Local level SAEC policies/data (Pittsburgh)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police of Pittsburgh, PA.
Tracking # FOIA 832429
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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all statistics, data, reports, audits, policies, and procedures pertaining to the following items regarding sexual assault evidence collection (SAEC) kits (also known as "rape kits") and processing:

• all standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process

• any written policies or procedures regarding department practices on the acquisition of or handling of rape kit evidence, including protocols for its collection, testing, and delegation and transfer to all other possibly relevant locations, laboratories, or agencies

• the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• the number of kits that have been processed by a public or private crime or forensic laboratory or equivalent processing location from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• the number of unprocessed kits in any storage facilities currently under the department’s jurisdiction and control, including those held by medical personnel or at external laboratory locations

• any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data.

• all audits involving this agency regarding the collection or backlog of SAEC kits

• all proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC kits

If there any questions about this request, please feel free to call us at the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Liss, Celia

If you have a Pennsylvania Right to Know Law request for records, please click on the following link and send me your completed form. I will begin to process your request as soon as I get your completed form.

http://pittsburghpa.gov/information/policies
City of Pittsburgh Information | Policies<http://pittsburghpa.gov/information/policies>
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Right to Know Policy. On January 1, 2009, a new Right to Know Law (the "RTKL") took effect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Under this statute, public records of ...

Thank you.

Celia Liss
Open Records Officer

Celia Behrend Liss

Assistant City Solicitor

City of Pittsburgh Law Department

Open Records Officer

City of Pittsburgh

414 Grant Street

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

412-255-2023 (telephone)

412-255-2285 (fax)

celia.liss@pittsburghpa.gov

From: FOIAStatus, OFLC

Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Office of Foreign Labor Certification

June 28, 2017

Richard Solomon
MuckRock
411A Highland Avenue
DEPT MR 38240
Somerville, Massachusetts 021440

Via Email (requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>)

RE: Freedom of Information Act Transmittal
Tracking Number 832429 - Subject: Communication Letter

Dear Mr. Solomon:

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has attached a copy of your Freedom of Information Act Communication Letter to this email transmittal.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, you may contact OFLC as follows:

E-mail: FOIAStatusOFLC@dol.gov<mailto:FOIAStatusOFLC@dol.gov>
U. S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Room 12-200
Attn: FOIA OFLC Team
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210

Telephone: 202-513-7350
Fax: 202-513-7395

I hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely,

Office of Foreign Labor Certification

From: FOIAStatus, OFLC

Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Office of Foreign Labor Certification

June 28, 2017

Richard Solomon
MuckRock
411A Highland Avenue
DEPT MR 38240
Somerville, Massachusetts 021440

Via Email (requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>)

RE: Freedom of Information Act Transmittal
Tracking Number 832429 - Subject: Acknowledgement Letter

Dear Mr. Solomon:

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has attached a copy of your Freedom of Information Act Acknowledgement Letter to this email transmittal.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, you may contact OFLC as follows:

E-mail: FOIAStatusOFLC@dol.gov<mailto:FOIAStatusOFLC@dol.gov>
U. S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Room 12-200
Attn: FOIA OFLC Team
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210

Telephone: 202-513-7350
Fax: 202-513-7395

I hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely,

Office of Foreign Labor Certification

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