Dear Aberdeen College,
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 on the structure, competencies and remuneration of your Human Resources function.
I shall be grateful if you would provide me with the following information in respect of your Human Resources (HR) function:
1. An organisational chart indicating all the posts within your institution which constitute your HR function. If HR-related activities (eg Learning & Development, Organisational Development, Health & Wellbeing, etc) are managed outwith your main HR function, please include information on these as well.
2. Details of the overall role and specific duties undertaken by each of the posts detailed in (1) above (eg job descriptions, role profiles, etc).
3. Details of the competencies required for each of the posts detailed in (1) above (eg person specifications, competency frameworks, etc).
4. The remuneration package for each post, including:
a. The gross salary range (or spot salary) applicable to each post;
b. Any bonus/merit/performance payments that the posts are potentially eligible for and the procedure for awarding these;
c. The annual leave entitlement, please detail if bank holidays, institutional closure periods, are in addition or included in the annual leave entitlement.
d. Details of any superannuation scheme.
5. Details of your total HR staff cost in £ (sterling) and as a proportion of your
a. Institutional income;
b. Institutional payroll, including salary on-costs.
6. Details of the total HR budget, including whether this includes staff development for HR staff.
7. Details of any institution-wide, centrally administered staff development budget, how institutional and individual priorities are set and the process for allocating and/or accessing these funds
To place this data in context I shall be grateful if you would also provide me with the headcount and full-time equivalent of your:
1. Academic staff
2. Support staff
I would like the above information to be provided to me in an electronic format.
I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this email. I would be grateful if you could confirm by email that you have received this request.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Good Morning Mr Smith,
I can confirm that we have received your request under FOISA and we will respond in due course.
Dear Mr Smith,
In response to your request for information under FOISA, please find attached a number of documents containing the requested data.
I trust that this addresses your request fully.
[Aberdeen College request email]
Dear COLE MORAG,
Thank you for your response and apologies for not replying earlier, but I would still like to receive the information I requested about salary levels within the HR function. I appreciate your reasoning for not giving me the exact salaries but perhaps indicating which of the following salary bands the roles fall within would suffice both our
I shall be grateful if you would reconsider your decision in light
of the above.
I am out of College until Monday 21st October 2013.
I will respond to your e-mail when I return.
If your e-mail concerns a request under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act, please refer your request to Alison Hay at
Good morning Mr Smith, I apologise for the delay in responding. I have just returned from holiday. You should have received an out of office message in response to your e-mail directing you to Alison Hay but apologies if you did not receive this.
I have attached some further information for you with respect to salary levels within bands of £10,000. I hope that this is of assistance to you.
[Aberdeen College request email]