WOTC database 08/04/21 (Pennsylvania Department Of Labor And Industry)

Emily Corwin filed this request with the Pennsylvania Department Of Labor And Industry of Pennsylvania.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request WOTC database 08/04/21
Est. Completion Sept. 13, 2021
Fix Required


From: Emily Corwin

Attention: Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Unit

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) All reports regarding Work Opportunity Tax Credits certified in 2019 and 2020 provided to the US Department of Labor, including forms 9058.
2) Any database tracking Work Opportunity Tax Credit certifications which is created or maintained by your department or by any third party vendor under contract with your department, preferably in .csv or .xlsx format. If it is easier, the database can be limited to the calendar or fiscal years ending in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
3) The most recent of any contracts with third party vendors to track WOTC certifications.

My goal is to ascertain which businesses and industries are applying for and/or receiving Work Opportunity Tax Credits, for which categories of employees and which occupations. If a conversation could help narrow or expedite the completion of this request, I am available at 802 233 4992 and emily_corwin@harvard.edu.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.


Emily Corwin

From: Pennsylvania Department Of Labor And Industry

Good afternoon,

The response will be provide by September 13, 2021.

Thank you.

From: Pennsylvania Department Of Labor And Industry

Good morning,

Can you please provide the RTK Request assigned to this request? It should start with #21-****. Thank you!

From: Emily Corwin


I have not received a RTK Request number. I'm attaching my direct contact information. Please let me know if there is a problem.

Thank you,
Emily Corwin
802 233 4992

From: Pennsylvania Department Of Labor And Industry


My apologies, your Requests #21-0213 and #21-0214 were granted and sent to you as completed on 9/3/21. Thank you!

Wendy K. Willard | Management Analyst Supervisor
Bureau of Administrative Services
PA Department of Labor and Industry
651 Boas Streetc, Room 101 | Harrisburg, PA 17121
Phone (717) 787-2889

From: Emily Corwin

Ah yes. I did sent a reply which I haven't heard back about, via my personal email. I will CC you on that in case you can assist me in getting an answer.


From: Department of Labor and Training


I’m just following up on this. Many thanks for your assistance!

From: Pennsylvania Department Of Labor And Industry

Hi Robyn,

Still hoping to hear back about whether those additional fields could be added to this spreadsheet, and whether you could possibly provide it in .csv or .xlsx format. I am happy to speak with someone in your IT department.

Please confirm receipt of this email.

Many thanks,

Emily Corwin
Nieman/Abrams Fellow 2020-2022<https://nieman.harvard.edu/news/2020/07/nieman-foundation-for-journalism-announces-2021-fellows/>
twitter: @emilycorwin<https://twitter.com/emilycorwin>
phone: 802 233 4992

This email address will be discontinued at the conclusion of my fellowship in March 2022. To reach me by email after that, use: emilycorwin@gmail.com.