Expense Reports for Robert T. Ross

zach wigham filed this request with the Office of Military Affairs of Connecticut.
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From: zach wigham

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

The most recent expense reports, going back for the past 43 months, for Robert T. Ross, who works for Office of Military Affairs.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

zach wigham

From: Knight, Crystal

To Whom It May Concern:

The Office of Military Affairs ("OMA") has received your Freedom of Information ("FOI") request dated September 2, 2014 requesting the following information: "most recent expense reports, going back 43 months, for Robert T. Ross who works for Office of Military Affairs."

We will search our files for information responsive to your request and will determine whether the information is subject to disclosure under Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act. Please note that requests for access to and/or copies of documents are handled in the order that such requests were received. At this time, there are currently twenty-two (22) outstanding requests for access to and/or copies of documents that were received prior to your request, many of which are voluminous. As you may be aware, each document must be reviewed for statutory exemptions to disclosure prior to being made available for public access. Additionally, the legal unit is not the custodian of the records you have requested. We must therefore rely on agency staff to provide responsive materials for our review and as such, our ability to provide the materials to you is dependent on our timely receipt of them from staff.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A DENIAL OF YOUR REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS. I will contact you when the requested materials are ready for your review. Additionally, please be advised that there is a charge of $.25 per page for each page copied. Once the materials have been assembled, I will contact you with the estimated charges. Thank you for your patience.

In the interim, please contact me with any questions.

Very truly yours,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD
505 Hudson Street, 3rd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-7106
P(860) 270-8225
F(860) 270-8016
crystal.knight@ct.gov<mailto:crystal.knight@ct.gov>
On behalf of the OMA

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice;
Destiny is not to be waited for, it's to be achieved."
(William Jennings Bryan)

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From: Ross, Bob

Thanks Crystal.

Brian, I'll call you after my morning meetings at the SUBASE today. -Bob

From: zach wigham

Ms. Knight,

I appreciate your quick response and understand the processing time, review, and fee variables. I look forward to hearing from you.

-Zach Wigham

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 Sept. 2, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Knight, Crystal

Dear Mr. Wigham:

There are twenty-two (22) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 9/18/14. Eight (8) of those FOI requests (which were received prior to your FOI request) are waiting to be reviewed by the FOI Officer for release. The FOI Officer is in the process of reviewing an FOI request that consist of over 1300 pages and the next on the list for review is over 3000 pages. We work on the FOI requests in the order that we received them. I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Please feel free to check in with me periodically if you would like an update as to the status of your request.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
Legal Division
DECD
On behalf of the OMA

From: zach wigham

Ms. Knight,

Thank you for the update. I will check in periodically but understand your time constraints.

Thank you,
-Zach Wigham

From: Knight, Crystal

Dear Mr. Wigham:

The response to your Freedom of Information request has been assembled. Because this material is being provided to you electronically there’s no charge for the documents. We sincerely appreciate your patience while we assembled and prepared the response to your request.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Also, I would appreciate it if you could confirm receipt of this email.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
Legal Division
DECD
On Behalf of the OMA

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