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From: BAW Russell

Dear Auckland Council,

Please provide a copy of your policy on pre-employment drug testing. Please also advise how much you have spent on pre-employment drug testing by year for the last five years, the number of positive tests each year, including a breakdown for each year of the substances the positive tests relate to, the total number of positive tests by employees in the top three tiers, and the number of employees whose employment ended as a result of a positive pre-employment drug test.
Please also advise the number of employees who refused a test and the number who were exempted from testing and the reasons why.
Yours faithfully,

BAW Russell

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Kia ora BAW Russell,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding pre-employment drug
testing at Auckland Council.

 

For your information, we may need to come back to you to narrow the
timeframe you have given for this request.

 

We have 20 working days to make and communicate our decision on your
request. We are required to release all the information we hold unless
there is a good reason not to. This is explained in more detail in the
attached information sheet about our processes under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA).

 

We will respond to your request by 27 August 2020.

 

If you have further questions please feel free to contact Sarah
Parry-Crooke ([email address]) on 09 301 0101,
quoting reference 8140007169.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Privacy & LGOIMA

Auckland Council - Te Kaunihera ō Tāmaki Makaurau

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From: Sarah Parry-Crooke
Auckland Council

Dear BAW,
 
Thank you for your request.  We have assessed your request and ask that we
narrow the timeframe to data from June 2018 onwards.
Retrieval of data prior to June 2018 will involve a significantly manual
process that may result in a refusal under substantial collation.
 
Please feel free to call me to discuss.
 
Sarah Parry-Crooke
Senior Privacy and LGOIMA Business Partner
09 301 0101
 
 
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From: BAW Russell <[FOI #13425 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 30 July 2020 10:37 PM
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Drug testing l
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Auckland Council,
 
Please provide a copy of your policy on pre-employment drug testing.
Please also advise how much you have spent on pre-employment drug testing
by year for the last five years, the number of positive tests each year,
including a breakdown for each year of the substances the positive tests
relate to, the total number of positive tests by employees in the top
three tiers, and the number of employees whose employment ended as a
result of a positive pre-employment drug test.
Please also advise the number of employees who refused a test and the
number who were exempted from testing and the reasons why.
Yours faithfully,
 
BAW Russell
 
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Dear Sarah Parry-Crooke,

Thank, I am happy with that amendment to the request.
Yours sincerely,

BAW Russell

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From: Sarah Parry-Crooke
Auckland Council

Hi BAW Russell,

Thank you for your reply and for confirming the amendment to the request.
I also notify you that the 20 working day timeframe starts again from this confirmation, the new date will be 7th September.

Kind regards
Sarah

Sarah Parry-Crooke
Senior Privacy and LGOIMA Business Partner
09 301 0101

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Dear Sarah Parry-Crooke,

Thanks Sarah, according to the Ombudsman's guidance it is only possible to reset the timeline for a request when a clarification is sought within seven working days of the original request. As your request for clarification was not received within seven working days please confirm that you will comply with the Ombudsman's guidance and not reset the timeframe for the request.
Yours sincerely,

BAW Russell

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From: Sarah Parry-Crooke
Auckland Council

Hi BAW Russell,

Our apologies, you are correct. We note the miscount, and confirm the original due date stands.

Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Kind regards
Sarah

Sarah Parry-Crooke
Senior Privacy and LGOIMA Business Partner
09 301 0101

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Auckland Council

Dear BAW

I refer to your official information request for information about pre
employment drug testing.
I write to advise that unfortunately we will not be able to communicate a
decision to you within the initial 20 working days.  Under section 14 (1)
(b) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987,
Auckland Council is extending the time limit for responding to your
requests. We will reply to your requests by 21 September 2020. Please note
this is a maximum response time and we will endeavour to respond sooner.

The reason for this extension are:

14 (1) (b)

Consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are such that a
proper response to the request can not reasonably be made within the
original time limit.

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss any aspect of the
request, and/or this decision.

Thank you for your patience while we work through your request.

Kind regards

Sarah Parry-Crooke

Senior Privacy and LGOIMA Business Partner

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Dear BAW

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding pre-employment drug
testing.  Please find our response attached.

   

Please note you have the right to request a review of this decision from
the Ombudsman.

 

If you have any further queries please contact me on 09 301 0101, quoting
Official Information Request No 8140007169.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Parry-Crooke

Senior Privacy and Official Information Business Partner

Governance Services

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