Compensated absences FY2011, 2012 and 2013 (Framingham Human Resources)

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Framingham Finance Department of Framingham, MA.
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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 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.

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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: HR

Good Morning Mr. Musgrave,
Just received your email today and have forwarded it onto our Director of Human Resources.
Thank you Kindly,
Human Resources Dept.
Town of Framingham

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 Oct. 3, 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: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 3, 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: Dolores Hamilton

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

I just received your request this morning - unfortunately, it have been screened out by our mail filter so I thank you for following up. I am checking with our payroll department to see if this information is available. I will get back to you before the end of the day.

Thank you,
Dolores Hamilton

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 Oct. 3, 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: Dolores Hamilton

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

I have not found any existing records that contain the information you are requesting. I have forwarded your request to our finance dept as well as our information technology dept to see if there are any such records. I apologize for the delay. I am new to the town and am not yet familiar with the recordkeeping. I do not know where such records would be archived or the format they would be in. I will continue to research the request.

Dolores

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Hamilton,

I do appreciate the effort. Other cities and towns have found the compensated absences figures as line items in the annual budget for the cited fiscal years. The policies on compensated absences in other municipalities has been in either a blanket policy from the Human Resources Department and/or in specific collective bargaining agreements.

I hope this is helpful in the search.

Best,
Shawn

From: Dolores Hamilton

Hi Mr. Musgrave,

The Finance Dept is responsible for the budget so maybe I will have some success this time.

Dolores

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Checking in to see whether you've been able to locate these documents.

Best,
Shawn

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 Oct. 3, 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: Dolores Hamilton

Hi Mr. Musgrove,

The Town of Framingham does not have any existing records that would cover the fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013 for compensated absences. Our policies and our collective bargaining agreements do cover the policies on absences. You can find our policies and our collective bargaining agreements on our website:

www.framinghamma.gov

Under departments you will find Human Resources and then under Employees, at the bottom of the page under resources you will find personnel policies and collective bargaining agreements.

I hope this is helpful.
Dolores

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Hamilton,

Can you put me in touch with the Finance Department directly? Compensated absences liability is a standard component of audited financial statements, and it may be easier for me to coordinate directly. I'll download the collective bargaining agreements from the website you've noted.

Thank you again for your help.

Best,
Shawn

From: Dolores Hamilton

Re-sending, it bounced back.

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Good morning,

Our current policies on our website:

www.framinghamma.gov

Under departments you will find Human Resources and then under Employees, at the bottom of the page under resources you will find personnel policies. It is the forth bullet at the bottom of the page and below the collective bargaining agreements. If you prefer a printed copy of the policies, please let me know.

Thank you,
Dolores

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Hamilton,

Who is the appropriate person in the Finance Department that would be able to provide audited financial statements? It may be easier for me to coordinate directly. I'll download the collective bargaining agreements from the website you've noted.

Thank you again for your help.

Best,
Shawn

From: Dolores Hamilton

Here is the info from our website:

Finance Division

Contact
Mary Ellen Kelley
Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Pratt
Assistant Chief Financial Officer
150 Concord St.
Room 127
Framingham, MA 01702

Ph: (508) 532-5425

Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
The Department of Finance and the position of Chief Financial Officer were created by Town Meeting in 1996 and report directly to the Town Manager. Act of 1996: Chief Financial Officer

The Department was established to provide overall management and administration of the town's financial operations and services. Responsibilities include:
• Development of Annual and Capital Budgets
• Coordination of Annual Financial Audits
• Oversight of Accounting, Assessing, Treasurer/Collector

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Kelly / Ms. Pratt:

I originally submitted the public records request below to the Framingham Human Resources Department, but Ms. Hamilton indicated that the figures for compensated absences liabilities for the requested years are in documents held by your department. Can you see the request below and indicate whether this is correct?

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

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 Jan. 9, 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: 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 Jan. 9, 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: 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 Jan. 9, 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: 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 Jan. 9, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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