Anti-BDS Divesment Activities - IN

Russel Neiss filed this request with the Indiana Public Retirement System of Indiana.

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From: Russel Neiss


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. Any contracts or invoices made or paid between the INPRS and any independent research firm or organization to identify companies that that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 7/1/2017 - 6/31/2018).

2. A copy of the latest list provided to the INPRS from MCSI used to identify companies that that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel.

3. Records of any correspondence between the INPRS and other institutional investors that have divested from or engaged with companies that that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 7/1/2017 - 6/31/2018).

4. Records of any correspondence between the INPRS and contracted asset managers that invest in companies that that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 1/1/2018 - 7/1/2018).

5. Any communication between the INPRS and any non-profit organizations regarding companies that that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 1/1/2018 - 7/1/2018). This should include, but not be limited to, communications between the Israel-American Coalition for Action and the INPRS.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Russel Neiss

From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Dear Mr. Neiss,
Thank you for contacting the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS). We would like to thank you for the opportunity to be of service and assist you in any way we can.
Sorry for the inconvenience, your email has been forwarded to our Outreach Department for further assistance.
Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Indiana Public Retirement System Customer Service Center. Our toll-free number is 1.844.464-6777. Our office hours are 8AM - 8PM, Monday - Friday, Eastern Standard Time.
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From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Mr. Neiss,

Attached, you will find an initial response letter regarding your APRA request.

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Judy E. Miller
Executive Admin. Asst.
Communication and Outreach
One North Capitol, Suite 001
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-5197
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From: Russel Neiss

Hi Judy,

Firstly, big thanks to you and Jeff for the prompt response.

I'm happy to take documents as they become available and also to negotiate the scope of the request if that would help facilitate the delivery of documents in a more expedient manner.

I'm aware that "reasonable time" is not defined in the APRA or by the courts, as it is a standard which is addressed on
a case-by-case basis, but do you have any sense of timeline as to when these documents might be made available, or how I can effectively narrow the scope of the request to make your jobs fulfilling the statutory obligation easier?

Looking forward to your anticipated assistance.

Best,
Russel Neiss

From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Mr. Neiss,

I will follow-up with the department who is providing this information and will get back with you.

From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Mr. Neiss,

I will follow-up and get back with you.

From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Mr. Neiss,

Attached, you will find a follow-up letter regarding your APRA request.

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Judy E. Miller
Executive Admin. Asst.
Communication and Outreach
One North Capitol, Suite 001
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-5197
jemiller@inprs.in.gov<mailto:YourE-mail@inprs.in.gov>

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From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Miller, Judy E. would like to recall the message, "MuckRock News APRA 7-26-18".

From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Mr. Neiss,

Attached, you will find a follow-up letter regarding your APRA request.

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Judy E. Miller
Executive Admin. Asst.
Communication and Outreach
One North Capitol, Suite 001
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-5197
jemiller@inprs.in.gov<mailto:YourE-mail@inprs.in.gov>

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you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you should not review, use, disclose, distribute, copy,
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From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Mr. Neiss

We should be able to provide a response by next week.

From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Dear Mr. Neiss,

We are writing in regards to your APRA request under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act received by the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) on July 26, 2018.

Specifically, you requested:

1. Any contracts or invoices made or paid between the INPRS and any independent research firm or organization to identify companies that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 7/1/2017 - 6/31/2018).

INPRS Response: Attached, you will find the MSCI contract reflecting the addition of Anti-Israel BDS services as well as the most recent renewal.

2. A copy of the latest list provided to the INPRS from MSCI used to identify companies that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel.

INPRS Response: The records requested are exempt from disclosure in accordance with APRA based on exemptions available under Indiana Code 5-14-3-4 (deliberative material).

3. Records of any correspondence between the INPRS and other institutional investors that have divested from or engaged with companies that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 7/1/2017 - 6/31/2018).

INPRS Response: The records requested are exempt from disclosure in accordance with APRA based on exemptions available under Indiana Code 5-14-3-4 (deliberative material).

4. Records of any correspondence between the INPRS and contracted asset managers that invest in companies that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 1/1/2018 - 7/1/2018).

INPRS Response: Attached is the e-mail sent to the respective asset managers. Also, a checklist of confirmations that the e-mails were received.

5. Any communication between the INPRS and any non-profit organizations regarding companies that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 1/1/2018 - 7/1/2018). This should include, but not be limited to, communications between the Israel-American Coalition for Action and the INPRS.

INPRS Response: Attached are e-mails between INPRS and non-profit organizations as requested.

You will receive #5 in a separate e-mail. It was too large to send all at the same time.

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Judy E. Miller
Executive Admin. Asst.
Communication and Outreach
One North Capitol, Suite 001
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-5197
jemiller@inprs.in.gov<mailto:YourE-mail@inprs.in.gov>

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and may contain privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named. If
you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you should not review, use, disclose, distribute, copy,
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From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Dear Mr. Neiss,

We are writing in regards to your APRA request under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act received by the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) on July 26, 2018.

5. Any communication between the INPRS and any non-profit organizations regarding companies that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 1/1/2018 - 7/1/2018). This should include, but not be limited to, communications between the Israel-American Coalition for Action and the INPRS.

INPRS Response: Attached are e-mails between INPRS and non-profit organizations as requested.

This is the first half of #5. You will receive another e-mail, again it was too large to send.

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Judy E. Miller
Executive Admin. Asst.
Communication and Outreach
One North Capitol, Suite 001
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-5197
jemiller@inprs.in.gov<mailto:YourE-mail@inprs.in.gov>

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From: Indiana Public Retirement System

Dear Mr. Neiss,

We are writing in regards to your APRA request under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act received by the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) on July 26, 2018.

5. Any communication between the INPRS and any non-profit organizations regarding companies that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel (From 1/1/2018 - 7/1/2018). This should include, but not be limited to, communications between the Israel-American Coalition for Action and the INPRS.

INPRS Response: Attached are e-mails between INPRS and non-profit organizations as requested.

This is the last e-mail for #5.

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Judy E. Miller
Executive Admin. Asst.
Communication and Outreach
One North Capitol, Suite 001
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-5197
jemiller@inprs.in.gov<mailto:YourE-mail@inprs.in.gov>

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you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you should not review, use, disclose, distribute, copy,
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