Freedom of Information (FOI)

As a Statutory Authority, the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) in compliance with the Freedom of Information Law, 2007, is committed to transparency and openness to information held by this Authority.

The Freedom of Information Law (FOI) was passed the 19th October, 2007 and became effective 5th January, 2009. This gives the public the right of access to records held by public authorities. Concomitantly, the Law provides exemptions to information which could be damaging on a personal or commercial level or to the security of the Cayman Islands. Details are available on the website of the Office of the Ombudsman.

The FOI Law was revised in 2018 to incorporate the changeover from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to the newly formed Office of the Ombudsman. This version now reflects FOI Law 10 of 2007 consolidated with Law 19 of 2012 and Law 27 of 2017, the latter of which detailed the necessary changes to transition from the ICO to the Ombudsman formally.

UCCI's Governance website fulfills the University College's obligations for our governance processes and decisions to be open and transparent to both our public stakeholders as well as to staff and students. Please check the site to see if the information you require is already available.

Requests for access to information held by UCCI can be directed to:

Mrs. Lucille Kong (Information Manager)

Location:
University of the Cayman Islands (UCCI)
168 Olympic Way, George Town, Grand Cayman

Mailing Address:
PO Box 702
Grand Cayman KY1-1107
Cayman Islands

Phone: (345) 623-0563
Fax: (345) 949-6781

 

 

The records held by the University College of the Cayman Islands have been grouped into broad classes or categories reflective of functions. This will facilitate identifying the type and location of information requested.

  • Function – Administration
  • Accounting Records
  • Faculty and Staff HR Records
  • Internal Communication
  • Policy Documents
  • University Laws
  • Function – Operational
  • Student Accounts
  • Student Scholastic Records
  • Student Services Records
  • Learning Resource Centre Records

Further information may be found by viewing the PDF icon 2016-17 Publication Scheme (PDF).

In order to facilitate a prompt response, an FOI request should be in writing either by letter, email, or facsimile and should include the following:

  • Name
  • Address (postal or email)
  • Contact telephone number (if possible, to facilitate further clarification)

The FOI team at the University College will respond to your request within 30 calendar days which includes week-ends and public holidays. Under the law the Authority can extend this time to a further 30 days. In the event of this, notification shall be given to the requestor.

For details of the exemptions within the law, please visit the website of the Office of the Ombudsman.

Requests or the inspection of records are not subject to a fee. However, there may be fees attached if the request warrants a change of the information format. For details on the FOI fee regulations please log on to the Ombudsman's website.

If you make a request under the Freedom of Information Law and are not satisfied with our response, you are entitled to an internal review. If you believe you are entitled to an internal review, please put your appeal in writing and either e-mail or post it to the Information Manager. Include your name, address, telephone number and the reference number at the top of our letter or e-mail to you. You have 30 calendar days from the date of receipt of a refusal to request an internal review. Please explain why you would like us to review our original response.

Under section 33 of the FOI Law, you may ask for an Internal Review of a response to your request:

  • If you were refused access
  • If you were granted partial access to the record(s) specified in your application
  • If your request was deferred
  • If there was a refusal to amend or annotate an official document containing personal information
  • If a fee was charged for action taken* or if you disagree with the amount of the fee charged
  • Where the decision was taken by a person other than the responsible Minister, Chief Officer or Principal Officer of the public authority

If you are dissatisfied with the decision of the internal review, or an internal review was not available, you can seek an appeal from the Ombudsman:

Office of the Ombudsman
3rd Floor, Anderson Square
64 Shedden Road, George Town
PO Box 2252
Grand Cayman, KY1-1107

Phone: (345) 946-6283

As a Statutory Authority, the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) in compliance with the Freedom of Information Law, 2007, is committed to transparency and openness to information held by this Authority.

The Freedom of Information Law was passed the 19th October, 2007 and became effective 5th January, 2009. This gives the public the right of access to records held by public authorities. Concomitantly, the Law provides exemptions to information which could be damaging on a personal or commercial level or to the security of the Cayman Islands. Details of these exemptions are available on the FOI Unit website.

Disclosure Log

The disclosure log is intended to provide details of FOI requests that may stimulate the interest of the wider public.

The outcomes of the summarised requests are listed in the log and where it was deemed necessary to withhold the record, the relevant section/subsection of the law governing the exemption is included.

Where practical, the documents concerned have been scanned and made available online.

 

Year Request Number Request Details Outcome
2009 26129 Records related to the salary scale of managers employed by the institution. Granted in full
27804 Records related to consultants on contracts. Granted in full
28131 Records related to expenses for the budget years 2008 and 2009. Exempt
S.16 (b) (1)
28947 Records related to rental locations: cost, square footage of the space and the expiry date of the lease. Granted in full
29414 Records related to minimum teaching requirements and the academic qualifications of the Professors. Granted in full
2010 32148 Records related to position filled by persons on a work permit; a list of administrative vacancies with the accompanying salary scale. Granted in full
2015 70546 I have just been made aware that on or around 4th November, a request for the following information was sent to a large number of (if not all) public authorities:
·        Copies of all current contracts with private security firms
·        The amount spent on private security for each of the past five financial years
·        The number of private security guards used for each of the past five financial years

Granted in part/
(exempted section )

16 (c)
2016 71387

This is a broad request but may not involve all government agencies so I have confined the list to ministries and department most likely to be impacted but I would be grateful if it could be forwarded to any managers that should be included. 

I would like to request the details of all the public contracts that government has entered into be it for goods or services with the Security Centre Ltd for the last five years. I would like this to include not just major contracts procured via the CTC but the smaller ones too that may not have required any RFPs or other formal procurement processes.

I am grateful for your assistance.

Granted in full
2016 71598

“I am a Caymanian job seeker and would like a list of all your ministry/department's jobs which are currently held by work permit holders whose permits expire this year or next year.
I am particularly interested in the areas of finance and office administration/management.
I only require job title and permit expiry date.
If you cannot furnish this information, please let me know where I can obtain it.”

Granted in full
2016 73536

Is the strategic plan for UCCI available to the public? If so could you please advise me on where I can get a copy for academic purposes?

Granted in full