MBTA Sick Time

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) of Massachusetts.
Tracking # 15-715
Status
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From: Mary Connaughton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

The recent listing of accumulated sick time for employees.

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 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mary Connaughton

From: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

A no responsive documents response.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 27, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Mary Connaughton

Hello, I'd like to amend the search to " documents that show accumulated sick time earned but not taken by hours or days by employee as of December 31, 2014."
Please let me know if that helps narrow the request sufficiently.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 27, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-135.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 27, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-135.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 27, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-135.

Thank you for your help.

From: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

I am appealing the MBTA's decision that "accumulated sick time earned but not taken by hours or days by employee as of December 31, 2014" is a overly burdensome request. The agency appears to be arguing that accessing basic HR information - which should be readily available for the likely common occurrence of an employee requesting sick leave - would involve collecting "thousands of documents," implying that no digital, searchable archive exists. For obvious reasons, I find that extremely difficult to believe, and encourage the SPR to ask the agency to release this information in the spreadsheet form it must be available in.

Thank you.

From: Mary Connaughton

I am appealing the MBTA's decision that "accumulated sick time earned but not taken by hours or days by employee as of December 31, 2014" is a overly burdensome request. The agency appears to be arguing that accessing basic HR information - which should be readily available for the likely common occurrence of an employee requesting sick leave - would involve collecting "thousands of documents," implying that no digital, searchable archive exists. For obvious reasons, I find that extremely difficult to believe, and encourage the SPR to ask the agency to release this information in the spreadsheet form it must be available in.

From: Rastellini, Patricia (SEC)

Do you have a copy of the response dated August 4th?

From: Mary Connaughton

Please find the August 4th response attached. Thank you.

From: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

A letter stating that the request appeal has been succesful.

From: Krupanski, Susan

Attached please find an electronic database responsive to your public records request.

Thank you

Susan M. Krupanski
Assistant General Counsel
MBTA Law Department
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

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