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Decision-making criteria for the vetting team

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From: S Liu

Dear Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children,

I would like to find out the decision-making criteria used by the vetting team when making determinations for Vulnerable Children Act 2014 requests. I would also like to find out the channel to dispute its determination.

Yours faithfully,

S Liu

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Kia ora S Liu

Please see our response to your request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Ministerial Support

PO Box 546, Wellington 6140

* E: [1][email address]

 

Dear Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children,

 

I would like to find out the decision-making criteria used by the vetting
team when making determinations for Vulnerable Children Act 2014 requests.
I would also like to find out the channel to dispute its determination.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

S Liu

 

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From: S Liu

Dear OIA_Requests (OT),

This is not the information I was requesting at all. To provide some context, an external employer made a Vulnerable Children's Act vetting request to OT, and I am aware that the vetting could come back in one of three possible outcomes. I'm trying to understand what is the decision-making process behind OT's assigning a vetting request to each level, and what can I do to dispute this finding as it is completely inaccurate and prejudicial to my employment prospect.

Yours sincerely,

S Liu

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Kia ora S Liu,

Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, Oranga Tamariki does not have a
specific channel for just challenging the vetting process. If something
comes up on someone's background check it is reviewed by the People Leader
and they will determine the risk associated with what is disclosed and
whether to proceed with the applicant. Vetting is completed in accordance
with the requirements of the specific role.

 

In your case, if you wish to pursue things further, Oranga Tamariki will
need to go back to the role that was applied for, and speak to the People
Leader who conducted the hiring and ask them to provide some more detail
around the vetting disclosed. This will need to be supported by both
Recruitment and HR.  if you wish to contact the recruitment team, please
email [1][email address].

 

 

Nāku noa, nā

 

Ministerial Support

PO Box 546, Wellington 6140

* E: [2]OIA [email address]

 

Dear OIA_Requests (OT),

 

This is not the information I was requesting at all. To provide some
context, an external employer made a Vulnerable Children's Act vetting
request to OT, and I am aware that the vetting could come back in one of
three possible outcomes. I'm trying to understand what is the
decision-making process behind OT's assigning a vetting request to each
level, and what can I do to dispute this finding as it is completely
inaccurate and prejudicial to my employment prospect.

 

Yours sincerely,

S Liu

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the person or entity to which it is addressed. The information it contains
may be confidential and legally privileged. Any retransmission,
dissemination or other sharing of the contents of this email with
unauthorised persons may be unlawful. If you are not the intended
recipient, please notify us immediately and destroy all copies of this
email. Thank you. Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children accepts no
responsibility for changes made to this email or to any attachments after
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From: S Liu

Dear OIA_Requests (OT),

I do not believe that whoever is handling this request is reading it thoroughly at all! The request still speaks as if I was talking about OT's internal hire process, when it's external organisations that made the vetting request. Also to provide context, those were not "employers" because of OT's vetting precluded me from employment altogether.
To make it explicitly clear, I want to know why my (or anyone else's) vetting request came back as "may be of concern"-- what policy, procedure, or criteria guided such decisions? And what can I do if I disagree with the finding?

Yours sincerely,

S Liu

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Kia ora S Liu,

Thank you for your email. When Oranaga Tamariki completes vetting on
behalf of external agencies for potential employees, the information
provided is deemed confidential and is not released by us externally.

If you wish to query this further, we recommend engaging directly with the
external agency who made the vetting request.

Nāku noa, nā

 

Ministerial Support

PO Box 546, Wellington 6140

* E: [1]OIA [email address]

 

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the person or entity to which it is addressed. The information it contains
may be confidential and legally privileged. Any retransmission,
dissemination or other sharing of the contents of this email with
unauthorised persons may be unlawful. If you are not the intended
recipient, please notify us immediately and destroy all copies of this
email. Thank you. Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children accepts no
responsibility for changes made to this email or to any attachments after
transmission. ------------------------------

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