Ministry of Education's Response to Ombudsman OIA Review

Joshua Grainger made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

The authority would like to / has responded by post to this request.

From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Ministry of Education,

In the Ombudsman's report on into the Ministry of Education's management of OIA processes regarding the Christchurch School closures the following comment was included from the Ministry of Education: "We believe that the Ministry OIA process is sound and one that ensures that relevant internal stakeholders are consulted before a decision is made on a request. However, the Ministry has requested Ministry of Social Development to undertake a peer review of our processes and we will undertake to consider implementing any improvements identified"

I would like to request:

* The terms of reference which MSD has received, if any, regarding the scope of their review of MoE OIA processes
* The date that MSD is due to deliver their report
* A copy of any report (or any other document) that MoE has received regarding MSD's peer review

The report also said that one of the measures that the Ministry would take to alleviate issues one and two of the Ombudsman report would be to update guidelines and insure that staff have sufficient guidance on how to implement various parts of the Official Information Act. I would like to request:

* A copy of any guidelines, instructions, manuals or other document that the Ministry of Education gave to staff to help them implement the Official Information Act prior to the Ombudsman's review
* A copy of any guidelines, instructions, manuals or other document that the Ministry of Education has created or drafted in response to the Ombudsman's report.

I imagine that a lot of documents that my OIA request will currently be being created. In order to alleviate this, could the Ministry consider:
a) consider documents caught in my request from the date that my request is processed, rather than only identifying documents that are in existence at the date my request is sent?
b) tell me the approximate dates that any future documents will be created, so that I can come back and request the documents later?

In the event that any documents are withheld I would like to request the titles, subject matter, and dates of those documents.

Yours faithfully,

Joshua Grainger

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Ministry of Education


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Good morning Mr Grainger,

 

Please find attached a letter acknowledging the Ministry’s receipt of your
Official Information Act request of 18 December 2012.

 

If you have any problems accessing the document, please contact
Ministerial Requests.

 

Sincerely,

Ministerial Requests

 

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From: Malcolm Bell
Ministry of Education

Dear Joshua

 

We have the response to you r OIA request of 18 December 2012.  There is a
large number of papers provided.  Can you please give a physical  address
where we can send the hard copy to – quite happy of course for you to scan
and put them up on the FYI site.

 

Kind regards

 

Malcolm Bell

Principal Advisor Ministerial Quality Assurance

Ministry of Education

Private Bag 1666

Thorndon

Wellington 6140

New Zealand

Ext: 48140

DDI: 00 64 4 463 8140

 

"What is conceived well is expressed clearly, and the words to say it come
easily." Nicolas Boileau, French XVIIth century critic, via Menno van Dam,
EIA

 

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Luke left an annotation ()

I think the useful information would be:

- any peer review findings from MSD.

- new guidance, manuals, etc developed by the Ministry in response to the Ombudsman's report.

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From: Malcolm Bell
Ministry of Education

Dear Joshua

 

I still have no reply to the email I sent you last week. There are too
many documents to email you easily; we have the material, but I need a
hard copy address to post them to.

 

Kind regards

 

Malcolm Bell

Principal Advisor Ministerial Quality Assurance

Ministry of Education

Private Bag 1666

Thorndon

Wellington 6140

New Zealand

Ext: 48140

DDI: 00 64 4 463 8140

 

 

 

From: Malcolm Bell
Sent: Thursday, 7 February 2013 8:56 a.m.
To: '[OIA #694 email]'
Subject: OIA response - Joshua Grainger

 

Dear Joshua

 

We have the response to you r OIA request of 18 December 2012.  There is a
large number of papers provided.  Can you please give a physical  address
where we can send the hard copy to – quite happy of course for you to scan
and put them up on the FYI site.

 

Kind regards

 

Malcolm Bell

Principal Advisor Ministerial Quality Assurance

Ministry of Education

Private Bag 1666

Thorndon

Wellington 6140

New Zealand

Ext: 48140

DDI: 00 64 4 463 8140

 

"What is conceived well is expressed clearly, and the words to say it come
easily." Nicolas Boileau, French XVIIth century critic, via Menno van Dam,
EIA

 

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From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Malcolm Bell,

My apologies for the lateness of my reply. I have been travelling over the last week, which made it difficult to write a reply. My address is:

Joshua Grainger
22 Taurima Street
Christchurch 8042

Yours sincerely,

Joshua Grainger

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From: Malcolm Bell
Ministry of Education

Thanks Joshua. We'll send it off to you tomorrow.

Cheers
 
Malc
 
Malcolm Bell
Manager, Ministerials Unit
Ministry of Education
Private Bag 1666
Thorndon
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Ext: 48140
DDI: 00 64 4 463 8140
 
"What is conceived well is expressed clearly, and the words to say it come easily." Nicolas Boileau, French XVIIth century critic, via Menno van Dam, EIA

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Joshua Grainger left an annotation ()

I will upload the documents and annotate them to this request. If I have not within a reasonable period, and others are interested in the documents, just post an annotation asking to and I'll make sure to get onto it.

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Luke left an annotation ()

Joshua

Did the Ministry of Education (MoE) supply a copy of the peer review findings written by MSD (or had that not been written yet at the time MoE responded to your request)?

Did the MoE supply any new guidance, manuals, etc developed by MoE in response to the Ombudsman's report?

Regards

Luke

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Joshua Grainger left an annotation ()

Apologies for the delay. Here are the files:

https://mega.co.nz/#!HMkSjS7Y!bZqCjEgCwk... (27.7 MB)
https://mega.co.nz/#!7ZMgkKYb!fw-oF22ciE... (52.4 MB)

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