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From: Cassandra Saunders

Dear Ministry of Education,

How many FTE disabilities support staff are at each university institution and if relevant why there are discrepancies in these numbers.

What is the allocation for these staff at each institution, how many minimum are required.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Saunders

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Kia ora Cassandra

Thank you for your request for information below. The Ministry will consider and respond to your request in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).

Under section 15(1) of the Act, we are required to make and inform you of our decision on your request as soon as reasonably practicable and in any case not later than 20 working days after the day on which your request is received. You can therefore expect to receive our decision on your request on or before the 12th of May 2022. If more than 20 working days are needed due to the potential workload and/or consultations involved in answering your request, we will notify you accordingly.

Please note, the Ministry may publicly release on our website the response to your request five days after you have received it. Any personal information will be removed.

In the interim, if you have any questions about your request, please email [email address].

Ngā mihi

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education ^MC
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Kia ora,

 

I refer to your request below received by the Ministry of Education on 11
April 2022.

 

In general, tertiary providers have autonomy over their internal processes
and policies, including staffing arrangements.

 

We can confirm that the Ministry does not hold the information you have
requested and have transferred your request to the following universities:

 

Auckland University

Auckland University of Technology 

University of Waikato

Massey University

Victoria University of Wellington

University of Canterbury

Lincoln University

University of Otago 

 

This decision has been made under section 14(b)(i) of the Act as the
information requested is not held by the Ministry of Education but is
believed by the person dealing with the request to be held by the relevant
university.

 

You have the right to ask an Ombudsman to review this decision. You can do
this by writing to [1][email address] or Office of the
Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington 6143.

 

Thanks

 

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education - TW
[2]education.govt.nz  |  [3]Follow us on Twitter: @educationgovtnz

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Kia ora Miss Saunders

 

This is to acknowledge receipt of the transfer of your OIA request from
the Ministry of Education regarding disability support staff numbers to
the University of Canterbury. Our reference for this request is OIA 22.27.
We will be back in touch within the timeframes outlined in the Act.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

   

          

Claire O’Connell

Information Compliance Officer

Information and Records Management

T: +64 3 369 0749 (Internal 90749)

University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wânanga o Waitaha

Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

 

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Kia ora Miss Saunders
The University acknowledges receipt of your OIA transfer from
the Ministry of Education to the University of Waikato. The University
will respond to your request in due course. 
Ngā mihi,
Liam

OIA Admin
University of Waikato
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Kia ora Cassandra,

 

Official information regarding Disabilities support staff

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
that was transferred to  Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of
Wellington from the Ministry of Education on 19 April 2022.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 18 May 2022, being 20 working days after the day
your request was received.

 

If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your
request, please do not hesitate to contact me so that these can be taken
into account.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Blair Doherty

Senior Advisor, Official Information and Privacy

Legal Services

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

[1]www.wgtn.ac.nz 

 

 

 

 

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Kia ora Cassandra,

 

The University wishes to clarify what specifically you are referring to
when you use the term disabilities support staff.

Support staff is sometimes used in the disability sector to mean the
casual/fixed term staff that work directly with students providing in
course academic assistance. For example we have sign language
interpreters, academic inclusion assistants and senior academic inclusion
assistants providing functions like assessment assistance, tailored note
taking, laboratory assistance. These staff are different from our
permanent office based specialist staff in our Disability Services team.

 

Can you please confirm if you are referring to permanent staff employed in
our Disability Services team or the casual/fixed term staff that work
directly with students on an as needed basis?

 

Ngā mihi

 

Blair Doherty

Senior Advisor, Official Information and Privacy

Legal Services

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

[1]www.wgtn.ac.nz 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Blair Doherty <[email address]> On Behalf Of OIA Requests
Sent: Wednesday, 20 April 2022 2:23 PM
To: [FOI #19114 email]
Subject: FW: Official Information request - Disabilities support staff at
tertiary institutions

 

Kia ora Cassandra,

 

Official information regarding Disabilities support staff

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
that was transferred to  Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of
Wellington from the Ministry of Education on 19 April 2022.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 18 May 2022, being 20 working days after the day
your request was received.

 

If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your
request, please do not hesitate to contact me so that these can be taken
into account.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Blair Doherty

Senior Advisor, Official Information and Privacy

Legal Services

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

[2]www.wgtn.ac.nz 

 

 

 

 

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From: Cassandra Saunders

Dear OIA Requests,

In order to clarify my request,
I would be looking for information on Permanent disabities services staff, or these specialists.

However any information on numbers in regards to staffing in these other semi-permanent or casual roles would be a useful addition.

Yours sincerely,

Cassandra Saunders

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Dear Miss Saunders

 

We acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request, which was
transferred to us from the Ministry of Education on 19 April 2022.

 

If we have any questions or need to seek clarification on any points we
will be in touch soon. Otherwise, we will seek to respond to your request
as soon as practicable and no later than 20 working days after the date
your request was received (by 18 May 2022). If we are unable to respond to
your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of this
timeframe.

 

Ngâ mihi

Mayhaka

 

Mayhaka Mendis • Acting Registrar, Office of the Registrar • Privacy
Officer • Te Whare Wânanga o Ôtâkou, University of Otago • P.O Box 56,
Dunedin • Tel +64 3 479 8993

 

 

From: University of Otago <[email address]>
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Subject: OIA Transfer letter 1285756 for Cassandra Saunders [Incident:
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Dear Ms Saunders

 

Please see the University response to your OIA attached.

I hope this information is helpful. If you require anything further, then
please let me know.

 

Kind regards

Kelly

 

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Human Resources

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Dear Cassandra

 

Reference number for your request is: 24/2022

Thank you for your request for official information, received by Massey
University by transfer from the Ministry of Education on 19/04/2022.

 

Your request has been received and logged.  As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, Massey University will respond to your request on or
before 18/05/2022.

 

The response date shown takes into account:

 1. Anzac Day (25 April 2022)

If a large amount of information has been requested or if Massey
University needs to consult to make a decision, we may need to extend this
date (this is provided for in section 15A of the Act).  

 

We will advise you if such an extension is necessary.

 

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Kia ora Miss Saunders

 

Please see the attached response to your OIA request from the University
of Canterbury.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

   

          

Claire O’Connell

Information Compliance Officer

Information and Records Management

T: +64 3 369 0749 (Internal 90749)

University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wânanga o Waitaha

Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

 

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From: Rebecca Ewert

Dear Cassandra,

I refer to your request of 11 April 2022, transferred in part to the University of Auckland by the Ministry of Education on 19 April 2022. The University's response follows:

" How many FTE disabilities support staff are at [the University of Auckland] and if relevant why there are discrepancies in these numbers."

In 2021, 28.82 FTE staff were involved with the support of students with disabilities at the University of Auckland.

"What is the allocation for these staff at [the University of Auckland], how many minimum are required."

There is no minimum staff allocation of FTE for the support of students with disabilities.

Yours sincerely,
Rebecca Ewert
General Counsel
University of Auckland

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Kia ora Cassandra

 

Following the transferral of your OIA to the Ministry of Education asking:

 

How many FTE disabilities support staff are at each university
institution.

 

I can confirm Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has dedicated staff
to support our Deaf and Disability student community.  The number of
employed staff is 18.1 FTE (full time equivalents)

 

Ngā mihi

 

Alison

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Tēnā koe Cassandra,

 

Official information regarding Disabilities support staff

 

I refer to your official information request received by the University on
19 April 2022.

 

Please find attached a response to your information request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Blair Doherty

Senior Advisor, Official Information and Privacy

Legal Services

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

[1]www.wgtn.ac.nz 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Blair Doherty <[email address]> On Behalf Of OIA Requests
Sent: Wednesday, 20 April 2022 2:23 PM
To: [FOI #19114 email]
Subject: FW: Official Information request - Disabilities support staff at
tertiary institutions

 

Kia ora Cassandra,

 

Official information regarding Disabilities support staff

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
that was transferred to  Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of
Wellington from the Ministry of Education on 19 April 2022.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 18 May 2022, being 20 working days after the day
your request was received.

 

If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your
request, please do not hesitate to contact me so that these can be taken
into account.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Blair Doherty

Senior Advisor, Official Information and Privacy

Legal Services

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

[2]www.wgtn.ac.nz 

 

 

 

 

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Kia ora Cassandra Saunders,
Please find attached decision letter. 
Ngā mihi,
Liam

OIA Admin
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105  |  Hamilton 3240  |  New
Zealand
[1]University of Waikato

On Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 2:07 PM OIA Admin <[2][email address]>
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Kia ora Miss Saunders
The University acknowledges receipt of your OIA transfer from
the Ministry of Education to the University of Waikato. The University
will respond to your request in due course. 
Ngā mihi,
Liam

OIA Admin
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105  |  Hamilton 3240  |  New
Zealand
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From: Rachel Ferguson

Good Afternoon, Cassandra

 

I am responding on behalf of the university to your recent OIA request, in
which you have asked for the following information:

 

 1. How many FTE disabilities support staff are at each university
institution and if relevant why there are discrepancies in these
numbers?

·         Our permanent staffing resource for disability-specific support
roles is 3.5FTE. 

·         We also employ casual staff to provide support to disabled
learners.

 

 2. What is the allocation for these staff at each institution, how many
minimum are required?

·         3 x Disability and Inclusion Advisors (two roles are currently
vacant).

·         1 x 0.5 Alternative Format Coordinator.

·         10 x casual staff

 

To the best of our knowledge, there are no internal or external
requirements on minimum staffing numbers.

 

Please me know if you require any further information.

 

Kind Regards

 

Rachel Ferguson

Governance and Assurance Office

 

 

 

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