Freedom of Information
This is the publication scheme drawn up under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 covering the Office of Manpower Economics and the Pay Review Bodies and the Police Boards (referred to hereafter as review bodies). The purpose of this publication scheme is to set out:
Classes of information these bodies commit to publish as a matter of course.
How this information will be published.
Whether the information is available free of charge or on payment.
You should bear in mind that organisations which submit evidence to the review bodies, eg Government Departments, Trades Unions, Local Authorities may publish their evidence on their respective websites. OME and the review bodies do not publish this on this website and enquiries on evidence submitted by other organisations should be referred directly to the submitting organisation.
Though the OME and the review bodies are independent of Government, the majority of OME staff are civil servants in the Department for Business Innovation & Skills. BIS is responsible for the OME estate. Issues concerning OME "pay and rations" eg Human Resources, IT, Health and Safety should be directed to BIS.
There is no commitment to publish information held by OME and the review bodies for more than 3 years.
If you do not have computer printing facilities, OME will take screen prints of any pages you wish to have copies of, and send these to you at no charge. This does not, however, extend to publications, which are published by The Stationery Office.
Information about the FOI Act is available from the Information Commissioner's Office.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
The provisions of the FOI Act came into effect on 1 January 2005, from which date OME and the review bodies have made available, under the provisions of the Act, information listed in our publication schemes.
The information produced by the Office of Manpower Economics and review bodies produce is subject to Crown copyright. The material listed in this Publication Scheme is Crown copyright where stated. The text in the Crown copyright documents (excluding the Royal Arms and departmental logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium providing that it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must be acknowledged as Crown copyright and the title of the document specified. For guidance on Crown copyright please visit the website for Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
Under Section 36 of the FOI Act, the "qualified person" for OME and the review bodies is the Director and Head of Management Unit of OME.
FORMAT AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Our publication scheme is only available in this format. OME and the review bodies do not routinely publish any of their documents in languages other than English. In some instances, a Review Body report may also be printed in Welsh.
Naturally we hope you do not need to complain about how we deal with a request for information. However, if you are not satisfied with the way we handle your request you may complain or appeal by writing to the Open Government Liaison Officer, Office of Manpower Economics, 6th Floor, Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AD. Alternatively you can fax to 020 7271 0499 or e-mail email@example.com. We undertake to respond within 20 working days of receipt of your complaint or appeal.
If you remain unhappy with the response you receive, you may then complain or appeal to the Information Commissioner who's details may be found at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
OME Freedom of Information Officer:
Steven Mokogwu, Office of Manpower Economics, 6th Floor, Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AD.
Tel:020 7271 0497 Fax:020 7271 0499 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org