Massachusetts State Employment 2000-2010

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Office of the Comptroller of Massachusetts.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.4, €7, clause 26th, I hereby request the following records:

A statement of state employment by individual agency and budgetary type for each payroll period over the last ten years.

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.

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,

Michael Morisy
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From: Office of the Comptroller

In response to your request below you will find the current and the past state employees amounts.

https://massfinance.state.ma.us/CommonCents/commonEmployees.asp - This page shows the current list of Number of Employees per Department. Data last updated: Sunday, February 20, 2011.

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=oscterminal&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Publications+and+Reports&L2=Financial+Reports&sid=Aosc&b=terminalcontent&f=reports_audits_rpt_cafr&csid=Aosc - This site will take you to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR)which goes back to 1995. Click on the Full Time Equivalent Employees by Function / Program Last Ten Years item in the Table of Contents.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Caroline Henriques

Public Information Requests

Office of the Comptroller

One Ashburton Place - 9th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-973-2618

Fax: 617-727-2163

Email: Caroline.henriques@osc.state.ma.us

<mailto:Caroline.henriques@osc.state.ma.us>

From: Michael Morisy

Thanks a lot for your assistance. I'm actually seeking this information, but broken down by pay period:

"A statement of state employment by individual agency and budgetary type for each payroll period over the last ten years."

So weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, depending on that agency's pay schedule.

From: Caroline Henriques

Mr. Morisy below is our response to your January request. I apologize if you did not receive it when sent.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Caroline Henriques
Public Information Requests
Office of the Comptroller
One Ashburton Place - 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-973-2618
Fax: 617-727-2163
Email: Caroline.henriques@osc.state.ma.us
<mailto:Caroline.henriques@osc.state.ma.us>

From: Michael Morisy

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for your response. I did receive this, but I was requesting this data broken down by pay period. This information could be pulled from the payroll software the state uses if it is not compiled separately already.

Thanks!

From: Caroline Henriques

Your request for “A statement of state employment by individual agency and budgetary type for each payroll period over the last ten years.” is not a standard report and therefore not available.

This office has a quarterly payroll report that is compiled with the following headings.

Field descriptions:

• Department – 3 letter code of the department employing Employee.

• Last Name; First Name, Middle Name – Employee’s Last Name, First Name and Middle Initial

• Descr – Current Position Description for Employee, Human Resource or Department entered field

• Std Hours – Department entered standard weekly work hours, for full time usually 37.5 or 40 hours

• Annual Rate – Calculated field based on and standard hours for current year

• Earnings – Total of Earnings to the Employee for prior calendar year

• Union Code - Current Union Code info for Employee

Certain names are deleted as victims of domestic violence in accordance with G.L. Ch 66 s 10 (d) as well as human service clients or residents earning nominal wages for rehabilitation services in accordance with G.L.Ch 4 s, 7(26) (c) and HIPPA restrictions. In addition this office has determined that under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) the work records of students (undergraduate or graduate) who work for the University or other higher education college WHILE A STUDENT, are protected from disclosure of their work information (title, salary, hours, name, dept). Therefore, students paid were excluded from the based upon FERPA.

This Office provides a current quarter report with the above headings for a nominal fee for the disc. Any prior quarter reports has a charge of $300.00 per quarter.

For each non-current report requested the charge is $300.00 which will total $11,705. The payment must be made before work begins – this volume of work will take several months to complete.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Caroline Henriques

Public Information Requests

Office of the Comptroller

One Ashburton Place - 9th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-973-2618

Fax: 617-727-2163

Email: Caroline.henriques@osc.state.ma.us

<mailto:Caroline.henriques@osc.state.ma.us>

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