New Zealand Vice Chancellors' Committee 'trading as' "Universities New Zealand"

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From: K Roe

Dear Ministry of Education,

The position of Chief Executive (CE) of the New Zealand Vice Chancellors' Committee (NZVCC) 'trading as' Universities New Zealand (UNZ) is a Government job.

1) Was the job publically advertised (or was it supplied to an individual by invitation)? If it was publically advertised, where was it publically advertised?

2) What is the job description associated with the role? The job description provided to applicants and if there have been substantive changes to that one such that the present job description is substantively different.

3) What is the pay associated with the position? I am interested to know the starting salary of the present occupant of that role and how much is associated with the role now, in 2021.

Yours faithfully,

K Roe

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Dear Ministry of Education,

Apologies,

When I asked about remuneration I mean to include ALL remuneration and not merely the $$$.00

- Flights / transportation.
- Accommodation
- Food (caterers, restaurants)
- 'Entertainment'

ETC

Yours faithfully,

K Roe

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Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act.  Your
request was transferred to Universities New Zealand by the Ministry of
Education.

 

You asked:

The position of Chief Executive (CE) of the New Zealand Vice Chancellors'
Committee (NZVCC) 'trading as' Universities New Zealand (UNZ) is a
Government job.

1)   Was the job publically advertised (or was it supplied to an
individual by invitation)?  If it was publically advertised, where was it
publically advertised?

2)  What is the job description associated with the role?  The job
description provided to applicants and if there have been substantive
changes to that one such that the present job description is substantively
different.

3)  What is the pay associated with the position?  I am interested to know
the starting salary of the present occupant of that role and how much is
associated with the role now, in 2021.

 

In response to your questions, our records show;

o The current Chief Executive of Universities New Zealand has held the
role since the start of 2014 following a publicly advertised
recruitment process carried out in the middle of 2013.  As this was
more than seven years ago, we do not have specific information on
where advertisements were placed, but the recruitment was done through
recruitment agency; Jo Fisher Executive Search.
o The June 2013 position description is attached.  There is no more
recent job description.
o The position has a total remuneration salary range of $219,700 to
$284,400.  Other than a mobile phone, there are no additional benefits
(car, accommodation, food, etc) on top of salary.

 

 

 

Jackie Bailey

Finance & Office Manager

Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara

Level 9, 142 Lambton Quay, PO Box 11915, Wellington 6142
T +64 4 381 8502 | M 022 629 3308 | W [1]www.universitiesnz.ac.nz

 

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Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act.  Your
request was transferred to Universities New Zealand by the Ministry of
Education.

 

You asked:

The position of Chief Executive (CE) of the New Zealand Vice Chancellors'
Committee (NZVCC) 'trading as' Universities New Zealand (UNZ) is a
Government job.

1)   Was the job publically advertised (or was it supplied to an
individual by invitation)?  If it was publically advertised, where was it
publically advertised?

2)  What is the job description associated with the role?  The job
description provided to applicants and if there have been substantive
changes to that one such that the present job description is substantively
different.

3)  What is the pay associated with the position?  I am interested to know
the starting salary of the present occupant of that role and how much is
associated with the role now, in 2021.

 

In response to your questions, our records show;

o The current Chief Executive of Universities New Zealand has held the
role since the start of 2014 following a publicly advertised
recruitment process carried out in the middle of 2013.  As this was
more than seven years ago, we do not have specific information on
where advertisements were placed, but the recruitment was done through
recruitment agency; Jo Fisher Executive Search.
o The June 2013 position description is attached.  There is no more
recent job description.
o The position has a total remuneration salary range of $219,700 to
$284,400.  Other than a mobile phone, there are no additional benefits
(car, accommodation, food, etc) on top of salary.

 

 

 

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From: K Roe

Dear Jackie Bailey,

Thanks for a timely reply, I appreciate that.

(1) I am wondering where these jobs (CE jobs for the government) are advertised and I am wondering how to obtain application forms so as to apply for these jobs. Do I need to pay a fee to a recruitment agency or something like that for them to supply an application to enrol. I mean an application to apply?

(2) Please can the current CE inform me how many complaints of serious wrong-doing he has had for each year he has been in the job. I would like to know the number of complaints by studnets and the number of complaints by employees (or former employees).

(3) Please can the current CE inform me how many of those complaints were processed in accordance with the NZVCC policy. That is to say (more particularly) how many of the staff complaints were presented to a meeting of the Vice Chancellors and how many of the studnet complants were forwarded to police for prosecution?

Kelly Roe

Yours sincerely,

K Roe

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From: K Roe

Dear Jackie Bailey,

$284,00.00

That's $100,000 for Chris Whelan and $184,000 for post-doctoral fellows.
Say, $184,000 / 3 = $61,000 (roughly) for three post-doctoral fellows or junior lecturing positions.

Or that's $100,000 for Chris Whelan and $184,000 for doctoral scholarships.
Say, $184,000 / 6 = $30,000 (roughly) for six doctoral scholarships. That's for 6 doctoral theses (up to 100,000 words).

Or that's $100,000 for Chris Whelan and $184,000 for masters scholarships.
Say, $184,000 / 30 = $6,000 (roughly) for 30 masters scholarships. Thats for 30 masters theses (up to 50,000 words).

He must be really really really really really really really really really good at his job (of withholding money from the studnets of the universities of new zealand).

Please provide me with a list of the names of (and money amounts given to) the new zealand vice chancellors scholarships. each year. names and money amount. we need to see where Chris Whelan gets his money from.

Yours sincerely,

K Roe

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Dear Jackie Bailey,

That's $100,000 for Chris Whelan and $184,000 for legal counsel for the fact that the New Zealand Vice Chancellors COmmittee (trading as New Zealand Universities) refuse to allow graduate research students to complete their research (to international standards of scholarship) in a timely fashion.

That is to say $184,000 dollars towards legal action taken for the fact that NZ Universities keep slaves.

$184,000 / 4 = $46,000 / 2 = $23,000 per side in High Court Action (legal counsel) for a hearing of the fact that Universities NZ refuses to allow students to work to standards of international scholarship by REFUSING to get their work to examiners (once it is submitted) and REFUSING to base the outcome of examination on reports of external examiners.

LSAT REASONING: There is ONLY ONE best answer to multiple choice examination. If the external examiners do not say that re-enrolment and re-examination is required then RE-ENROLMENT AND RE-EXAMINATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

It isn't rocket science.

It is corruption.

Yours sincerely,

K Roe

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Dear Jackie Bailey,

And if we imprisoned Chris Whelan for his misappopriation of funds...

Then that would result in a net gain to the NZ government of his salary.

That is to say: $219,700 per year.

It would cost maybe $100,000 to keep him in prison.

And we would get free labor in the form of him advocating for better conditions for prisoners and human rights for prisoners and work opportunities for prisoners upon his release.

How can we afford not to?

Yours sincerely,

K Roe

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From: Jackie Bailey

I am responding to your four emails of 14 May.  The emails contain three
questions that effectively constitute Official Information Act requests
and I am responding to them accordingly.  Your specific questions were;

 1. Please can the current CE inform me how many complaints of serious
wrong-doing he has had for each year he has been in the job.  I would
like to know the number of complaints by studnets and the number of
complaints by employees (or former employees). 
 2. Please can the current CE inform me how many of those complaints were
processed in accordance with the NZVCC policy.  That is to say (more
particularly) how many of the staff complaints were presented to a
meeting of the Vice Chancellors and how many of the studnet complants
were forwarded to police for prosecution? 
 3. Please provide me with a list of the names of (and money amounts given
to) the new zealand vice chancellors scholarships.  each year.  names
and money amount.

The answers are as follows;

o Question 1: Nil.  Universities New Zealand receives many complaints,
but yours is the only one that has actually been lodged making a claim
of serious wrong-doing (your claim that the University of Waikato
solicited a bribe from you) since the relevant UNZ Policy was
implemented in July 2017.
o Question 2: See the answer to Question 1.
o Question 3: All relevant information on the funding of Universities
New Zealand and scholarships administered by Universities NZ (the New
Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee) are contained in the most recent
published financial statements available at this
URL: [1]https://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/sites/d...
See particularly pages 41-43 for information on scholarships.

You also asked: 

4. I am wondering where these jobs (CE jobs for the government) are
advertised and I am wondering how to obtain application forms so as to
apply for these jobs.  Do I need to pay a fee to a recruitment agency or
something like that for them to supply an application to enrol. 

 

o Question 4 is not technically a question that Universities New Zealand
is in a position to answer, but all Chief Executive jobs for
Government are publicly advertised via the Public Service Commission. 
You can see all available jobs at this
URL: [2]https://www.publicservice.govt.nz/  

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From: K Roe

Dear Jackie Bailey,

To clarify: I did not pay a bribe to the University of Waikato.

Two out of three external examiners of my MPHil thesis retained the copies of my thesis that were sent to them for examination. That means that the Univesrity of Waikato was prohibited by demanding any more labor than 10 weeks of substantive changes and the University of Waikato was prohibited by demanding any more fees (since 10 weeks of continued labor was within the previously paid for enrolment period).

I phoned Student Loans and Allowances multiple times instructing them NOT to pay the University of Waikato any more money because they were not entitlted to invoice for any more money from me for the MPhil Degree. Despite this, I was informed that the money has already been transferred to the IRD as owing by me.

The University of Waikato invoiced the Government for 2x PhD examination for a thesis that was only ever a Masters Thesis. The government paid these fees.

The Government keeps paying the University of Waikato to hold me as a hostage -- continually laboring for them while refusing to sign off on work that is done and refusing to get work to external examiners and refusing to get it out with instructions it be examined for the correct Degree...

I would never pay a bribe.

The New Zealand Government pays them to indefinately detain me against my will.

WHERE IS MY DEGREE? FOR WORK COMPLETED IN 2018?

It is now half way through 2021...

I see Chris Whelan had plenty of time, then, to gather evidence I supplied to him and forward that evidence to the police.

I am getting 'page not found' when I follow both of the provided links

Yours sincerely,

K Roe

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Please find attached the NZVCC Financial Statements dated 30.6.2020.

Regards Jackie Bailey

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From: K Roe

Dear Jackie Bailey,

I am not seeing a list of benficiaries or donors who are putting (laundering?) money into the NZVCC Scholarship system.

I am also not seeing a list of named recipients or beneficiaries of that money.

So that people can say 'there is no such person as Joe Blow of Hamilton enrolled in Psychology BA with the University of Waikato' or so that people can say 'I am Joe Blow and $5,000 was never deposited into my bank account'.

I am still not seeing any evidence that Government Jobs (CE positions) are advertised publically. Or that they are offered to anybody who refuses to lie about their qualifications / their person.

Yours sincerely,

K Roe

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