18084 – Second jobs held by Firefighters

Ref: FOI/18084

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 5th June 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

The number of firefighters “moonlighting” or who have registered as having second jobs.

Reply

551

Request

A breakdown of the type of second jobs these firefighters are working in.

Reply

Please see attached.

FOI19084
List of secondary employment types 1.0 Download

Request

If possible please provide the average number of hours clocked by firefighters who have second jobs in these roles per year.

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not record this information.

Request

The most hours a single firefighter has spent working in a second job.

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not record this information.

Request

If there is a register of second jobs held by firefighters please provide this in as much detail as possible in line with data protection exemptions.

Reply

As above

Request

The highest rank of firefighter to have a second job and what this job is

Reply

GcdrB – Community First Responder

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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18063 – Non-Disclosure Agreements

Ref: FOI/18063

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 25th April 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

  1. A) How many non-disclosure agreements has the authority agreed in each of the calendar years of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017? Please provide individual figures per year. Please also provide reasons for the agreements being agreed where possible (e.g. 2 whistleblower complaints). Please provide the total number of NDAs but also the different types of NDA agreements (e.g. whistleblower complaint/ / sexual harassment complaint etc.). Please make clear if the agreements concern commercial companies rather than employees.
  2. B) Please provide the total amount of financial compensation awarded as part of these agreements for the entirety of this period in £.

Please provide the information in the attached spreadsheet.

Below is a definition if helpful:

“Non-disclosure agreements

Non-Disclosure Agreements is a catch-all term for agreements that include confidentiality clauses – sometimes referred to as gagging causes.

They are used in employment contracts for a range of purposes including, for example, protecting intellectual property, trade secrets or other confidential information such as customer details.

They are also commonly used in agreements that are reached between employers and employees when employment is terminated (known as settlement agreements).However, there has also been criticism of their use in sexual harassment cases, with concerns that they may be used to conceal improper, discriminatory or even illegal behaviour or to impede reporting of such behaviour to the proper authorities.”

Source:

https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/women-and-equalities-committee/news-parliament-2017/sexual-harassment-workplace-evidence-17-191/

Authorities are duty bound to reveal these agreements under the FOIA, as made clear in this government guidance concerning NDAs.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/non-disclosure-agreements/non-disclosure-agreements

Reply

Please see attached.

FOI18063
Non Disclosure Agreement Disclosure 1.0 Download

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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