Public Records Division process. Documentation, memoranda.

Don Warner Saklad filed this request with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Public Records Division of Massachusetts.
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From: Don Warner Saklad

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all informal and internal office manuals, handbooks, documentation, documents, memoranda, etc., et al of the process, of the Public Records Division procedure and for usual timing of the handing an appeal besides the information at Please identify the Public Records Division's Grey Literature

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, 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 business days, as the statute requires.


Don Warner Saklad


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn A. Williams

This office has received your recent requests for public records. Specifically, you requested copies of any procedural materials used by this office regarding public records appeals. the sole record responsive is our publication, "A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law". There are no other records responsive to your request.

You also requested the names of Division staff. To assist you, please see below the names and titles of staff members in the Division's Legal Section.

Shawn A. Williams, Director and Supervisor of Public Records
Mike Pagones, Staff Attorney
Angela Puccini, Staff Attorney
Lori Sullivan, Staff Attorney
Donald White, Staff Attorney
Patricia H. Rastellini, Office Manager
Jean Shirley, Administrative Assistant

I will consider these two matters closed.

Shawn A. Williams, Supervisor of Public Records

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
Shawn A. Williams, Supervisor of Records


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