Vacations During Jan 2020 and 2021 (Houston Police Department)

Lucy Parsons Labs filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.
Tracking #

P006096-011121

Multi Request Vacations During Jan 2020 and 2021
Due Aug. 9, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Lucy Parsons Labs

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records sufficient to show the names, star numbers, respective dates, and the type of time off of all police officers and/or employees who requested any personal time off, vacation days, personal days, furlough days, or any other time off for the dates of, on, or between Jan 1, 2021 and January 8, 2021 AS WELL AS the dates of, on, or between Jan 1, 2020 and January 8, 2020.

Ideally, please provide the records in an excel spreadsheet.

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,

Lucy Parsons Labs

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Lucy Labs:

Thank you for your interest in public records of Houston Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 1/11/2021 and given the reference number P006096-011121 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records sufficient to show the names, star numbers, respective dates, and the type of time off of all police officers and/or employees who requested any personal time off, vacation days, personal days, furlough days, or any other time off for the dates of, on, or between Jan 1, 2021 and January 8, 2021 AS WELL AS the dates of, on, or between Jan 1, 2020 and January 8, 2020.

Ideally, please provide the records in an excel spreadsheet.

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,

Lucy Parsons Labs

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Your request will be forwarded to the relevant Houston Police Department department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Houston Public Information Request Center.

Houston Police Department

From: Houston Police Department

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From: Houston Police Department

Dear Lucy Labs:

Thank you for your interest in public records of City of Houston. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 1/21/2021 and given the reference number D000323-012221 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: January 21, 2021

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records sufficient to show the names, star numbers, respective dates, and the type of time off of all police officers and/or employees who requested any personal time off, vacation days, personal days, furlough days, or any other time off for the dates of, on, or between Jan 1, 2021 and January 8, 2021 AS WELL AS the dates of, on, or between Jan 1, 2020 and January 8, 2020. Please restrict this request to only employees of the Houston Police Department.

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,

Lucy Parsons Labs

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Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City of Houston department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Houston Public Information Request Center.

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From: Houston Police Department

This automatic response is your confirmation that the email you sent was received. Thank you for contacting us.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (excluding holidays).

Please be aware that it will take us approximately 10 business days to respond to you regarding your request. Please submit your request only once by email, fax, US mail or in person.

Did you include your postal mailing address with your request? Please be aware that we do not fax or email responsive documents; you must include your mailing address.

For more information on Public Information requests and the Open Records process, please see the following page of the HPD web site:

http://www.houstontx.gov/police/public_information.htm

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers:

1. How will I be charged? How can I pay for the information?

Answer: If the total amount of your responsive material is less than $5 (five dollars), we will send the information to you by US Mail along with an invoice for the cost. If the total is greater than $5 (five dollars), we will send you an invoice for the material. Once you've paid the invoice, we will send you the responsive documents. If the total will be over $40 (forty dollars), we will send you a cost estimate for your approval before we proceed with the work. If the total will be over $100 (one hundred dollars), we will send you a cost estimate and require a deposit before we proceed with the work. When you are invoiced, please submit payment by check or money order only according to the instructions given in your invoice.

2. Why does it take so long to process my request? Can you expedite my request?

Answer: We have a very small yet extremely dedicated staff working approximately 700 pending requests at any given time. Each Open Records staff member is committed to processing each request as quickly as possible, according to various statutes that govern the release of public information. Requests are assigned in the order in which they are received. Some requests take only a few days to process, while others may take months. In order to be fair to all of our requestors, we are not able to give a higher priority to your request. We do assure you, however, that we will do our best to respond to your request as promptly as possible, while still maintaining accuracy and providing excellent customer service to all of our requestors.

3. Did you receive my request? What is the status of my request?

Answer: If you are receiving this response, then we did receive your request. You may feel free to contact us at the number below if you want to check on the status of your request, but please wait at least 10 business days before calling. It is unlikely that we will be able to process your request in fewer than 10 business days. (Please remember that weekends and holidays do not count as business days.)

Thank you,

Houston Police Department
Office of Planning & Data Governance / Open Records Unit
1200 Travis, 10 floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 308-9178
hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org<mailto:hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org>

From: Houston Police Department

The below message was sent on January 20, 2021:

From: Lucy Parsons Labs

Hi,

You may mail the documents to the following address:
Lucy Parsons Labs
1055 W. Bryn Mawr Ave Suite F #131
Chicago, Illinois, 60660

From: Houston Police Department

This automatic response is your confirmation that the email you sent was received. Thank you for contacting us.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (excluding holidays).

Please be aware that it will take us approximately 10 business days to respond to you regarding your request. Please submit your request only once by email, fax, US mail or in person.

Did you include your postal mailing address with your request? Please be aware that we do not fax or email responsive documents; you must include your mailing address.

For more information on Public Information requests and the Open Records process, please see the following page of the HPD web site:

http://www.houstontx.gov/police/public_information.htm

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers:

1. How will I be charged? How can I pay for the information?

Answer: If the total amount of your responsive material is less than $5 (five dollars), we will send the information to you by US Mail along with an invoice for the cost. If the total is greater than $5 (five dollars), we will send you an invoice for the material. Once you've paid the invoice, we will send you the responsive documents. If the total will be over $40 (forty dollars), we will send you a cost estimate for your approval before we proceed with the work. If the total will be over $100 (one hundred dollars), we will send you a cost estimate and require a deposit before we proceed with the work. When you are invoiced, please submit payment by check or money order only according to the instructions given in your invoice.

2. Why does it take so long to process my request? Can you expedite my request?

Answer: We have a very small yet extremely dedicated staff working approximately 700 pending requests at any given time. Each Open Records staff member is committed to processing each request as quickly as possible, according to various statutes that govern the release of public information. Requests are assigned in the order in which they are received. Some requests take only a few days to process, while others may take months. In order to be fair to all of our requestors, we are not able to give a higher priority to your request. We do assure you, however, that we will do our best to respond to your request as promptly as possible, while still maintaining accuracy and providing excellent customer service to all of our requestors.

3. Did you receive my request? What is the status of my request?

Answer: If you are receiving this response, then we did receive your request. You may feel free to contact us at the number below if you want to check on the status of your request, but please wait at least 10 business days before calling. It is unlikely that we will be able to process your request in fewer than 10 business days. (Please remember that weekends and holidays do not count as business days.)

Thank you,

Houston Police Department
Office of Planning & Data Governance / Open Records Unit
1200 Travis, 10 floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 308-9178
hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org<mailto:hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org>

From: Houston Police Department

This automatic response is your confirmation that the email you sent was received. Thank you for contacting us.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (excluding holidays).

Please be aware that it will take us approximately 10 business days to respond to you regarding your request. Please submit your request only once by email, fax, US mail or in person.

Did you include your postal mailing address with your request? Please be aware that we do not fax or email responsive documents; you must include your mailing address.

For more information on Public Information requests and the Open Records process, please see the following page of the HPD web site:

http://www.houstontx.gov/police/public_information.htm

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers:

1. How will I be charged? How can I pay for the information?

Answer: If the total amount of your responsive material is less than $5 (five dollars), we will send the information to you by US Mail along with an invoice for the cost. If the total is greater than $5 (five dollars), we will send you an invoice for the material. Once you've paid the invoice, we will send you the responsive documents. If the total will be over $40 (forty dollars), we will send you a cost estimate for your approval before we proceed with the work. If the total will be over $100 (one hundred dollars), we will send you a cost estimate and require a deposit before we proceed with the work. When you are invoiced, please submit payment by check or money order only according to the instructions given in your invoice.

2. Why does it take so long to process my request? Can you expedite my request?

Answer: We have a very small yet extremely dedicated staff working approximately 700 pending requests at any given time. Each Open Records staff member is committed to processing each request as quickly as possible, according to various statutes that govern the release of public information. Requests are assigned in the order in which they are received. Some requests take only a few days to process, while others may take months. In order to be fair to all of our requestors, we are not able to give a higher priority to your request. We do assure you, however, that we will do our best to respond to your request as promptly as possible, while still maintaining accuracy and providing excellent customer service to all of our requestors.

3. Did you receive my request? What is the status of my request?

Answer: If you are receiving this response, then we did receive your request. You may feel free to contact us at the number below if you want to check on the status of your request, but please wait at least 10 business days before calling. It is unlikely that we will be able to process your request in fewer than 10 business days. (Please remember that weekends and holidays do not count as business days.)

Thank you,

Houston Police Department
Office of Planning & Data Governance / Open Records Unit
1200 Travis, 10 floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 308-9178
hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org<mailto:hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org>

From: Houston Police Department

I am showing that you were referred to ARA regarding your request on 01/20/2021 regarding request.

Houston Police Department
Open Records Unit
1200 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 308-9178
Hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org<mailto:Hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org>

From: Lucy Parsons Labs

Hi,

Could you forward me that e-mail? I don't believe it was ever received.

From: Houston Police Department

This automatic response is your confirmation that the email you sent was received. Thank you for contacting us.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (excluding holidays).

Please be aware that it will take us approximately 10 business days to respond to you regarding your request. Please submit your request only once by email, fax, US mail or in person.

Did you include your postal mailing address with your request? Please be aware that we do not fax or email responsive documents; you must include your mailing address.

For more information on Public Information requests and the Open Records process, please see the following page of the HPD web site:

http://www.houstontx.gov/police/public_information.htm

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers:

1. How will I be charged? How can I pay for the information?

Answer: If the total amount of your responsive material is less than $5 (five dollars), we will send the information to you by US Mail along with an invoice for the cost. If the total is greater than $5 (five dollars), we will send you an invoice for the material. Once you've paid the invoice, we will send you the responsive documents. If the total will be over $40 (forty dollars), we will send you a cost estimate for your approval before we proceed with the work. If the total will be over $100 (one hundred dollars), we will send you a cost estimate and require a deposit before we proceed with the work. When you are invoiced, please submit payment by check or money order only according to the instructions given in your invoice.

2. Why does it take so long to process my request? Can you expedite my request?

Answer: We have a very small yet extremely dedicated staff working approximately 700 pending requests at any given time. Each Open Records staff member is committed to processing each request as quickly as possible, according to various statutes that govern the release of public information. Requests are assigned in the order in which they are received. Some requests take only a few days to process, while others may take months. In order to be fair to all of our requestors, we are not able to give a higher priority to your request. We do assure you, however, that we will do our best to respond to your request as promptly as possible, while still maintaining accuracy and providing excellent customer service to all of our requestors.

3. Did you receive my request? What is the status of my request?

Answer: If you are receiving this response, then we did receive your request. You may feel free to contact us at the number below if you want to check on the status of your request, but please wait at least 10 business days before calling. It is unlikely that we will be able to process your request in fewer than 10 business days. (Please remember that weekends and holidays do not count as business days.)

Thank you,

Houston Police Department
Office of Planning & Data Governance / Open Records Unit
1200 Travis, 10 floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 308-9178
hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org<mailto:hpd.openrecords@houstonpolice.org>

From: Houston Police Department

Please find attached a screen capture of the email.

Thank you,
K. Coyle
Administrative Supervisor
Open Records Unit

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