Scottish Public Pensions Agency IT Department: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02211
Date received: 2 October 2017
Date responded: 27 October 2017

Information requested

Information relating to the organisations internal plans and strategies around the following departments:

Information Technology

A. IM&T, IS, ICT Strategy 2016 (Not Clinical Strategy)

B. IM&T, IS, ICT Business/Departmental Plan 2017/18- Update/Version

C. IM&T, IS, ICT Department Org Chart

For the documents I have requested above I require the most recent 2018 version/update. If there're documents that have not yet been published, then please provide me with the relevant date of when these documents will be available.


A. ICT Strategy.

An exemption under section 27(1) of FOISA applies to all the information requested because we intend to publish that information within 12 weeks of the date of your request. We consider that it is reasonable to withhold the information until that date, rather than release all this information before the planned publication date.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption. There is a greater public interest in taking the time necessary to ensure the information has been properly collated and checked before it is published as planned. Also, we see no public interest in disrupting our programme of work to release the information ahead of the intended publication date.

B. ICT Departmental Business Plan

Please see Document Annex A attached to this email. This is not an individual IT Business Plan, but is part of the Corporate Services Business Plan.

C. ICT Structure

Director of Corporate Services

Deputy Director of Corporate Services

IT Manager (Temp)

Database Manager (x1)

Assistant Database Manager (x2)

IT Administrator

About FOI

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FOI-17-02211 - Annex A - IT Team Tasks.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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