Top-paid employee contracts (Judiciary)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Rhode Island Judiciary of Rhode Island.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

Contracts for the ten (10) employees with the highest salaries

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, 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Berke, Craig N.

May 2, 2014

Mr. Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock News

DEPT MR 11508

PO Box 55819

Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Request for information dated April 29, 2014, on employee salaries:

We are in receipt of your e-mailed request for information dated and received on April 29, 2014. Specifically, you requested the following:

"Contracts for the ten (10) employees with the highest salaries"

In response to your request, please note that the ten highest employees of the Judiciary are judges, who do not have "contracts." Therefore, we have no documents responsive to your request.

While "contracts" are not available, all salary information for public employees (including those in the Judiciary) is available on the Governor's transparency portal:

After reviewing that listing, should you like to inquire as to whether there is a contract for a particular employee, we would be happy to look through our files to see if we have any further documents responsive to your request.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at<> or (401) 222-8631.

Very truly yours,

Craig N. Berke
Assistant State Court Administrator
Director, Community Outreach & Public Relations

cc: Erika Kruse Weller, Esq., General Counsel

From: White, Marisa

Thanks, Craig.


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