Compensated absences FY2011, 2012 and 2013 (Brookline Human Resources Office)

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Brookline Human Resources Office of Brookline, MA.


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-A copy of the policy for reimbursement related to compensated absences that are recorded as liabilities in finances
-A record of the total amount of compensated absences that are recorded as liabilities for FY2011, FY2012 and FY2013

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, 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 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: HR HR


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From: Kerry Fleming

Good Afternoon - Our office is in receipt of your FOIA request. To
ensure response accuracy, we kindly request that you provide
clarification/define the specific information that you are seeking with
your referenced terminology of 'compensated absences'.
Thank you.
Office of Town Counsel
Town of Brookline
333 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445

From: Shawn Musgrave


This is a standard line item in town/city budgets -- your finance/HR office is likely able to point to the appropriate document that contains these figures.

Thank you,

From: Kerry Fleming

Good Afternoon - responsive to your FOIA request please find the following

Attached is the Classification and Grade Plans currently in place for the
Town of Brookline, as submitted by the Town's Human Resources Department;
however, please be advised that the document is in the process of

And, the Compensated Absences liabilities from the Town of Brookline’s
financial statements for fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013,  as submitted
by the Town's Finance Department:

2011 2012 2013

Governmental $9,592,508 $9,126,709 $8,163,186

Office of Town Counsel
Town of Brookline
333 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445 on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 9:11

From: MuckRock


Thank you for sending this information. Please send document(s) from which the FY11, FY12 and FY13 figures are drawn.

Thank you.

From: Kerry Fleming

In followup to your FOIA records request, please see the attached, as
submitted by Town of Brookline Finance.
Office of Town Counsel
Town of Brookline
333 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445 on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 4:01 PM