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