Requested from DOLE by Grace A. Graciadas at 09:22 PM on
Aug 12, 2020.
Purpose: Public interest
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2020 - 08/12/2020
Tracking no: #DOLE-699337684376
Dear Ms. Graciadas: This refers to your query entitled: "POLO-HK Accredited Agencies". Please be informed of the following response from POLO-Hong Kong: On the issue that the accreditation of employment agencies were granted without explanation or public consultation, POLO-HK is compliant with the mandate and guidelines in processing the applications for accreditations and nothing in any guidelines or process that such explanation was required before the accreditation can be granted. As per POLO-HK records, it has received so many request for information citing the Executive Order on Freedom of Information, and for this reason, it assigned a dedicated staff to respond to the so many request wherein some of them came from this email sender. Also for the above reason, POLO-HK adopted the procedure provided in Section 9 of Executive Order No. 2 s.2016 in all request for information under this Executive Order for the protection of privacy of anybody under Section 7. The procedure being adopted by the POLO-HK are as follows: a. Any person who requests access to information shall submit a written request to POLO-HK, the request shall state the name and contact information of the requesting party, provide proof of identification i.g. government issued ID such as passport or HKID; b. The request shall be stamped by the receiving AS indicating the date and time of receipt; c. POLO-HK shall respond to such request fully compliant with sub-section (a) hereof for a period of not exceeding fifteen (115) working days the receipt thereof; and d. The requesting party shall shoulder the cost of reproduction or copying of the information required. For your guidance. Respectfully yours, Dir. ALICE Q. VISPERAS FOI Decision Maker
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