FOI Administration Info
Alex Parsons made this acceso a la información request to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 419 authorities
Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,
I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:
1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?
2. What is the budget for administering FOI?
3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?
4. Do you publish a disclosure log?
If not all information is available, please treat questions individually.
Dear - Alex Parsons,
Information Request - FS-Case-79859500
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. In response to your
request I can confirm the following:
1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI? A - We employ 1 full
time member of staff to deal specifically with FOI requests and 2 further
members of staff who undertake FOI work as part of their general duties as
and when needed 2. What is the budget for administering FOI? A - I can
confirm that other than the salary of the FOI Officer there is no specific
budget for administering FOI 3. Do you use case management software for
FOI? If so, which one? A - Yes, we currently use Firmstep to manage all
requests for information. 4. Do you publish a disclosure log? A - Yes,
this can be found on the councils website at the following link -
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submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
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Information Management Unit
Sandwell Council House
Email – [Sandwell Council request email]
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the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
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