Gov. emails (SUNY)

Conor Skelding filed this request with the State University of New York of New York.


From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

All emails possessed by SUNY that meet the following conditions:

1. Sent to or from email addresses of the domain
2. Sent from January 1, 2014 through the date when this request is processed, inclusive.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Conor Skelding

From: FOIL

Dear Mr. Skelding,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your FOIL request to the State University of New York.

We are in the process of reviewing your correspondence and will be back to you within 20 business days regarding our response.

Thank you.


Casey Vattimo
Records Access Officer

From: FOIL

Mr. Skelding,

Your FOIL request is being denied on the basis that it is not reasonably described, pursuant to section 89(3) of the Public Officers Law. The request does not provide sufficient information to conduct a reasonable search for records as it does not say whose email records should be searched or identify a subject matter.

If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so by sending a FOIL appeal letter within thirty (30) days to:

Kellie Dupuis
SUNY FOIL Appeals Officer
State Univeristy Plaza
Albany, NY 12246

Casey Vattimo
SUNY Records Access Officer


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