Dear Sedgemoor District Council,
Please supply Annual totals for the followig:
As far as records go back, the annual figures for the total
of current employees / ex-employees (including teaching staff) 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 (including teaching staff) 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 provide the figures in the following format e.g. 2006 - 2; 2007 - 4; 2008 - 0; 2010 - 6; etc.
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
Freedom of Information Request
Thank you for your request for information about Total Annual Figures for Compromise Agreements. Your request was received on Monday 10th January 2011 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. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.
If you have any queries about this email please contact me.
Freedom of Information Officer
Further to your request for information, I can now provide the relevant figures in response to your query:
We have no clause as part of a compromise agreement that would require any employee or ex-employee to forego their right to approach the Council in the future with FOI or DPA Subject Access requests under the relevant Acts.
If you are dissatisfied with the information provided, the Authority’s procedure provides for you to make a complaint, which will be dealt with through the Council’s normal complaints procedure. Should you not then be satisfied with the outcome you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FL.
Dear Amanda Gibbs,
Many thanks for your response.
Please could you clarify that you haven't included the following circumstances and re-advise?
1. COT3 agreements (where tribunal proceedings may or may not have been initiated)
2. Purely redundancy situations
3. Purely PILON (pay in lieu of notice) situations
4. TUPE situations
5. Equal pay claims
Many thanks in advance,
Thank you for your email.
The response has been edited to remove any agreements relating to the circumstances you mention and the response is now:
I hope this is of use.
Dear Amanda Gibbs,
Thank you very much for your time,
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