Robert Galbraith filed this request with the State University of New York at Buffalo of New York.
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From: Robert Galbraith

Dear Mr. Hines:

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy of all records or portions thereof pertaining to, or containing the following:

1) Any contract, memorandum of understanding, or other agreement currently in effect between the University at Buffalo and the Faculty-Student Association of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Inc.

I understand that there is a fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of the records requested; however, this request is a matter of public concern and is not being made for commercial usage. As such, I request that any fees associated with providing requested records be waived. I also request that documents be provided in electronic format if at all possible. Doing so would eliminate the need to copy the materials and provides another basis for my requested fee waiver.

If, however, such a waiver is denied, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five (5) business days of receipt of such request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible.

If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested. In any event, please provide a notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter; I look forward to hearing from you shortly.


Robert Galbraith

From: Murphy, Michele

Sent on behalf of Brian T. Hines, Records Access Officer

Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) request dated October 13, 2016.

I am currently determining the availability and accessibility of the requested document(s) and I expect to be in further contact with you within twenty business days. If you wish to make further inquiry regarding this particular FOIL request, please reference File Number 16-113.


Brian T. Hines


Michele Murphy
Policy and Operational Excellence
University at Buffalo
420 Crofts Hall, North Campus
Email: mfdunn@buffalo.edu<mailto:mmurphy@business.buffalo.edu>
Tel: 716-645-6071

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

Pursuant to your request, under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, a disclosable document responsive to your request is attached. There are no other records responsive to your request.

If you wish to appeal any part of this decision, you must do so in writing within thirty (30) days of your receipt of this email. The appeal must be directed to: FOIL Appeals Officer, Kellie Dupuis, Associate Counsel, Office of University Counsel, SUNY Plaza, Albany, New York 12246.


Brian T. Hines
Records Access Officer
University at Buffalo
120 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260