All contracts, memorandums of understanding, and any other agreements between the MA IV-D Agency and any federal agency (or agencies) regarding the Title IV-D Program or Title IV-D Services

Josh Coffin filed this request with the Department of Revenue of Massachusetts.
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From: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All contracts, memorandums of understanding, and any other agreements (including 31 U.S. Code § 6305 "cooperative agreements") between the MA IV-D Agency and any federal agency (or agencies) regarding the Title IV-D Program or Title IV-D Services.

Since your Agency is the M.G.L. Ch. 119A, Sec. 1 "single state agency within the commonwealth... referred to as the IV–D agency," it is our understanding that this office would be best suited to providing records responsive to this request. If you believe that another agency should be the recipient of this request, your direction would be greatly appreciated.

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 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,

Josh Coffin

From: Department of Revenue

Dear Mr. Coffin,

Good morning. You have written to the Tax Administration side of the Department of Revenue. I believe, from the nature of your request, that you are asking for something that, if it exists at all, would be in the Child Support Enforcement side of the DOR. I will try to find out, and I will reply further.

Roger H. Randall,
Tax Counsel
Litigation Bureau
Mass. Dept. of Revenue
100 Cambridge Street, 7th Floor
Boston, Ma. 02114-9565

From: Department of Revenue

Dear Mr. Coffin,

Good morning again. I inquired at Child Support Enforcement, and I received a reply from CSE’s legal counsel, Ms. Amy Clayman. (The Child Support Enforcement Division is the Massachusetts IV-D agency.) As I understand, you have made this or a similar request directly to Ms. Clayman. As I mentioned, from the nature of your request, you are asking for something that, if it exists at all, would be in the Child Support Enforcement side of the DOR.

Since this is not a Tax Administration matter, I will not be further involved.

Roger H. Randall,
Tax Counsel
Litigation Bureau
Mass. Dept. of Revenue
100 Cambridge Street, 7th Floor
Boston, Ma. 02114-9565

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From: Josh Coffin

Hi Amy Clayman,

This request is still pending. I am following up with you directly as Roger H. Randall has decided to "not be further involved", which can be seen below in the last response received from him on 11/24/2020:

" Good morning again. I inquired at Child Support Enforcement, and I received a reply from CSE’s legal counsel, Ms. Amy Clayman. (The Child Support Enforcement Division is the Massachusetts IV-D agency.) As I understand, you have made this or a similar request directly to Ms. Clayman. As I mentioned, from the nature of your request, you are asking for something that, if it exists at all, would be in the Child Support Enforcement side of the DOR.
Since this is not a Tax Administration matter, I will not be further involved. "

Thank you again for your time,

Josh Coffin

From: Department of Revenue

Dear M. Coffin –

I write in response to your email dated December 10, 2020. Please be advised that the request is not still pending. I responded on December 1, 2020 and provided all responsive documents.

This request for public records is now closed.

Sincerely,

Amy Clayman
Department of Revenue
Child Support Enforcement Division

From: Josh Coffin

Hi Amy Clayman,

I am writing as I do not see any responsive documents for this request. The last response I have regarding this request was on 11/24/2020 from a Roger H. Randall who decided to "not be further involved". Since you claim you've sent them & I'm informing you that they were not received, then can you please send the responsive documents for this request again?

Thank you,

Josh Coffin

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From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

We've been able to retrieve the responsive MOU documents in question and no longer need assistance accessing them. Thank you for your help with this request!

From: Department of Revenue

Dear Mr. Coffin –

From: Josh Coffin

Hi Amy Clayman,

Thank you so much for the information you have provided regarding the VA, but the response does not include all contracts, memorandums of understanding, and any other agreements (including 31 U.S. Code § 6305 "cooperative agreements") between the MA IV-D Agency and any federal agency (or agencies) regarding the Title IV-D Program or Title IV-D Services. Also, do you have a time frame for providing the initially requested information?

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Department of Revenue

Dear Mr. Coffin –

From: Josh Coffin

Hi Amy Clayman,

Thank you so much for the information you have provided regarding the VA, but the response does not include all contracts, memorandums of understanding, and any other agreements (including 31 U.S. Code § 6305 "cooperative agreements") between the MA IV-D Agency and any federal agency (or agencies) regarding the Title IV-D Program or Title IV-D Services. Also, do you have a time frame for providing the initially requested information?

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Department of Revenue

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