The Department of Administration considers media requests important and aims to respond as quickly as possible in order to accommodate deadlines. You can help us respond in a timely manner, by keeping in mind the following guidance:
◾To accommodate quick deadlines, the department will access readily available reports and data sources. Helpful hint: the more information provided about the context of information requests, the more accurate and timely the department can respond.
◾If readily available reports and data sources do not accurately fulfill information requests, the department may need to generate a special report or data extracts. Generally, this requires programmer or staff time, which must be scheduled in. Helpful hint: the more specific and detailed the request, the more likely it is to require a special report. However, it should not be assumed that any request is an “easy” or “complex” as sometimes information can be found in an existing report and other times it may reside in a database that requires data extraction. To ensure deadlines can be met, information requests should be made as early as possible.
◾The Director, Deputy Director and Administrators will always try to accommodate interview requests; however, occasionally scheduling conflicts will occur. Helpful hint: the longer lead time given for scheduling, the more likely an interview can be accommodated.
◾The Department of Administration embraces a philosophy that transparency is imperative. It is our priority to assist you with your requests for information and interviews. Helpful hint: Contact the Director's Office for information and interviews. Staff will facilitate the request and quickly direct you to the appropriate person.