Employee listing (Albany Mayor's Office)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the Albany Mayor's Office of Albany, NY.
Tracking # W003255-121214
Status
Completed

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From: Benjamin Lesser

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A listing of every officer and/or employee of the agency, including name, office address, title and salary.

Per NEW YORK PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(3)(b):

"Each agency shall maintain:
[....]
(b) a record setting forth the name, public office address, title and salary of every officer or employee of the agency."

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Benjamin Lesser

From: Albany FOIL Center

Dear Muck Rock: I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information Law request, dated 12/12/2014. Your request is being reviewed, and could take up to 20 business days to be completed.

Under NYS Law, you may be charged $.25 per page for photocopying (if applicable), or other fees allowed under the Public Officers Law (our fee = $10/CD-DVD).

Sincerely,
Mr. Nala R. Woodard
Records Access Officer

To track your request and respond, visit the Freedom of Information Request page, then click on "My Records Center." (http://www.albanyny.org/Government/Departments/CityClerk/RecordsAccessFOIL/SubmitaFOILRequest.aspx)

From: Nala Woodard

To whom it may concern;

Please see the attached cell in response to your email sent on December 28, 2014.

FOIL Number

Requested Information

W003251-121214

December 12, 2014
City of Albany Police Department
Albany Police Department, ATTN: City Clerk
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the rules, regulations and policies for access to agency records under the Freedom of Information Law.
According to New York PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(b):
"Each agency shall promulgate rules and regulations, in conformity with this article and applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, and pursuant to such general rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the committee on open government in conformity with the provisions of this article, pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including, but not limited to:
i. the times and places such records are available;
ii. the persons from whom such records may be obtained; and
iii. the fees for copies of records."
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Lesser

W003252-121214

December 12, 2014
Albany Mayor's Office
Office of the Mayor of Albany
ATTN: City Clerk
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the rules, regulations and policies for access to agency records under the Freedom of Information Law.
According to New York PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(b):
"Each agency shall promulgate rules and regulations, in conformity with this article and applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, and pursuant to such general rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the committee on open government in conformity with the provisions of this article, pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including, but not limited to:
i. the times and places such records are available;
ii. the persons from whom such records may be obtained; and
iii. the fees for copies of records."
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Lesser
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14598
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

W003253-121214

December 12, 2014
City of Albany Police Department
Albany Police Department, ATTN: City Clerk
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the current list by subject matter, of all records in the possession of the agency.
Per NEW YORK PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(3):
"Each agency shall maintain:
[....]
(c) a reasonably detailed current list by subject matter, of all records in the possession of the agency, whether or not available under this article. Each agency shall update its subject matter list annually, and the date of the most recent update shall be conspicuously indicated on the list."
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Lesser
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14626
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

W003254-121214

December 12, 2014
Albany Mayor's Office
Office of the Mayor of Albany
ATTN: City Clerk
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the current list by subject matter, of all records in the possession of the agency.
Per NEW YORK PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(3):
"Each agency shall maintain:
[....]
(c) a reasonably detailed current list by subject matter, of all records in the possession of the agency, whether or not available under this article. Each agency shall update its subject matter list annually, and the date of the most recent update shall be conspicuously indicated on the list."
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Lesser
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14628
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

W003255-121214

December 12, 2014
Albany Mayor's Office
Office of the Mayor of Albany
ATTN: City Clerk
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
A listing of every officer and/or employee of the agency, including name, office address, title and salary.
Per NEW YORK PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(3)(b):
"Each agency shall maintain:
[....]
(b) a record setting forth the name, public office address, title and salary of every officer or employee of the agency."
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Lesser
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14658
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

W003256-121214

December 12, 2014
City of Albany Police Department
Albany Police Department, ATTN: City Clerk
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
A listing of every officer and/or employee of the agency, including name, office address, title and salary.
Per NEW YORK PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(3)(b):
"Each agency shall maintain:
[....]
(b) a record setting forth the name, public office address, title and salary of every officer or employee of the agency."
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Lesser
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14656
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

W003257-121214

December 12, 2014
City of Albany Police Department
Albany Police Department, ATTN: City Clerk
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
A log of all requests for agency records under the Freedom of Information Law received over the past three years, or as far back as such records are maintained.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Lesser
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14686
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

W003258-121214

December 12, 2014
Albany Mayor's Office
Office of the Mayor of Albany
ATTN: City Clerk
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
A log of all requests for agency records under the Freedom of Information Law received over the past three years, or as far back as such records are maintained.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Lesser
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14688
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Mr. Nala R. Woodard

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City Clerk, Clerk to the Common Council &
Records Access Officer
City Hall
24 Eagle Street – Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
518- 434-5090 (phone)
518-434-5081 (fax)
nwoodard@albanyny.gov<mailto:nwoodard@albanyny.gov>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: Nala Woodard

To whom it may concern,

The department has been notified that this request is still pending and that we have not yet received either documents or a response from the department.

Mr. Nala R. Woodard

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City Clerk, Clerk to the Common Council &
Records Access Officer
City Hall
24 Eagle Street – Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
518- 434-5090 (phone)
518-434-5081 (fax)
nwoodard@albanyny.gov<mailto:nwoodard@albanyny.gov>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: Albany FOIL Center

--- Please respond above this line ---
1/30/2015
Muck Rock
MuckRock News, Dept MR14596
Boston, MA 02205-5819
FOIL NO: W003255-121214
Dear Muck Rock,

Your request is hereby accepted.

Fees: For Standard Copies: $7.50

Total Amount Charged: $7.50

Records may be inspected, picked up in person, or mailed to applicant.  Fee for records is 25¢ per page.  Additional charges apply for large documents, photographs, tapes, CD(s) or DVD(s).
If any amount is due, please make a check  payable to "The City of Albany" and forward to the below address:
24 Eagle Street City Clerk's Office Room 202, City Hall Albany, NY 12207
Please return this letter with your payment (if applicable), as it will expedite the process.
Sincerely:
Mr. Nala R. Woodard Records Access Officer

From: MuckRock

Hello,

To be clear, will the documents sent in response to the request submitted to the Mayor's Office (W003255-121214) also include a listing of employees from the Albany Police Department (W003256-121214)? If so, we will only need one copy, which would cover both requests, and, presumedly, would send a single check for $7.50. Please confirm that the above is correct.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

24 Eagle Street City
Clerk's Office Room 202
City Hall Albany, NY 12207

To Whom It May Concern:

Per the email sent January 30, 2015, please find enclosed a check for $7.50 payable to "The City of Albany" for documents responsive to FOIL requests for the Mayor's Office and Albany Police Department employee listing. Please note that an attempt to clarify this request sent by email on January 30, 2015 was not answered.

If possible, please send the requested documents via electronic document in digital (machine-readable) format. If they are available only in hard copy, please send to:

MuckRock
Dept MR14658
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank you.

From: Benjamin Lesser

Nala -

A check has been sent for this request to the indicated address as of yesterday. Please confirm receipt once it arrives.

Please note that we never received any followup to our question below (see January 30 email following the cost estimate) as to whether this document would comprise employees of the Mayor's Office alone, or if it would include Albany Police Department employees, as well. If you sent a response to this question, we would appreciate if you could forward a copy again to this inbox.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: Nala Woodard

To whom it may concern,

It appears that the request was a combination of the Albany Police Department, the Law Department and the Mayor’s Office.

Mr. Nala R. Woodard
[Nala]
City Clerk,
Clerk to the Common Council &
Records Access Officer
City Hall
24 Eagle Street – Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
518- 434-5090 (phone)
518-434-5081 (fax)
nwoodard@albanyny.gov<mailto:nwoodard@albanyny.gov>

From: MuckRock

Nala -

Thank you for clarifying. Please confirm whether the check has been received, and responsive documents sent.

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Nala Woodard

Shawn,

We haven’t yet received the check, however, we will mail out the documents today.

Mr. Nala R. Woodard
[Nala]
City Clerk,
Clerk to the Common Council &
Records Access Officer
City Hall
24 Eagle Street – Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
518- 434-5090 (phone)
518-434-5081 (fax)
nwoodard@albanyny.gov<mailto:nwoodard@albanyny.gov>

From: MuckRock

Hello -

Thank you for mailing the documents. Per our records, a check for $7.50 was mailed on May 26.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: MuckRock

Hello,

We have received an employee listing in the mail. Reviewing it, I see only employees for the police department. Can you confirm whether the other two department's listings — the Law Department and the Mayor's Office — were sent separately?

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W003255-121214.

Thank you for your help.

From: Nala Woodard

Shawn Musgrave,

Please find attached additional records that you were requesting.

Any person denied access to records may appeal the denial in writing within 30 days. Such appeals should be addressed to:

Appeals Officer
Andrew Wood
City Hall, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207

Please specify the provisions of the law under which you are filing the appeal. An appeal must be decided in writing within 10 business days of the receipt of the notice of appeal.

Mr. Nala R. Woodard

City Clerk,
Clerk to the Common Council &
Records Access Officer
City Hall
24 Eagle Street – Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
518- 434-5090 (phone)
518-434-5081 (fax)
nwoodard@albanyny.gov<mailto:nwoodard@albanyny.gov>

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