Total Annual Figures for Compromise Agreements, etc.

Paul Cardin made this Freedom of Information request to South Lakeland District Council

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Dear South Lakeland 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 - 1; 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.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

FOI, South Lakeland District Council

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Mountford, Paul, South Lakeland District Council

Dear Paul,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on
10 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 I will proceed to deal with your request.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to
be withheld. I will write to you in any event.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Mountford
Freedom of Information
South Lakeland House
Lowther Street, Kendal
Cumbria LA9 4UD
Tel: 01539 733333
Fax: 01539 740300
e-mail: [email address]
[1]www.southlakeland.gov.uk

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Mountford, Paul, South Lakeland District Council

Dear Paul,

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Council under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. You asked
the following:

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.

I can confirm the following:

As far as records go back, there are no current employees and/or
ex-employees of South Lakeland District Council who have signed compromise
agreements directly related to the resolving of dispute(s) / grievance(s)
/ internal and external investigation(s) / whistleblowing incident(s).
There are no current employees and/or 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 South Lakeland
District 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.

If you have any queries, concerns or if you are dissatisfied with the
handling of your request please contact me as detailed. Alternatively, if
you wish to make an official complaint then please use the Council's
complaints procedure, details of which will be provided on request. If you
are not content with the outcome of your corporate complaint, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner.

Further information is available from the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF. [1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Paul Mountford
Freedom of information
South Lakeland District Council
South Lakeland House, Lowther Street,
Kendal, Cumbria. LA9 4DQ
Tel: 01539 733333
Email: [email address]
www: southlakeland.gov.uk

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Dear Mountford, Paul,

Many thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Paul Cardin

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