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  • Date of Decision:10/3/2018 Reg.No:6760-2017

    The Parliamentary Ombudsmen directs severe criticism towards Försäkringskassan for slow processing when determining insurance eligibility

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  • Date of Decision:10/1/2018 Reg.No:1963-2018

    The Parliamentary Ombudsmen directs criticism towards Försäkringskassan for delays in forwarding appeals in several cases to the Administrative Court

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  • Date of Decision:9/27/2018 Reg.No:1142-2017

    The Parliamentary Ombudsmen directs criticism towards the Social Welfare Board in Uppsala Municipality for delays in opening an investigation pursuant to Chapter 6, section 6, second paragraph of the Social Services Act

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  • Date of Decision:9/27/2018 Reg.No:3507-2017

    The Parliamentary Ombudsmen directs criticism towards Arbetsförmedlingen for disclosing confidential information without consent

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  • Date of Decision:9/19/2018 Reg.No:3969-2017

    The Parliamentary Ombudsmen directs criticism towards Arbetsförmedlingen for delays in answering Försäkringskassan’s inquiry and for lack of documentation

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  • Date of Decision:9/10/2018 Reg.No:6024-2017

    The Parliamentary Ombudsmen directs criticism towards the Municipal Board of Härjedalen regarding informing the municipality’s managers that employees are not entitled to have any contact with the media during work hours

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    In April of 2017, Härjedalen Municipality sent out a newsletter with information to all municipality managers about the employees’ contacts with the media. The newsletter states that employees holds the right to freedom of speech and the freedom to contact the media, but that they do not have the right to contact the media during work hours, and that they cannot comment on matters that are subject to confidentiality. It also stated that media representatives are not entitled to enter the municipality’s premises and that they must schedule a meeting with the relevant manager if they want to interview an employee.

    The Parliamentary Ombudsman finds that the information cannot be seen as anything but a general prohibition of municipal employees having contact with media during office hours, which is unacceptable. The Parliamentary Ombudsmen notes that the way in which the information in the newsletter is presented makes it seem like the employees’ freedom of speech is more limited than it is. The information also makes it seem like the municipality generally has a negative attitude towards employees exercising their right to talk to journalists.

    The Parliamentary Ombudsmen holds it unacceptable that a municipality gives such false information to its employees. The Municipal Board of Härjedalen is criticised for the content and presentation of the information.

  • Date of Decision:8/30/2018 Reg.No:1387-2017

    The Parliamentary Ombudsmen directs criticism towards the Prison and Probation Service for operating remand prisons in inadequate premises

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  • Date of Decision:7/10/2018 Reg.No:4397-2017

    The Tax Agency’s routine, for personalized mail, is not in compliance to statutory regulations and may lead to penalties

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