Go-ahead for new FOI system
Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:51 Schroder, Johnathan
Implementation plans for a new FOI system are well underway and the Standards and Information Rights Team are working hard to ensure a smooth transition.
The new case management system (iCasework) will be a welcome and much-needed improvement to the handling of cases and will assist the council in achieving the Corporate Plan target of responding to 90% of requests for information received under the FOI Act within statutory timeframes.
iCasework will make better use of resources and:
• allow active monitoring of deadlines
• improve management reporting
• provide greater transparency with an automated disclosure log
• improve data quality.
All Link Officers have received the necessary training and managers, assistant directors and directors are being asked to support their Link Officers during this transition period.
The new system, integrated with the soon to launch new corporate website, will also enable FOI responses to be published on the council's website when they are sent.
Changes are underway in the Governance Service. Look out for news on the launch of the new Committee Papers system, coming soon.