essential worker border exemption- OIA request

john luke made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: john luke

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I understand from the news
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic...

"New criteria for the essential worker exemption was issued on June 12, but no requests have been approved since that date."

I would like to know since the new criteria for the essential worker exemption -"other critical worker category’ was issued on June 12, how many has applied under this other critical worker’ category and how many you have declined and how many you have approved. What is the processing time for such exemption.

Yours faithfully,

john luke

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 1920-1812

 

Dear John,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 26 June 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

I understand from the news

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic...

 

"New criteria for the essential worker exemption was issued on June 12,
but no requests have been approved since that date."

 

I would like to know since the new criteria for the essential worker
exemption -"other critical worker category’ was issued on June 12, how
many has applied under this other critical worker’ category and how many
you have declined and how many you have approved. What is the processing
time for such exemption.

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

Please note, due to ongoing COVID-19 response work, requests are currently
being triaged and those relating to Covid-19 processed as a priority.
Remaining requests are being assessed as per the Ombudsman’s guidance
(which can be found here:
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/news/chief-ombudsmans-statement-official-information-response-times-during-covid-19-emergency)
and processed accordingly.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [2][MBIE request email].

 

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

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