1033 MOU and annual inventory form (Pennsylvania - DGS)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Pennsylvania Department of General Services of Pennsylvania.
Tracking # 2014-105
Status
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

-The current memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Defense Logistics Agency, Disposition Services regarding the 1033 equipment surplus program administered by the DLA Law Enforcement Support Office

-The annual inventory form required to be completed by the state coordinator of the 1033 program

According to the DLA FAQ page regarding the 1033 program, DGS is the agency in charge of coordinating the 1033 program for Pennsylvania. See http://www.dispositionservices.dla.mil/leso/Pages/StateCoordinatorList.aspx

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 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.

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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

For reference, the Ohio state coordinator released the attached spreadsheet of equipment received via the 1033 program.

Please let me know if I can clarify this request further.

Best,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Checking on this request once again. Please let me know if you require further clarification.

Best,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Checking on this RTK request once again -- please confirm receipt.

Best,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

This request has yet to be acknowledged whatsoever. Under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law, the Department of General Services has clear obligations to comply with requests for government data and documents. I respectfully insist that you proceed with processing this request, and advise as to its status and estimated date of completion.

Several other states have already released their 1033 inventory spreadsheets without delay, all via some version of the attached spreadsheet.

Please let me know if this request requires any further clarification, or if I need to submit it to another authority.

Respectfully,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Pennsylvania law clearly requires a response to RTK requests within 5 business days. This request was duly submitted last Monday, August 18, via the procedure outlined on the DGS website. As such, DGS is required to provide a response to this request today, given that 5 business days have passed since the request was submitted.

I will call this afternoon to attempt to confirm the status of this request. If I do not receive a confirmation that it is at least being processed, I will submit an appeal of violation of RTK violations.

Respectfully,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Spackman and Mr. Thompson -

I've left a voicemail with the Office of the Chief Counsel's office with my cell number. Please confirm that you have received this request at your earliest convenience.

Best,
Shawn

From: GS, Right To Know

Yes, your RTK request has been received.

Thank you.

Cheryl Spackman | RTK Coordinator
PA Department of General Services
Office of Chief Counsel
401 North Street | Room 603
Harrisburg, PA 17120
www.dgs.state.pa.us

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Spackman -

Thank you for confirming. Please let me know if I can provide any further clarification of the request, particularly with regard to the 1033 inventory spreadsheet.

Best,
Shawn

From: GS, Right To Know

Thank you for writing to the Department of General Services with your Right to Know request.

Attached is a copy of DGS interim response letter.

Thank you.

Cheryl Spackman | RTK Coordinator
PA Department of General Services
Office of Chief Counsel
401 North Street | Room 603
Harrisburg, PA 17120
www.dgs.state.pa.us

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Spackman -

Thank you for the formal acknowledgement. I would note that more than a dozen states have released their MOA and 1033 inventory spreadsheet without any delay or redaction.

Please let me know if I can clarify further, or help in expediting this request further.

Best,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Spackman -

Checking in once again as to the rationale behind the extension invoked by DGS. Again, more than 20 states now have released their inventory spreadsheet and MOA without redaction and without delay.

Please let me know if I can clarify my request in any way.

Best,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Spackman -

Checking in once again on the below.

-Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Spackman -

I am once again requesting an update as to the status of this request -- DGS provided no substantive rationale for its delay in releasing the 1033 inventory spreadsheet and MOA, which more than 25 other states now have released in their entirety.

Please advise immediately. I have cc'd the two individuals listed as the POC for 1033 in Pennsylvania (as listed on the DLA website), in hopes of furthering this request toward completion.

Respectfully,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

As of today, a total of 29 state coordinators of the 1033 program have released full spreadsheets that indicate which state and local law enforcement agencies received excess military equipment from the Defense Logistics Agency:

-Arizona
-Arkansas
-California
-Colorado
-Connecticut
-Florida
-Georgia
-Idaho
-Indiana
-Iowa
-Kansas
-Maryland
-Minnesota
-Mississippi
-Missouri
-Montana
-Nebraska
-Nevada
-New Mexico
-North Dakota
-Ohio
-Oklahoma
-Oregon
-South Carolina
-Tennessee
-Texas
-Utah
-Washington
-Wisconsin

I urge DGS to follow suit and to facilitate transparency of state and local governance surrounding the 1033 program in Pennsylvania. Please let me know if I can provide any further clarification or information to further this request.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Shawn Musgrave

Respectfully, I will continue to email until I get a satisfactory answer as to the delay regarding this request. Please advise immediately.

-Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I am checking in once again on my request for a 1033 inventory spreadsheet and MOA. As of today, 32 states have released this agency-by-agency data as to which state and local police departments received equipment via the 1033 program, and I urge Pennsylvania to follow suit without delay.

Please advise as to the cause for the delay, and whether I can provide any further clarification as to the requested documents.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Checking in on this RTK request once again. No rationale has been provided as to the delay.

Respectfully,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Today being September 24, please confirm whether I can expect a response regarding 1033 equipment distributed to Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: GS, Right To Know

Shawn Musgrave

Thank you for writing to the Department of General Services with your Right to know request.

Attached are copies of DGS’s response letter and records.

Thank you.

Cheryl Spackman | RTK Coordinator
PA Department of General Services
Office of Chief Counsel
401 North Street | Room 603
Harrisburg, PA 17120
www.dgs.state.pa.us<http://www.dgs.state.pa.us/>

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