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Robert Teel filed this request with the Division of Workers’ Compensation of California’s Department of Industrial Relations of California.
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From: Robert Teel

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Please provide all non-exempt documents in your possession in connection with or reflecting any claim filed within the last four years against CoreCivic, Inc. aka Corrections Corporation of America, by a person working at any CoreCivic facility, including without limitation the Otay Mesa Detention Facility, to protect such persons' rights and start the workers’ compensation process for injury or illness, including without limitation any Workers' Compensation Claim Forms (DWC 1) and/or Notice of Potential Eligibility (e3301) form describing how, when, and where the injury or illness occurred.

This request expressly includes any documents that are considered to be a public record pursuant to the California Public Records Act contained in an individual’s file once an application for adjudication has been filed pursuant to Section 5501.5 [application with appeals board], which are defined by statute as non-exempt public records.

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 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Robert Teel

From: Division of Workers’ Compensation of California’s Department of Industrial Relations

Hello,

Is the requestor a member of the media? I do not see the requestor information and I cannot access the link provided.

Thank you for any additional information you can provide.

DIR PRA Unit

From: Robert Teel

Whether a requestor is a member of the media is irrelevant. The CPRA entitles natural persons and business entities as members of the public to inspect public records in the possession of government agencies. Persons who have filed claims or litigation against the government, or who are investigating the possibility of so doing, generally retain their identity as members of the public. Representatives of the news media have no greater rights than members of the public.

Government employees acting in their official capacity are not considered to be members of the public. Requestor is not a government employee, and is a member of the public and a human rights advocate.

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

From: Division of Workers’ Compensation of California’s Department of Industrial Relations

Thank you for the clarification. I have forwarded your email to the experts at dwc_pra@dir.ca.gov<mailto:dwc_pra@dir.ca.gov> for research. You can follow up with them as well.

DIR PRA Unit

From: Robert Teel

Thank you. I look forward to their response.

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

From: Division of Workers’ Compensation of California’s Department of Industrial Relations

We ask whether requestors are members of the media so that we can route PRAs to the appropriate coordinators for processing. It helps us do our jobs more efficiently and allows us to meet our legal deadlines. We appreciate your cooperation and we assure you that there is no difference in any documents that you will receive in response to your request.

Your request will require a custom data search. The cost for this service is $85/hr billable in 15 minute increments. It is estimated that your search will require 30 minutes or less.

From: Robert Teel

Thank you, I look forward to receiving these records.

Robert Teel

From: Division of Workers’ Compensation of California’s Department of Industrial Relations

Robert Teel,
The cost of your custom search is $43.
You can use this link to pay: https://www.govone.com/PAYCAL/DIRPRA/OneTimePay
(If link doesn’t work, hit “Return to Agency Home” and you should be directed to the correct page.)

Your invoice number is: PRA0514530
Please input the exact cost, which is $43.
When done, please email a copy of your receipt.

From: Robert Teel


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $43.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Division of Workers’ Compensation of California’s Department of Industrial Relations

The first document is attached. Another document will be sent in a separate email.

From: Division of Workers’ Compensation of California’s Department of Industrial Relations

Attached is the second document.

The DWC 1 form has not been included. That form, if included for each worker who filed a claim in your search, would require the redaction of SSNS before being released. This would add additional fees. However, the DWC 1 form does not have information beside the SSN that is not provided on the spreadsheets and you can find out the status of each case by using the public information search tool<https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/EAMS/EAMS_PublicInformationSearch.htm>.

This concludes your PRA.

From: Division of Workers’ Compensation of California’s Department of Industrial Relations

Attached is the second document.

The DWC 1 form has not been included. That form, if included for each worker who filed a claim in your search, would require the redaction of SSNS before being released. This would add additional fees. However, the DWC 1 form does not have information beside the SSN that is not provided on the spreadsheets and you can find out the status of each case by using the public information search tool<https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/EAMS/EAMS_PublicInformationSearch.htm>.

This concludes your PRA.

From: Division of Workers’ Compensation of California’s Department of Industrial Relations

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