Publication Scheme

Publication Scheme

Publication Scheme under Freedom of Information Act, 2014.

Introduction:

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board, (from here after referred to as as MSLETB) has prepared and published a Publication Scheme concerning the information of MSLETB in conformity with a Model and Guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014. The Scheme comes into effect on the 14th April, 2016.

Purpose of Scheme:

The Scheme is designed to facilitate the provision of information to the greatest extent possible, except for information exempted under the Act and, in preparing, reviewing or revising a Publication Scheme, an FOI body shall have regard to the public interest in:

(a) allowing public access to information held by the FOI body;
(b) the publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body; and
(c) publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.

Scheme Format and Access:

The Scheme is web based with links from it to information under six headings as set out below which will be updated as provided for under the Act. A hard copy will be available for viewing by appointment also.

Six Information Sets:

Information will be provided under the following six headings:

A. Information About the FOI Body

B. Functions and Public Services Provided or to be provided

C. Decision Making procedures

D. Financial Information

E. Procurement

F. Information Routinely Published and Miscellaneous