Public Records Request Log - Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Erik Peterson filed this request with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services of Oklahoma.


From: Erik Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Human Services that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is made in the process of academic research 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.


Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 5, 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: Powell, Sheree

Mr. Peterson,

We have just received your request. The Communications Inbox is not typically used for records requests. Typically, requests such as these are directed to the DHS Records Manager. You can find more information about DHS records on our website at
I have forwarded your email to our records manager, Mary Foster (<>) and she will respond to you with instructions on how to request records and the proper forms to fill out.

Thank you,

Sheree Powell, Director
Communications and Community Relations
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
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From: Williams, SherriJ

Dear Mr. Peterson,

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Record Center has been notified of your request, please complete and return the attached form to the address or fax number listed at the bottom of the request form. Please provide a description of the requested records; how the record is to be used, such as, in the public interest, news media, research, commercial purposes, etc.; and your name and address.

Thank you,
Sherri Williams
DHS Records Center
405/524-9863 x29

From: Erik Peterson

Thanks for your reply. I just placed the form in the mail.



From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Could we please get a status update on this request?

Thank you for your help.

From: Williams, SherriJ

Mr. Peterson,

The attached spreadsheet list the data you requested regarding the request for public records from Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Sherri Williams
DHS Records Center
200 East Hill Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105