MoD Organizational Information

Joshua Grainger made this Official Information request to Ministry of Defence

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From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Ministry of Defence,

I would like to request under the Official Information Act some information related to how the Ministry of Defence is structured. I would like to request:

* A list of all departments/divisions that exist in the Ministry, the number of staff working for each, and the job titles of each staff member. If there are sub-departments or subdivisions can I please have the lines of accountability for each (eg the Policy Analyst in the Policy Division reports to the Policy Manager, who reports to the Secretary of Defence)

Basically; I'm looking for an organizational flowchart of the Ministry. To give some idea of what I'm looking for, here is a flowchart for the Tararua District Council:

Feel free to contact me if you want me to clarify my request. I would prefer an electronic response emailed to me at this email address.

Yours faithfully,

Joshua Grainger

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Dear Joshua

The Ministry of Defence acknowledges receipt of your email and will get
back to you soon with a response.

Kind regards
Information Team

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Good afternoon Joshua

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From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Mr McKinnon,

Thank you very much for your response, but it doesn't answer my request. The organizational chart, if you're referring to the one on pg 18 of the 2012 Statement of Intent, doesn't contain the detail that I asked for. In particular:

* it only gives 6 staff titles (the Director and the Deputy Directors), not the titles of all of who work for the Ministry, and it doesn't spell out how many staff work under each Director

I do thank you very much for trying to help me, and I believe it may have answered part of my request (the lines of reporting/accountability) but it doesn't answer all of my request, namely, trying to figure out what each staff member does.

Yours sincerely,

Joshua Grainger

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The 2012 Statement of Intent is here:

Information about the divisions in MoD appears to be available here:

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