False Name Start Date and Name of MSD Head at that time.

Gregory Soar made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

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From: Gregory Soar

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

1. Please let me know the earliest date that WINZ began using false names when dealing with clients.

2. Please let me know the name of the person heading MSD (or it’s equivalent) at the date of first use of false names.

3. Was Peter Hughes, the current State Services Commissioner, at any time heading MSD during the time of WINZ using false names when dealing with some clients?

Yours faithfully,

Gregory Soar

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe Gregory Soar

Thank you for your email received 18 December 2018, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National office to respond. You may expect a response to be sent to you as soon as possible.

Please note that the period commencing 25 December 2018 and ending 15 January 2019 does not count as 'working days' as defined in section 2 of the Official Information Act 1982. Due to this holiday, a decision about your response would be due on 7 February 2019.

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Ministry of Social Development

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Good morning Mr Soar,

 

As per your email sent on 10 January 2019, this email is to confirm that
your request made on 18 December 2018 regarding details of the Ministry's
use of pseudonyms has been closed.

 

Nā mātou noa, nā

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team  |  Ministerial and Executive
Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

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