Copies of Data Sharing MOU’s

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From: Shane Gibson

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

Please provide copies of all Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU’s) signed in the last five years related to the sharing of data to organisations outside your organisation.
Yours faithfully,

Shane Gibson

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe Shane Gibson,

 

Thank you for your email received 3 July 2020, under the Official
Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate
officials at National Office to respond. You can expect a decision as soon
as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 20 working days
after the day on which the request was received.

 

Nā mātou noa, nā

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Dear Shane Gibson

On 3 July 2020, you emailed the Ministry of Social Development (the Ministry) requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following information:

"Please provide copies of all Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU’s) signed in the last five years related to the sharing of data to organisations outside your organisation."

To determine whether MSD can satisfy your request within the usual statutory timeframe, we need to better understand the nature and scope of your request.

In terms of scope, there are two components we seek to better understand.

Firstly, we need to clarify what organisation means. Are you seeking MoU’s that MSD has with other core government agencies, or are you seeking any MoU that MSD has with any organisation that MSD has a statutory or contractual arrangement with, for example, an MoU with an organisation providing employment services on behalf of MSD. If your request includes the latter, this may encompass many hundreds or more agreements - such a request might not be able to be satisfied as it may require substantial collation or research.

Secondly, we need to understand the rationale for the time period of 5 years. Is the period of significance or would a lesser period still fulfil your needs? The larger the period, the more expansive your request which will have an effect on our ability to reasonable met your request in the allowable timeframe.

We also highlight to you that in most circumstances, MSD will be required to consult with the other organisation that is party to the MOU before releasing any material. As such, a more targeted request will mean we will be more likely to satisfy your request within normal timeframes without requiring an extended period of time.

Please respond as soon as practicable so that we can start work on meeting your request.

Please note that once you have amended or clarified your request, under section 15(1AA) of the Official Information Act, the Ministry may treat your amended or clarified request as a new request that replaces the original request. This may lead to a new start of the statutory response period.

Yours sincerely
Catherine

Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau

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From: Shane Gibson

Dear OIA_Requests (MSD),

Thank you for seeking clarification.

Please limit the request to MoU’s that MSD has with other core government agencies.

The 5 year Period has no material significance. Please limit the requests to MOU's that are currently active, and ignoring any that have expired. I am making an assumption that this will limit the amount of effort/time required to complete this request.

Yours sincerely,

Shane Gibson

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Dear Shane Gibson,

Thank you for your quick reply.

Under section 15(1AA) of the Official Information Act, the Ministry will treat this as an amended to your request, and as such, it will be treated as a new request that replaces the original. This means a response is now due to you by 5 August 2020.

Your request has been amended to the following:

"Copies of all currently active Memorandum of Understanding (MOU's) between the Ministry of Social Development and core Government agencies relating to the sharing of data between Government agencies."

Yours sincerely

Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development


Attachment 20200804 OIA extension letter GIBSON.pdf
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Tēnā koe Shane Gibson,

 

Please find attached a letter advising of the need to extend the time
available to make a decision on your refined OIA request received 8 July
2020 until 5 November 2020.

 

Nā mātou noa, nā

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

Our purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

 

------------------------------- This email and any attachments may contain
information that is confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you
are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have
received this email in error please notify the author immediately and
erase all copies of the email and attachments. The Ministry of Social
Development accepts no responsibility for changes made to this message or
attachments after transmission from the Ministry.
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