Total Annual Figures for Compromise Agreements, etc.

Paul Cardin made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please refer to the following Freedom of Information request, made in January 2011:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/to...

The timing of the above request would not have included figures for the most recent calendar year - 2011.

Please update and supply totals for the following:

Following on from the 2010 END DATE of the previous request (above)....the annual figures for the total number of current employees or ex-employees of Wirral Borough Council who have signed compromise agreements directly related to the resolving of dispute(s) / grievance(s) / internal and external investigation(s) / whistleblowing incident(s).

Your task may not be helped by the Council's now obvious reluctance to record these agreements and subject them to democratic scrutiny - a matter which was raised by the Chief Internal Auditor in the following report:

http://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/documents...

Despite the obvious constraints and difficulties, introduced by Senior Officers, who I regard as abusing their power, please battle on and provide the latest figures for ALL compromise agreements that relate to the latest request.

I am asking for numbers and do not need to know names or job positions,

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

In relation to the above request, please also supply the figures for THIS calendar year, 2012, to date. As follows:

Following on from the 2011 END DATE of the previous request....the annual figures for the total number of current employees or ex-employees of Wirral Borough Council who have signed compromise agreements directly related to the resolving of dispute(s) / grievance(s) / internal and external investigation(s) / whistleblowing incident(s).

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

Paul Cardin left an annotation ()

I'm not sure how the council are planning to reach a total for compromise agreements given this sort of behaviour;

http://easyvirtualassistance.wordpress.c...

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Total Annual Figures for Compromise Agreements, etc.'.

You have failed to respond to this query within the statutory 20 working days allowed. Please ask a senior officer to carry out an internal review and also provide the person's name, role and contact details including phone number. Please also provide a receipt for my request for review.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/to...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

It is now over 20 working days since I requested an internal review.

As you are again in breach of the Freedom of Information Act, I will now turn to the Information Commissioner and lodge an appeal / complaint,

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

Paul Cardin left an annotation ()

Here is a link to an article, setting out what I feel is the background and true motivation behind Wirral Council's very poor response times.

Notably, there are just 2 people dedicated to Freedom of Information and Data at this council (one professional and one admin assistant) - which says it all really.

http://easyvirtualassistance.wordpress.c...

Paul Cardin left an annotation ()

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Your 3 month monitoring period by the regulator, the Information Commissioner, recently came to an end.

However, you still didn't manage to address this important request in the area of compromise agreements.

I placed this request a whole 6 months ago, so you have long been in breach of your obligations under the Act.

This follow-up to previous follow-up messages is not vexatious and I'm not being personally 'obsessive' regarding compromise agreements in reminding you of your ongoing failure. I am persistent and hard-working.

Please address this important issue and carry out the previously requested internal review as soon as possible,

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

Stefan Ellis left an annotation ()

UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Corrin, Jane, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Afternoon,

In response to your request for an internal review; please see attachment
as our response.  I apologise for the delay there has been in replying to
you on this matter.

Kind regards and sent on behalf of

Tracy O'Hare

FOI Co-ordinator

Information Management

Wallasey Town Hall

Brighton Street
Wallasey
Wirral
CH44 8ED 

Tel: 0151 691 8397

 

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