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

Conor Skelding filed this request with the University of California, Davis 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, Davis and Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. I also seek copies of any and all invoices or bills related to those contracts.

- 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" and/or "Student Affairs."

That UC Davis retained Storbeck to select a Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs is published and publicly available here: http://storbeckpimentel.com/success-stories/client-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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: Conor Skelding

Correction: The second and third bullet points should read "University of California, Davis," not "University of California, Berkeley." Sorry for the error.

—Conor Skelding

From: Michele M Mccuen

Dear Mr. Skelding,

This communication is to acknowledge receipt of your request dated November 29, 2013, submitted pursuant to the California Public Records Act (CPRA). Your request (attached) has been received and appropriate UC Davis departments have been notified of your request and a search for information is underway. All information identified as responsive to your request will be reviewed, and made available for your access, in accordance with relevant law and University policy.

While it is difficult without having yet been able to fully gather and review the requested information, I anticipate that your request may encompass information that is protected from disclosure pursuant to Section 6254 of the Public Records Act ("PRA") (California Government Code Section 6250-6270). I will provide you with a status update after the requested information has been thoroughly reviewed. As soon as these records become available, I will contact you with the total number of records identified. The California Public Records Act allows agencies to make records available "upon payment of fees covering direct costs of duplication." (Government Code Section 6253 (b)). The charge is $0.20 per page for copies. Should your total request result in fewer than 25 copies, we will waive this fee and forward the records to you directly as requested. Should these records total 25 or more, we will contact you first and give you the opportunity to review the records before incurring copying fees or ask you to forward a check in the amount of the copying charge prior to our sending you the records.

If you have any questions prior to my responding further, please let me know.

Thank you for your patience.

Michele M. McCuen
Legal Analyst
Office of the Campus Counsel
Offices of the Chancellor & Provost
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 754-8936
mmmccuen@ucdavis.edu<mailto:mmmccuen@ucdavis.edu>

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Ms. McCuen,

Thank you for your acknowledgement!

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

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 Nov. 29, 2013. 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 Nov. 29, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Michele M Mccuen

Dear Mr. Skelding,

I apologize for the delay in responding as our offices have been closed for the holidays. I hope to have records to you by the end of this week or the beginning of next week, at the latest.

Thank you for your continued patience.
Regards,

Michele McCuen
Executive Assistant
Office of the Campus Counsel
Offices of the Chancellor & Provost
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8558
Telephone: 530-754-6295
Fax: 530-752-4931
Email: mmmccuen@ucdavis.edu

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Ms. McCuen,

Thank you for the update!

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Ms. McCuen,

Has there been any progress since we last communicated?

Thank you for your time.

Conor Skelding

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Skelding,

The attached records are being provided in response to your California Public Records Act request dated December 2, 2013. We redacted these records in order to protect the privacy of applicants, consistent with the expectations of the Information Practices Act of 1977. Specifically, we deleted personal telephone numbers, personal emails, and any other information which, in my judgment, appeared to result in the likelihood of the individual applicant being identified. We have also redacted account and driver's license numbers of members of the search firm to protect their privacy.

In addition to redacting the above mentioned information, we have redacted the names and other identifying information related to students who participated on the search committee (protected under the Family Educational Privacy Act, or "FERPA") (20 U.S.C. § 1232).

If you have any questions or wish to make additional requests please contact publicrecords@ucdavis.edu<mailto:publicrecords@ucdavis.edu>.
Regards,

Michele M. McCuen
Legal Analyst
Office of the Campus Counsel
Offices of the Chancellor & Provost
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 754-8936
mmmccuen@ucdavis.edu<mailto:mmmccuen@ucdavis.edu>

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Ms. McCuen,

Thank you very much for your dedicated and comprehensive search. This response satisfies and closes my request.

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

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