Cost of PG

Jean Roberts made this Official Information request to Ministry for the Environment

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From: Jean Roberts

Dear Ministry for the Environment,

I am doing a research on the cost of Personal grievance that the Government is incurring in the last 3 years. Can I request under the Official Information Act

1- The number of Personal Grievances raised in your Ministry, in the last 3 years broken down by year , and categories (for example: Bullying, Unjustifiably disadvantaged, constructive dismissal etc)

2- (in the last 3 years) The number of Mediation that took place broken down by year

3- (in the last 3 years) The number of successful mediation broken down by year

4- (in the last 3 years) Of the PGs raised, how many went to Employment Relations Authority broken down by year?

5- (in the last 3 years) How many cases were found against the Ministry broken down by year?

6- (in the last 3 years) How much money – in total- were paid to settle these cases / or pay the fee required by ERA broken down by year?

7- How much money was covered by the Ministry’s liability insurance?

8- (in the last 3 years) How much money – in total – were paid to external Legal consultants to defend the cases filed in ERA or to prepare the responses to the case broken down by year?

9- (in the last 3 years) How many ERA cases resulted in reinstatement of employee broken down by year?

10- If a case is found against the Ministry (the Ministry lost), what are the consequences to the Manager involved in the incident?

I await your response within 20 working days of the receipt of this request. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,


Yours faithfully,

Jean Roberts

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Kia ora Jean Roberts,

Thank you for your Official Information Act request received on

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Kia ora Jean


Attached is a response to your request for information.


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Ministerial Services

Ministry for the Environment – Manatû Mô Te Taiao


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