Dear Northumberland County Council,
Please supply totals for the following:
Since the inception of Northumberland County Council, or as far as records go back, the annual figures for the total number of current employees or ex-employees of Northumberland County 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 Northumberland County Council's legal team, to 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 Mr Cardin
Thank you for your request for information on compromise agreements. Your
request was received on 4^th January and I am dealing with it under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.
If you have any queries about this matter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communication.
Complaints and Freedom of Information Officer
Northumberland made the following annotations
Dear Mr Cardin
In response to your Freedom of Information request dated 4 January 2011, I have been advised that since Local Government Reorganisation on 1 April 2009 there have been 5 employees/ex-employees who have signed compromise agreements. None of them include a clause that restricted FOI requests.
If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request an internal review by writing to the Freedom of Information Officer.
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act at:
The Information Commissioner's Office
Tel: 01625 545 745 / Fax: 01625 524 510
Email: [email address]
There is no charge for making an appeal.
I hope this satisfies your request.
Freedom of Information Office
Northumberland County Council
* (01670) 534505 | Fax: (01670) 533241
* [Northumberland County Council request email]
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