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Xmas party costs

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From: Ryan Thomas

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

Could we please be made aware of the costs involved to the taxpayer in regards to xmas parties this year? Wether this be directly funding parties or allowing staff paid time off.
Yours faithfully,

Ryan Thomas

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Ministry of Social Development

Tçnâ koe Ryan Thomas

 

Thank you for your email received 16 December 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.

 

Please be advised that within the standard 20 working days the following
days are not counted as working days:

 1. 25 December 2020 – 15 January 2021 – Summer Holidays
 2. 2 January 2021 – Day after New year’s Day

 

Nâ mâtou noa, nâ

 

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From: Ryan Thomas

Dear OIA_Requests (MSD),

Why the delay?

Yours sincerely,

Ryan Thomas

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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

What delay are you referring to? The days from 25 December to 15 January are not considered working days under the Official Information Act. Though you should receive a response as soon as reasonably practicable, your request's legal due date is still 10 working days away.

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Ministry of Social Development

Kia ora Ryan

The timings as to when you can expect a response to your Official Information Act (the Act) request takes into account the Summer Holidays, as per the Act and more information about this can be found online here: www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/news/oia-and...

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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