Pre-employment polygraph screening data (Boston Police Department)

Mark Harris filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA .
Multi Request Pre-employment polygraph screening data
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From: Mark Harris

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any periodic statistical reports (monthly, quarterly, yearly etc) of pre-employment screening polygraph testing and results.
Any documents containing summary or aggregate data on the demographics of individuals undergoing pre-employment polygraph screening. Demographics to include any of: race/ethnicity, gender, age, disability status.
Any reports or documents regarding complaints alleging gender, race, age or disability bias regarding pre-employment polygraph screening.
Any reports or documents that are inspections, oversight, audits, quality control or assurance of your pre-employment polygraph screening program.

The time period for all of the above to be 1 January 2010 to the current date, or the date of your search, whichever is later.
I am not requesting any records with personally identifiable information of any applicant.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mark Harris

From: Boston Police Department

19 October 2017

*via email*
*requests@muckrock.com*

Re: October 19, 2017 Public Records Request #B000636-101917

Mr.Harris

The Boston Police Department (BPD) received your October 19, 2017 request
for public records. This letter shall act as the response to your request
for public records. A response to a public records request must be
provided within ten (10) business days from the business day a written
request was received. G. L. c. 66, § 10 (a); 950 CMR 32.06(2)(b). It is
expected that all public records responsive to a request will be provided
within twenty-five business days from the business day a written request
was received. G. L. c. 66, § 10(b)(vi); 950 CMR 32.06(2)(i). This
response applies only to records that exist and are in the custody of the
BPD. *See* *A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law*, p. 32,
n.115. It is expected that a custodian of records must use her superior
knowledge of her records with respect to responses to public records
requests. 950 CMR 32.04(5).

Specifically, you requested:

Any periodic statistical reports (monthly, quarterly, yearly etc) of
pre-employment screening polygraph testing and results.

Any documents containing summary or aggregate data on the demographics of
individuals undergoing pre-employment polygraph screening. Demographics to
include any of: race/ethnicity, gender, age, disability status.

Any reports or documents regarding complaints alleging gender, race, age or
disability bias regarding pre-employment polygraph screening.

Any reports or documents that are inspections, oversight, audits, quality
control or assurance of your pre-employment polygraph screening program.

Pursuant to the Massachusetts law a municipal records custodian is
permitted to assess fees for the provision of public records. G. L. c. 66,
§ 10 (d); 950 CMR 32.07. There is a presumption under the Massachusetts
Public Records Law that government records are public; however, government
records custodians are permitted to redact or withhold portions of public
records. See G. L. c. 4, § 7 (26).

There are 0 records responsive to your request.

Under Massachusetts law you may appeal this response to the Supervisor of
Records in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. G. L. c. 66, §
10A; 950 CMR 32.08. If you have any questions or concerns, please call
617.343.4520 <(617)%20343-6660>.

Respectfully,

Lieutenant Detective Michael McCarthy

Director, Media Relations

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