University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
7 November 20115 December 20111 December 2011Could you please provide me with the total amount spent by your organisation on agency staff in each of the last two full financial years, and the total figure for this financial year so far.
Please provide details about the number of agency staff taken on.
In terms of this financial year, I�m happy to receive either an actual total so far or a predicted total based on your budgets for the whole financial year.
I would also like to know about your organisation�s use of recruitment firms for recruiting for either specialist positions or general vacancies.
I would like to know how much has been spent on recruitment firms in the last three years and how many posts have been filled both permanently and temporarily through the work of a recruitment company.
Where a recruitment company has been used to fill a singular specialist role, please say so. Also say where recruitment companies have been used to fill general vacancies on an ongoing basis.
Could you please provide me with the total amount spent by your organisation on agency staff in each of the last two full financial years, and the total figure for this financial year so far. �341,017.36 in 09/10 and �409,992.58 in 10/11 on agency staff
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Please provide details about the number of agency staff taken on. 9/10 6 10/11 4 11/12 none
In terms of this financial year, I'm happy to receive either an actual total so far or a predicted total based on your budgets for the whole financial year.
I would also like to know about your organisation's use of recruitment firms for recruiting for either specialist positions or general vacancies. Agencies are recommended suppliers of the university. Recruitment firms are used to recruit temporary staff for short term needs. 21 on a temporary basis. 4 on a fixed term
I would like to know how much has been spent on recruitment firms in the last three years and how many posts have been filled both permanently and temporarily through the work of a recruitment company.
The University used a recruitment company once in the last three years at a cost of �53K, this was a permanent position.
8 November 20116 December 201121 November 2011Around 18 months ago your institution kindly released a list of staff e-mail addresses to me.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act I would ask you to provide by e-mail any information held by your institution that answers the following question.

Over the last 18 months has your institution suffered any prejudice to the conduct of effective public affairs as a result of your releasing that staff e-mail list to me
No
11 November 20119 December 201121 November 2011How many people within your institution are primarily responsible for dealing with information compliance issues, specifically Freedom of Information requests? Please provide Job Titles and whether the staff are Part time or Full time. (Primarily responsible - the Freedom of Information Officer, Governance or Compliance Managers/Officers, Records Managers, etc. Not those who hold information or gather information to respond to requests).

What is the annual salary of these staff (Please provide salary grades/scales. I do not want individual salaries, preventing the Section 40 exemption being applied).

How many Freedom of Information Requests have you received per academic year (September 1st to August 31st) for the following years � 2011, 2010.

How many Internal reviews have been carried out in the same period - (September 1st to August 31st) for the following years � 2011, 2010. How much time has been spent on each request (in hours)? How many staff have been involved, including numbers of staff who sit on internal review committees? Please provide job titles and salary grades/scales.

How many FOI requests have been referred to the Information Commissioners Office following an internal review for the same period - (September 1st to August 31st) for the following years � 2011, 2010. How many staff have been involved, including numbers of staff who sit on internal review committees? Please provide job titles and salary grades/scales.

How much has been spent on external legal fees (Solicitors, advocates, consultants, etc.) to deal with freedom of information requests, including internal reviews and cases referred to the Information Commissioners Office or Tribunals?

How many Freedom of Information requests have been referred to your Publication Scheme? I.e. Directing the requestor to the Publication Scheme in order to respond to a request.

How many hits or views has the Publication Scheme on your institution�s website received per academic year - (September 1st to August 31st) for the following years 2011, 2010.
How many people within your institution are primarily responsible for dealing with information compliance issues, specifically Freedom of Information requests? Please provide Job Titles and whether the staff are Part time or Full time. (Primarily responsible - the Freedom of Information Officer, Governance or Compliance Managers/Officers, Records Managers, etc. Not those who hold information or gather information to respond to requests). - There is one person who deals primarily with FOI and they are full time

What is the annual salary of these staff (Please provide salary grades/scales. I do not want individual salaries, preventing the Section 40 exemption being applied). - The salary grade is 7

How many Freedom of Information Requests have you received per academic year (September 1st to August 31st) for the following years 2011, 2010. 92

How many Internal reviews have been carried out in the same period - (September 1st to August 31st) for the following years 2011, 2010. How much time has been spent on each request (in hours)? How many staff have been involved, including numbers of staff who sit on internal review committees? Please provide job titles and salary grades/scales. 1 internal review. 3 members of staff. University Secretary, Faculty Director/Business Development and Resources and Business Operations Manager. Salary Grades, 14,12,7


How many FOI requests have been referred to the Information Commissioners Office following an internal review for the same period - (September 1st to August 31st) for the following years 2011, 2010. How many staff have been involved, including numbers of staff who sit on internal review committees? Please provide job titles and salary grades/scales. - None

How much has been spent on external legal fees (Solicitors, advocates, consultants, etc.) to deal with freedom of information requests, including internal reviews and cases referred to the Information Commissioners Office or Tribunals? - �871.20

How many Freedom of Information requests have been referred to your Publication Scheme? I.e. Directing the requestor to the Publication Scheme in order to respond to a request. - Three

How many `hits or views has the Publication Scheme on your institution�s website received per academic year - (September 1st to August 31st) for the following years 2011, 2010. - The university does not record this information
17 November 201115 December 20111 December 2011Please give me the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.
1. Please tell me what steps you have taken to be compliant with your general statutory responsibilities under Section 22 (1) of the Education Act 1994
2. Please send me a copy of the latest code of practice described in section 22 (3) of the Education Act 1994 which you have a statutory duty to prepare, issue and when necessary revise.
3. Has your student union published in the past 12 months a list of a list of the external organisations to which the union has made donations in the period to which the report relates, and provided details of those donations?
4. Please give me details of the communications strategy for this code of practice regarding existing students for the past 12 months and all relevant communications material relating to this.
5. Please give me details of the communications strategy for this code of practice for prospective students for the past 12 months and all relevant communications material relating to this.
Public Interest Justification
The Education Act 1994 places certain statutory duties upon Universities with respect to their relationships with student unions. It must be in the public interest to know whether a public body (a University) is complying with the law.
Your University provides support in the form of facilities and other income to the Student Union. It therefore is in the interests of increasing debate around the effective spending of public money to know whether the University is also providing the necessary level of oversight with that funding which the Act requires.
As there is already a statutory obligation to know this information and to know it regularly there should be no effective cost in providing this information unless the University is in breach of the law in this regard.
1. The University�s Code of Practice on the operation of the Students� Union and its relationship with the University and students is available on the University website at URL

2. See 1 above.

3. This information is available on the Students� Union website at URL

4. See 1 above.

5. See 1 above.
23 November 201121 December 201128 November 20111, The amount of money obtained by the university in fines for overdue library books in the following academic years: 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11.

2. The current levels of fines charged for overdue library books. If those levels have changed over the five academic years mentioned in point 1, I would also like to know the levels of fines which were previously charged, from 2006/07 onwards.

3. A general outline of what the university typically spends that money on.

I would like to receive this information electronically at this e-mail address, richardwilliamsjones@gmail.com, to help cut down the cost of this request. If any information is withheld, please inform me of that fact along with the reasons why
1, The amount of money obtained by the university in fines for overdue
Library books in the following academic years: 2006/07, 2007/08,
2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11.

2011/12 �3,000 as at 30.9.11
2010/11 �78,000
2009/10 �63,000
2008/9 �49,000

2. The current levels of fines charged for overdue library books. If
Those levels have changed over the five academic years mentioned in
Point 1, I would also like to know the levels of fines which were
Previously charged, from 2006/07 onwards.

Before July 2011, level of fines were:-
2 week loan - 25 per day to a maximum of �10 per item
24 hour/48 hour loan - 50p per hour to a maximum of �10 per item.

From July 2011, current level of fines for books:-
2 week loan - 25p per day to a maximum of �10 per item.
1 day/2 day loan - �1 per day to a maximum of �10 per item.

3. A general outline of what the university typically spends that money on. In essence we get our operating budget reduced by the amount of fines we predict to make so it really goes to supporting the usual operations of the service - its not additional income with which we can undertake new activities or purchase additional resources.
22 November 201120 December 201124 November 2011Could you please tell me:

1) How many times have RIPA powers been used in the last 5 years by the university?
2) How many people has the university investigated using RIPA powers? (If different from the answer given for question 1).
3) On what dates were the requests (providing just the year & month is fine, rather than the exact date)?
4) For what purposes was RIPA used? I.e. What was the reason/ justification for using RIPA?
5) What type of investigation was done under RIPA? I.e. Please give details about kinds of information was gained under RIPA, e.g. Internet history log, etc.
How many times have RIPA powers been used in the last 5 years by the university? - 0
2) How many people has the university investigated using RIPA powers? (If different from the answer given for question 1). - 0
3) On what dates were the requests (providing just the year & month is fine, rather than the exact date)? N/A
4) For what purposes was RIPA used? I.e. What was the reason/ justification for using RIPA? N/A
5) What type of investigation was done under RIPA? I.e. Please give details about kinds of information was gained under RIPA, e.g. Internet history log, etc. N/A
18 November 201116 December 201124 November 2011Business What is the total number of enrolled students and staff at Staffs University. I am working on the BREEAM assessment of the new Science building and I need the information.Number of Students - As at Jan 2011, 12000 FT and 9700 PT

Number of Staff - 2064
24 November 201122 December 201112 December 20111. Who has the use of an institutional credit card?
2. In August 2009- July 10, how much did each official spend on their credit card?
3. In August 2010- July 11, how much did each official spend on their credit card?
4. For August 2010- July 11, please provide itemised credit card statements in their original format for each official, stating clearly which official each statement refers to. If this is not possible under the appropriate limit, please provide them for as many officials as possible, including the vice-chancellor (or similar) and registrar (or similar).
Redacted documents sent to requester
29 November 20114 January 20121 December 2011The composition by sex of the University Senate or equivalent body (i.e. How many male and female members of the Senate are there?) If this query is too wide or too unclear, please contact me, as I understand that under the act you are required to advise and assist requesters. I have searched the University's website and have been unable to find this information. If I have overlooked the relevant pages, please can you send me the appropriate links. I look forward to receiving early confirmation that you have received this letter and the requested information within the statutory 20 working day time-period.Sent web link to requester
29 November 20114 January 20128 December 2011I am writing to request information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
I am simply wandering what the total cost was of the sport
Facilities at the Leek Road campus.
That will include the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre,the
Astroturf 5-a-side football pitches and the sandbased astro for
Hockey and football. I would like to know the individual cost and
Construction dates of each facility.
The University no longer holds this information as the University is only obliged to keep information for 7 years. As with all good records management practices, this information was shredded after the 7 years.

The sports facilities have been around for at least 10 years