Contracts and communication between the University of California, Berkeley and Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

Conor Skelding filed this request with the University of California, Berkeley of California.
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From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

- A full copy of any and all contracts and written agreements between the University of California, Berkeley and Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.

- Any and all reports, memoranda, or other documents produced for the University of California, Berkeley by Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.

- And and all email correspondence or other communications between representatives of the University of California, Berkeley and Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates containing the terms "Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs" and/or "Student Affairs."

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: Conor Skelding

Amendment: I seek responsive documents created between 2010 and the present.

From: PRA - UC Berkeley

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This will acknowledge and respond to your Public Records Act request below.
We have completed our search and found no responsive documents.

Regards,

Liane Ko
Public Records Coordinator

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University of California, Berkeley
Office of Ethics, Risk and Compliance Services
200 California Hall, MC #1500
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
Phone: (510) 664-4615

---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <requests@muckrock.com>
> Date: Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM
> Subject: Follow up to Freedom of Information Request: Contracts and
> communication between the University of California, Berkeley and
> Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
> To: lianeko@berkeley.edu
>
>
>
> November 10, 2013
> University of California, Berkeley
> Public Records Coordinator
> University of California, Berkeley
> Office of Ethics, Risk and Compliance Services
> 200 California Hall, MC #1500
> Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
>
> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>
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> Amendment: I seek responsive documents created between 2010 and the
> present.
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> On Nov. 9, 2013:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, §
> 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:
>
> - A full copy of any and all contracts and written agreements between the
> University of California, Berkeley and Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.
>
> - Any and all reports, memoranda, or other documents produced for the
> University of California, Berkeley by Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.
>
> - And and all email correspondence or other communications between
> representatives of the University of California, Berkeley and
> Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates containing the terms "Vice Chancellor,
> Student Affairs" and/or "Student Affairs."
>
> 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 10 business
> days, as the statute requires.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Conor Skelding
>
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> MuckRock News
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> Boston, MA 02205-5819
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From: Conor Skelding

Dear Liane Ko,

I appeal this decision, and request that another search be conducted for the following reason: UC Berkeley is publicly listed on Storbeck/Pimental & Associates' website as a client here: http://www.storbeckpimentel.com/success-stories/client-list/.

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Liane Ko,

I appeal this decision, and request that another search be conducted for the following reason: UC Berkeley is publicly listed on Storbeck/Pimental & Associates' website as a client here: http://www.storbeckpimentel.com/success-stories/client-list/.

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

From: PRA - UC Berkeley

Dear Mr. Skelding:

The contact we have with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is from December
2007. The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) is the
Office of Record for the more recent contract; please feel free to submit
your request to UCOP Public Records Office at pra@ucop.edu.
Regards,

Liane Ko
Public Records Coordinator

******************************************
University of California, Berkeley
Office of Ethics, Risk and Compliance Services
200 California Hall, MC #1500
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
Phone: (510) 664-4615

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Liane Ko,

Thank you for your reply. I seek the contract for finding a "Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs." Is that the 2007 one? If so, may I obtain that? If not, I will contact the UCOP Public Records Office. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

From: PRA - UC Berkeley

Dear Mr. Skelding:

As requested, attached is the contract.
Regards,

Liane Ko
Public Records Coordinator

******************************************
University of California, Berkeley
Office of Ethics, Risk and Compliance Services
200 California Hall, MC #1500
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
Phone: (510) 664-4615

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Liane Ko,

Thank you so much for your help.

I would like to make a follow-up request regarding this contract: could you also share with me (1) all invoices and/or bills Storbeck/Pimental & Associates sent to the university pursuant to this contract and (2) all information and material furnished to the university by Storbeck/Pimental & Associates regarding the candidate that Storbeck ultimately endorsed?

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

From: PRA - UC Berkeley

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This will acknowledge and respond to your Public Records Act (PRA) request
below.

Attached is the responsive document regarding invoices. We redacted the
names of unsuccessful candidates for employment to protect their privacy.
These redactions are permissible under Government Code Section 6254(c)
which permits the withholding of "personnel, medical, or similar files, the
disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal
privacy.”

Government Code Section 6255 which permits the University to

redact
records where the public interest in withholding the information clearly
outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

The public interest in
redacting
the record in order to protect the privacy of those individuals outweighs
any public interest in disclosure.

The purpose of the PRA is to provide information about the conduct of the
University’s business, not to disclose personal information about its
unsuccessful candidates for employment.

In response to item #2, we have completed our search and found no
responsive document. The search firm does not endorse any particular
candidates.

The release of this document completes this records request.
Regards,

Liane Ko
Public Records Coordinator

******************************************
University of California, Berkeley
Office of Ethics, Risk and Compliance Services
200 California Hall, MC #1500
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
Phone: (510) 664-4615

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