Total Annual Figures for Compromise Settlement Agreements

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Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Please supply me total annual figures for the following:

1. For each seperate year 2011 to 2016 inclusive the total number of current employees
/ ex-employees of Derbyshire 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)

2. For each seperate year 2005 to 2016 inclusive the total amount paid to current employees
/ ex- employees of Derbyshire 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)

Yours faithfully,

Kevin Walton

Access 2 Info (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Walton,

I refer to your request for information received on the 12 December 2016.

We will be dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In accordance with the legislation, the deadline for responding is 20 working days from receipt of the request, this being the 11 January 2017. However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours sincerely,

Lucie Collard
Solicitor
For John McElvaney
Director of Legal Services
Derbyshire County Council
Tel: 01629 538373

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Dear Access 2 Info (Corporate Resources),

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Walton

Access 2 Info (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Walton,

 

I write further to your request for information dated 12^th December 2017

 

I am currently liaising with the relevant Council officers and/or
departments with a view to process your request as quickly as possible. In
the meantime, I would be grateful if you would grant the Council a short
extension of time to respond to your request the deadline date being 18^th
January 2017.

 

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Justin Hird

Legal Assistant

For John McElvaney

Director of Legal Services

Derbyshire County Council

 

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Dear Mr Hird

Your request is not a problem thank you for contacting me.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Walton

Dear Access 2 Info (Corporate Resources),

Please can you tell me when I can expect a response to my request.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Walton

Access 2 Info (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Mr Walton,

Please find attached the Council's response to your request for information dated 12 December 2016 and accept our apologies for the delay.

Julia Pearson
Business Services Assistant
For John McElvaney
Director of Legal Services
County Hall

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Dear Access 2 Info (Corporate Resources),

Thank you for your response however I do not accept this information to be accessible only through the manual examination of paper records as stated.

It is inconceivable that in 2017 the largest employer in Derbyshire with responsibility for finite financial accountability of the public purse has to spend in excess of eighteen hours to retrieve information which must surely be available upon the press of one button.

I refer to the SAP financial accounting system which must hold such information accessible to the County Treasurer and for Elected Members of the Council.

I request an Internal Review specifically taking these matters into account and answering the following questions.

1. Does the SAP system support an input search for Compromise/Settlement Agreements paid by the
Council?

2. How is expenditure for Compromise/Settlement Agreements accessed by the County Treasure and
reported to Elected Members?

3. Why did it take two months to convey your reason for refusal when it was clearly known from the outset.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Walton

Access 2 Info (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Walton

I refer to your request for a review received on the 05 February 2017.

As reviewing officer I will consider the Council’s response to your request for information.

I will provide the review within 20 working days and by the 03 March 2017.

However, I shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours sincerely,

Sinead Roberts
Senior Solicitor
For John McElvaney
Director of Legal Services
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG

Telephone: 01629 538155

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Dear Mr Walton,

Please find attached the response to your request for an Internal Review which was made on 05 February 2017.

Kind Regards

Julia Pearson
Business Services Assistant
For John McElvaney
Director of Legal Services
County Hall

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Dear Access 2 Info (Corporate Resources),

Thank you for your response to my request for an Internal Review and the information provided following it.

Please consider this request finalised.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Walton

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