Government Employee (State) Salary Data

Shane Snow filed this request with the Department of Finance and Administration of Arkansas.

It is a clone of this request.

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Shane Snow

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the most recent database maintained by this agency detailing government employee compensation across the state.

I am specifically requesting that this release include, for each State employee, the following: Name of Employee, Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Job Title, Agency/department, City/location in which employee is stationed, and Earnings.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shane Snow

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 June 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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 June 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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 June 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Jake Bleed

To whom it may concern:

I have received your requests, as repeated below.
The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § 25-19-101 through -110 (Repl. 2002 & Supp. 2013), governs public access to public records and does not, despite its name, govern dissemination of information. See, e.g., Ark. Code Ann. §§ 25-19-103 & -105. The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act specifically states that “all public records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizen of the State of Arkansas…” Ark. Code Ann. § 25-19-105(a)(1)(A) (emphasis added). You do not meet the qualifications of a valid requester under the FOIA. The Supreme Court of the United States has affirmed the right of a State to limit the application of its Freedom of Information Act to citizens. McBurney v. Young, U.S. (No. 12-17, April 29, 2013). The Court specifically held that there is no constitutional right to the information, there is no constitutional requirement for a State to enact open record laws, and that there is no prohibition on restricting the application of the open record laws to citizens especially when such information is accessible in methods other than through a Freedom of Information Act request. Id.

In the absence of any records demonstrating your citizenship or the appropriate registration of your company to do business in the State of Arkansas, such as registration to pay Corporate Income tax on revenue derived from Arkansas business or registration with the Secretary of State’s Office as a foreign corporation doing business in Arkansas, the Department must deny your FOIA request.

Please be aware however that the State of Arkansas maintains a website whose purpose is the publication of regularly updated information on the operations of State government. This website can be located here: http://transparency.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Information accessible through this site may be relevant to your request.

Sincerely,

Jake Bleed
Communications Administrator
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration

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