Request for information – FOI14514
Thank you for your email of 1 January 2015, requesting the following information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act FOIA 2000:
- What are the Civil Service Job Grade equivalents for all Ordnance Survey Job Grades?
- If Ordnance Survey exceeds the Car Parking allocation for its staff at Explorer House in Southampton, what steps would be taken to alleviate the issue?
- Has Ordnance Survey considered migrating its HR for Recruitment over to WCN, as used by the majority of OGDs?
- Does Ordnance Survey use the Government Secure Intranet and, if not, what system does it use instead?
- What Operating System(s) currently powers Information Technology for Ordnance Survey?
- What software is currently used for E-Mail?
- Which company is currently used for Access Control at Explorer House in Southampton?
Which companies currently supply the Ordnance Survey for both Mobile Telephones and Mobile Network Coverage?
I am pleased to provide you with the attached information with regards to your request.
Please find below the table showing the Civil Service Job Grades equivalents for all Ordnance Survey Job Grades.
Ordnance Survey role
Civil Service equivalent
Admin Officer or SGB1
Admin Officer or SGB1
Executive Officer / Higher Executive Officer
Higher Executive Officer
Higher Executive Officer / Senior Executive Officer
Senior Executive Officer
Senior Executive Officer / Grade 7
Senior Manager (Head)
- Ordnance Survey has an allocated number of car parking spaces which can be seasonally exceeded. As part of our Travel Plan Ordnance Survey encourages all staff to use different modes of transport in order to get to and from work e.g. car sharing, cycling, walking. Ordnance Survey have undertaken pieces of work to identify alternatives if necessary and are continuously monitoring travel in order to ensure that the best and most practical solutions are found.
- Yes migrating HR for Recruitment over to WCN was considered by Ordnance Survey however was not considered appropriate for Ordnance Survey recruitment needs.
- Ordnance Survey has a small installation of GSi (Government Secure Intranet) for specific secure correspondence with central government. All other correspondence with a security classification of OFFICIAL is sent via standard unencrypted email.
- Ordnance Survey currently uses the operating system Microsoft Windows 7 (Client), Microsoft Server 2008, Microsoft Server 2012, Oracle Linux, Unix and Solaris to power Information Technology.
- Ordnance Survey currently uses Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, and Active Directory as its email software.
- Ordnance Survey currently uses Orion for Access Control at explorer House.
Vodafone currently supplies Ordnance Survey for both Mobile Telephone and Mobile Network Coverage.
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