Dear Harrow Borough Council,
Please supply totals for the following:
As far as records go back, the annual figures for the total number of current employees / ex-employees of the Council who have signed compromise agreements directly related to the resolving of dispute(s) / grievance(s) / internal and external investigation(s) / whistleblowing incident(s).
In addition to this, annual figures for the number of current employees / ex-employees who have agreed, following the matter being raised and made conditional as part of a compromise agreement drawn up by the body acting as the Council's legal team, to sign and forgo their right to approach the council in the future with Freedom of Information and/or DPA Subject Access requests under the relevant Acts.
Please note that I do not seek or require any personal information such as names and addresses – only the total figures for each subject area.
Dear Paul Cardin,
Thank you for your email.
Your enquiry has been forwarded to Isabella Uzodike, the Officer
responsible for Freedom Of Information and Data Protection, who will
respond to your request within the next 20 working days.
Dear Mr Cardin
Please find below the response to your request regarding compromise
agreements and clauses.
The Council has no record of the precise reasons for entering into
compromise agreements. However, the existence of a compromise agreement
suggests that there was some sort of dispute.
In 2009 and 2010/11 the Council ran voluntary severance schemes (VSS).
One of the conditions of an employee leaving was that he/she would sign
a compromise agreement. Therefore, in these cases there may have been no
employment issues. The figures for 2009 * 11 therefore show how many
compromise agreements were signed under the VSS scheme.
The Council does not have a clause in its compromise agreements which
prevents the individual from making future FOI or data protection
Number of compromise agreements
Year Non-VSS VSS
2007 9 n/a
2008 12 n/a
2009 19 55
2010 14 107
2011* 0 9
* Figures prepared on 22 January 2011
Please contact me directly if you require further assistance.
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