Dear Thanet District 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.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Parsons

Dear Mr Parsons

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 26 June 2018.

 

The response to your request is set out below:

 

 

1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?

 

Two people are employed to deal with FOIs.

 

2. What is the budget for administering FOI?

 

This information is not held in the manner requested. The budget for
administering FOIs is incorporated into the Legal Services budget of the
council and is not recorded as a separate figure. The officers who handle
FOIs take on FOI duties as part of a greater role, also acting as
paralegals to the council in regards to other aspects of law, and
therefore FOIs are a part of that role as opposed to the entire focus of
those employed to handle them.

 

3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?

 

No, we do not use case management software. FOIs are administrated as a
combination of folders containing correspondences, along with excel sheets
which index the details of each request.

 

4. Do you publish a disclosure log?

 

No, the Council does not currently publish a disclosure log.

 

 

 

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your enquiry has been dealt with, you may
ask for an internal review by submitting a request within two weeks of the
date of this response. Further information on the internal review process
is can be found here:
[1]https://www.thanet.gov.uk/your-services/...

Your request should be addressed to the Information Governance Manager,
Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, CT9 1XZ or by
emailing [2][email address].  

 

If you are still dissatisfied after an internal review, you may appeal to
the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9
5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Thanet District Council

Margate

CT9 1XZ

01843 577620

 

 

 

 

 

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