Pre-employment polygraph screening data (Houston Police Department)

Mark Harris filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.
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OR-2018-01196

Multi Request Pre-employment polygraph screening data
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From: Mark Harris

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any periodic statistical reports (monthly, quarterly, yearly etc) of pre-employment screening polygraph testing and results.
Any documents containing summary or aggregate data on the demographics of individuals undergoing pre-employment polygraph screening. Demographics to include any of: race/ethnicity, gender, age, disability status.
Any reports or documents regarding complaints alleging gender, race, age or disability bias regarding pre-employment polygraph screening.
Any reports or documents that are inspections, oversight, audits, quality control or assurance of your pre-employment polygraph screening program.

The time period for all of the above to be 1 January 2010 to the current date, or the date of your search, whichever is later.
I am not requesting any records with personally identifiable information of any applicant.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mark Harris

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Mark Harris,

Please be advised the 2010 appendix in the audit reveals the sequence of questions asked and this information is confidential, and will not be released.

Do you wish to specify that you allow us to withhold the confidential information stated above? Otherwise, we must focus the first 15 days of processing your request simply on gathering a representative sample of those types of information to argue to the Attorney General that they must be withheld. Then, we aren't able to prepare a cost / time estimate until the ruling returns (usually within 30 business days) because we have no way of knowing what to withhold. You can eliminate about 45 business days from the process by allowing us to proceed without the need for an AG ruling. Your prompt response is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Mark Harris,

Please see the attached letter pertaining to the above referenced request.

Sincerely,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Mark Harris,

Please see the attached letter pertaining to your request.

Sincerely,

HPD Open Records Unit

From: Houston Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Mark Harris,

The responsive information is being reviewed being our Legal Services. I will provide you a status on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Sincerely,

Joe Zapata
HPD Open Records Unit
713-308-3264

From: Houston Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Mark Harris

Many thanks. I will mail a check ASAP.

best

Mark

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