Names and contact details of public sector employees

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This guide provides advice on how to deal with OIA and LGOIMA requests for the names and contact details of public sector employees.

It was developed in consultation with a range of agencies subject to the OIA and LGOIMA, including the Privacy Commissioner and the State Services Commission.

It sets out the Ombudsman’s general position on staff names and contact details.

It describes the circumstances in which withholding may be justified, and the factors to take into account in making that decision.

It links to a work sheet and case notes to illustrate the Ombudsman’s approach.

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