An Auckland Council Organisation
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
09 355 3553 Website
10 October 2018
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA)
We refer to your request for official information dated 11 September 2018 regarding
employment checks carried out on existing staff for internal vacancies. Please find our
response to your questions below:
How many criminal background checks has Council and its CCOs carried out on its
existing staff for internal vacancies?
Auckland Transport has carried out two criminal background checks.
Name all the positions/job titles that required these criminal background checks?
How many internal criminal background checks were conducted without the
None was carried out without the applicant's consent.
How many internal staff failed the criminal background checks?
Of those who failed the criminal background check, how many are still employed by
Council and their CCOs?
One staff, but in previous role and was not able to progress to Transport Officer.
What is the total value spent on criminal background checks in the past year and how
much from that was spent on internal vacancies?
Total value spent is $10,493.24 and $59.56 spent on internal vacancies.
Please provide any internal document or policy that outlines the criteria for assessing
whether an internal vacancy requires a criminal background check.
No formal documentation, roles are for Transport Officers, which to gain a warrant need to
have a criminal background check in order to receive.
We trust the above information has addressed the matters raised however, should you
believe that we have not responded appropriately to your request, you have the right in
accordance with section 27(3) of the LGOIMA to make a complaint to the Office of the
Ombudsman to seek an investigation and review in regard to this matter.
If you have any further queries, please contact Transport on (09) 355 3553 during business
hours, quoting Local Government Official Information request number CAS-860625-X1 D2J3.
Caryn Dawson Group Manager HR Consulting
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