with other council staff.

(6) Generally and not implying any connection to Mr Parkin, do council staff have to declare their casual, or short-term, sexual relationships with junior staff ? If those junior staff then receive promotion or other work related benefits, who - according to the council's rules and policies - who has to declare that promotion or work related benefit and to whom should the declaration be made ?

(7) What are the penalties for non-disclosure of personal relationships with other staff ?

(8) Do senior staff have to declare their friendships with contractors, the staff of contractors, owners of commercial organisations, police officers etc. and all resulting hospitality received ? If so, where is this information publicly available for inspection ?

(9) When third parties, meaning contractors, staff of contractors, owners of commercial organisations, job applicants etc. benefit from a decision made:-

(a) solely by a senior member of the council's staff; or

(b) at the insistence of a senior member of the council's staff; or

(c) by pressure exerted by a senior member of the council's staff; or

(d) when staff are scared of losing their jobs if they disagree with a senior member of the council's staff wish

what safeguards exist within the council to ensure the council's official judgement, official standards and official reputation are not compromised for the personal gain of involved entities ?

(10) Are Slough councillors required to declare the nature of their relationships with other Slough councillors ? If so, how and where ?

(11) Please list all the anti-corruption and anti-fraud measures, policies and audits etc. that have occurred since 1 January 2016.

(12) When the public, including council staff, councillors, contractors, agency staff etc., wish to complain about matters they believe may involved either the Head of Paid Service and/or the Monitoring Officer, to whom can the public complain in confidence and confidentially without fear that their concerns, and perhaps their identity, will be disclosed to the complained-about person(s) ? How is the procedure publicised ?

(13) On how many occasions since 1 January 2011 have council staff been disciplined for making false criminal accusations against the public ?

(14) On how many occasions since 1 January 2011 has the council paid damages or given ex-gratia payments to members of the public against whom council staff have made false criminal accusations ?

(15) What is the procedure for members of the public to make vicarious liability claims against Slough Unitary Authority for the harm occasioned to them by staff, including contractors, knowingly making false criminal accusations to the police ?

Mr Janik
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In the interest of completeness please note that Slough Borough Council
will not be responding to the emails below as these are considered
vexatious FOI requests and are included in the final paragraph of the
above attachment.  

 

Foi 10417 Email sent 07 June 2017 @ 04:52 Chief executive appointment
process #2 from [1][email address]

Foi 10424 Email sent 08 June 2017 @ 01:24 Housing services 2014-2015
Investigation Report(s) from [2][email address]

Foi 10427 Email sent 08 June 2017 @ 18:01 The 2016 Penn Report #2 from
[3][email address]

Foi 10434 Email sent 11 June 2017 @ 02:41 The 2016 Penn Report #3 from
[4][email address]

Foi 10535 Email sent 11 June 2017 @ 03:37 SUA & the appalling abuse of
Jane Clift #2 from [5][email address]

Foi 10436 Email sent 11 June 2017 @ 04:17 SUA Chief Executive R E Bagley
from [6][email address]

 

Having reviewed further your other outstanding FOI’s the council will also
not be responding to the below as this is also considered vexatious.

Foi 10402 Email sent 01 June 2017 @ 20:13 SUA: Staff from
[7][FOI #409869 email]

 

 

 

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