Emergency Management System Reform Projects

Alan Thompson made this Official Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Alan Thompson

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

The National Security Workforce business group of DPMC is undertaking projects to develop guidelines and resources to support the nationally consistent application of the NZ Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS).

Under the provisions of the Official Information Act I request the following information:

1. The Terms of Reference or other documents setting out the purpose, objectives, deliverables and timeframes for the programme known as the "Emergency Management System Reform".

2. The Terms of Reference or other documents setting out the purpose, objectives, deliverables and timeframes for the project known as the "Enabling Consistent CIMS Practice".

3. A list of any other CIMS related projects currently underway or planned for the next year along with a copy of the Terms of Reference or other documents setting out the purpose, objectives, deliverables and timeframes for each project.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Thompson
Lower Hutt

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From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Kia ora Alan

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which was received on 10 May 2020, copied below. A response will be provided in accordance with the Act (please see the Office of the Ombudsman Website for more details -  http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/).

Please note that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) and its departmental agency, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), are directly involved in the government response to COVID-19. Due to this, our timelines to respond to your request may be impacted. Should this occur, we will endeavour to keep you updated on the status of our response to your request.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Information [DPMC]
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[IN-CONFIDENCE]

Dear Mr Thompson

Thank you for your request received under the Official Information Act. We consider that part one of your request as currently worded is substantial in nature and is likely to be partially refused under 18(f) of the Act, as the information requested cannot be made available without substantial collation or research. We are proposing that this part of your request is refined to only include formal, decision making documents. Please email Ministerial Services if you do not agree with this refinement.
Regards
Ministerial Services

Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The information contained in this email message is for the attention of the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute this message or the information in it. If you have received this message in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

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From: Alan Thompson

Dear DPMC,

I am a little unsure why you state that my item #1 would take a lot of research and suggest that your response should only include “formal, decision making documents”. I requested the Terms of Reference or other documents that “set out the purpose, objectives, deliverables and timeframes for the programme known as the "Emergency Management System Reform".

In accordance with best practice for programme management (as in the Emergency Management System Reform programme) there should be a single high level document (eg a Terms of Reference or similar) that sets out the required information.

I am therefore expecting a single document describing the EMSR programme that should take little effort to identify and provide.

I trust that this assists.

Alan Thompson
Lower Hutt

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From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Tēnā koe 

 

Thank you for emailing the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
(DPMC), including the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).   This
mailbox is monitored between the hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

 

We are currently experiencing high volumes of emails about COVID-19 and
due to the effort we are all making across government and parliament to
manage and respond to COVID-19, processing your correspondence may take
longer than normal. 

 

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, we encourage you
to first refer to the [1]COVID-19 website or to [2]contact the COVID-19
Government helpline. Here’s a list of links that you may find helpful: 

·        [3]Latest Government COVID-19 information

·        [4]For COVID-19 financial assistance 

·        [5]For business and tax info 

·        [6]For up to date travel advice 

·        [7]For immigration and visa advice 

·        [8]Proactive release of Government Response documents

 

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your local GP. 
 

Please note, DPMC is not able to respond to emails that are
outside its purview. If the subject of your email does not relate to the
work of DPMC, we will forward your email to the appropriate Minister
or agency who will respond to you directly. To find out more about the
functions of DPMC please view our website - [9]https://dpmc.govt.nz/ 

 

We appreciate your patience at this time. 

 

If your email is a request for information under the Official Information
Act (OIA) it will be formally acknowledged during office
hours and actioned accordingly. For more information about
the statutory OIA timeframes please see
- [10]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/.

  

If your enquiry is regarding job opportunities within DPMC please see
- [11]https://centralagenciesjobs.cass.govt.nz....

  

If you are writing about obtaining a New Zealand Visa please see
- [12]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zeal...

  

If your correspondence is intended for the Prime Minister please email her
office at - [13][email address

 

If your correspondence relates to the New Zealand Police you can contact
them via their website
- [14]https://www.police.govt.nz/contact-us or...

  
We hope one of the above links helps answer your question.  

 

Thanks again and please take care. 

 

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