The Appointment of Mr Tom Winsor as Chief Inspector HMIC

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8 Responses

  1. Brief Encounter says:

    Whilst I think that you may have a valid point in wanting to know who was rejected, I think that your request for all the minutes etc goes too far, it will after all contain highly personal information about the candidate and may reveal details and methods of vetting procedures. In relation to those who were rejected, place yourself in their shoes, would you really want everyone to know about the jobs that you had applied for and been rejected for?

    • I think the most important issue is about who the candidates were. As for my request for minutes and other documents, my intention was to try and establish the openness (or lack of it) in the process. They always retain the right to provide me with documents suitably redacted if they contain details such as you suggest. I am not in the slightest bit interested in reading personal information on any of them, but I think it’s incumbent upon the Home Office to demonstrate a level playing field.

  2. Brief Encounter says:

    Whilst I think that you may have a valid point in wanting to know who was rejected, I think that your request for all the minutes etc goes too far, it will after all contain highly personal information about the candidate and may reveal details and methods of vetting procedures. In relation to those who were rejected, place yourself in their shoes, would you really want everyone to know about the jobs that you had applied for and been rejected for?

    • I think the most important issue is about who the candidates were. As for my request for minutes and other documents, my intention was to try and establish the openness (or lack of it) in the process. They always retain the right to provide me with documents suitably redacted if they contain details such as you suggest. I am not in the slightest bit interested in reading personal information on any of them, but I think it’s incumbent upon the Home Office to demonstrate a level playing field.

  3. Frustrated flannel says:

    When you are the rule writer, you adapt the rules!
    I very much doubt the answers will be forth coming.
    Please don’t stop trying though.

    • I have no intention of stopping trying as it were. Unfortunately for me I have always challenged unfairness in the workplace and now that I have the freedom to say more, I do.

  4. Frustrated flannel says:

    When you are the rule writer, you adapt the rules!
    I very much doubt the answers will be forth coming.
    Please don’t stop trying though.

    • I have no intention of stopping trying as it were. Unfortunately for me I have always challenged unfairness in the workplace and now that I have the freedom to say more, I do.

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