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Processing requests for names of public sector employees work sheet

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The Ombudsman’s general position is that there is usually no basis for withholding staff names if all that would be revealed is what they did in their official capacity. However, withholding staff names may be justified in particular circumstances.

This work sheet will help you to decide whether those circumstances are present in a particular case. It covers the withholding grounds most likely to be relevant in this context. More detailed information is available in our Names and contact details of public sector employees guide.


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