Role responsible for Microsoft Office 365 free licenses

Dave Lane made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Department of Internal Affairs should have responded by now (details and exceptions). The requester can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Dave Lane

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I am trying to work out which role in government made the decision to offer school students (e.g. at my local high school) "free" licenses for Microsoft Office 365. I would also like to know when it was made. Is it a role within DIA? If not, please inform me where this decision was made.

Yours faithfully,

Dave Lane

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Department of Internal Affairs

Kia ora Dave

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email).

As the information you have requested is not held by the Department of Internal Affairs, but is believed to be held by, and more closely related to the functions of the Ministry of Education , we are transferring your request to that agency for response, in accordance with section 14(b)(i) and (ii) of the Official Act 1982.

You can expect to hear from the receiving agency shortly in regard to your request. 
If you would like to contact them directly, you are able to email them at the following address:

[email address]

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision to transfer.  Information about how to make a complaint is available at or Freephone 0800 802 602.  

Ngā mihi,

Rebecca Kearns | Principal Governance Advisor | Governance, Risk and Assurance |
Strategy and Governance Branch
The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua   
45 Pipitea Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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