|Submitted||Aug. 31, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:
A document or documents explaining all HR action document codes, including codes that have been changed. In other words, I want to be able to look at an action document from any date and be able to find what any codes on it mean, even if codes have expired or otherwise changed.
On May 2, 2014, TX DPS responded to my request PIR # 14-1539 with a document explaining some HR action document codes. However, not all were explained (see below). I now request a document explaining all HR action document codes.
For my request PIR # 14-0441, Texas DPS sent me a Human Resources action document, dated January 10 2013, showing that Aaron Grigsby was reassigned from the Rangers to RSD. That document included the code 252 which was not explained (or even listed) in the document responsive to my request PIR # 14-1539. Similarly, the HR document dated September 8 2011 and provided in response to my request PIR # 14-1542 showed the code 380, but that code was not explained (or even listed) in the document responsive to my request PIR # 14-1539.
Again, I now want a document or documents explaining all HR action document codes, including codes that have been changed. In other words, I want to be able to look at an action document from any date and be able to find what any codes on it mean, even if codes have expired or otherwise changed.
I also request that fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. Provided copies of the information will primarily benefit the general public because I am a journalist, published by Salon.com, Vice, The Daily Dot, and other venues, who is reporting on the Texas Department of Public Safety, and who intends to make provided copies of the information available to the general public. My recent article involving the Texas DPS, which may be found here - http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/07/16/exclusive-the-counterinsurgency-war-on-and-inside-our-borders/ - titled "Exclusive: The Counterinsurgency War On--And Inside--Our Borders" - was shared more than 2000 times on Facebook, indicating a large public interest in my reporting on the Texas DPS.
MuckRock.com is a public information service through which I, a representative of the news media/press, am processing my FOIA requests; I ultimately intend to make the provided information publicly available at MuckRock.com not for commercial purpose.
All of this is being done in the service of news-gathering.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
Please see attached.
Assistant General Counsel
Texas Dept. of Public Safety
Office of General Counsel
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