Publication Scheme - Guide to Information

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Who we are and what we do
This class contains information on:

The roles and responsibilities of the organization and those working at a senior level in the organization

The aims, objectives and functions of the organization

Legislation relevant to the organization’s function

Lists of organizations with which the Observatory works in partnership

Lists and biographical details of senior staff of the Observatory and members of the Observatory and Planetarium Board of Governors and Management Committee

Location and contact details

General information
star.arm.ac.uk/general-info.html

Annual audited accounts – Management Commentary
star.arm.ac.uk/FOI/annual-financial-report/

Annual Report
star.arm.ac.uk/annrep/

Business Plan
star.arm.ac.uk/administration/business-plan/

Administrative structure
star.arm.ac.uk/admin.html

Contact details
star.arm.ac.uk/contact.html

Staff details
star.arm.ac.uk/staff/staff.html

Other information in this class can be obtained by writing to The Administrator, Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG, e-mail: administratorat signarm.ac.uk

Digital copies of documents are provided free of charge. Hard copies are at the following rates:
single A4 black and white page is 2.5p,
single A4 coloured page is 10p,
double-sided pages are twice these rates.
What we spend and how we spend it
This class contains information on:

Budgets and periodic projections

Major plans for capital expenditure

Financial audit reports

Annual audited accounts
star.arm.ac.uk/FOI/annual-financial-report/

Business Plan
star.arm.ac.uk/administration/business-plan/

Other information in this class can be obtained by writing to The Administrator at the address given above.

As above
Staff Pay and Grading Structures

Lists of major contracts awarded and their value and contracts currently available for public tender

Financial statements for major projects and events

Internal financial procedures

Staff Pay and Grading Structures
www.pay.nics.gov.uk/

Other information in this class can be obtained by writing to The Administrator at the address given above.

As above
What our priorities are and how we are doing
This class contains information on:
The annual business plan

The annual report

Internal and external performance reviews

Key performance indicators

The risk register

Audit Committee minutes

Audit reports

Annual Report
star.arm.ac.uk/annrep/

Business Plan
star.arm.ac.uk/administration/business-plan/

Other information in this class can be obtained by writing to The Administrator at the address given above.

As above
How we make decisions
This class contains information on:

Minutes of Board of Governors and Management Committee meetings

Reports submitted to these meetings

Minutes of meetings of the Board of Governors and the Management Committee
http://star.arm.ac.uk/FOI/minutes/

As above
Our policies and procedures
This class contains information on:

Personnel and operating policies and procedures

Memoranda of understanding

Management Statement and Financial Memorandum

Policies and Procedures
http://star.arm.ac.uk/FOI/

Other information in this class can be obtained by writing to The Administrator at the address given above.

As above
Lists and Registers
This class contains information on:

Registers of gifts and hospitality

Register of interests

Fixed assets register

Register of losses and special payments

The registers are available for inspection. To make an appointment please write to The Administrator at the address given above. As above
The services we offer
This class contains information on:

Services for members of the public

Leaflets and booklets

Research Topics
star.arm.ac.uk/research.html

Research Papers
star.arm.ac.uk/preprints/

Public Information and Media Releases
star.arm.ac.uk/public-relations.html

Leaflets
star.arm.ac.uk/leaflets.html

Meteorological Data
climate.arm.ac.uk

As above

Last Revised: 2014 February 19th