Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide documents, lists, reports or statements sufficient to show:

1) the name, title, department/division, current salary, and hire date for all salaried employees as of January 2, 2019
2) the name, title, department/division, current hourly rate, and hire date for all hourly employees as of January 2, 2019
3) the names of all employees currently enrolled in each healthcare insurance program/plan
4) the names of all employees currently enrolled in each public pension system
5) the names and pay status for each employee currently suspended from duty
6) the total 2018 base pay, overtime pay, and extra-duty pay for each employee

Thank you very much. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can help clarify this request.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Kratovil
Editor, New Brunswick Today
732-993-9697

Kannan, Parame, South Brunswick Township

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Mr. Kratovil,

 

The Township of South Brunswick received your Open Public Records Act
(OPRA) request on January 6, 2019.  As such, the seven (7) business day
deadline to respond to your request is January 15, 2019.  This response to
your request is being provided to you on the second business day of the
custodian’s receipt of said request. 

 

·         Response for 1, 2, 4, and 6 is attached-

1) the name, title, department/division, current salary, and hire date for
all salaried employees as of January 2, 2019

2) the name, title, department/division, current hourly rate, and hire
date for all hourly employees as of January 2, 2019

4) the names of all employees currently enrolled in each public pension
system

6) the total 2018 base pay, overtime pay, and extra-duty pay for each
employee

 

·         No Record exists for 5-

5) the names and pay status for each employee currently suspended from
duty

 

·         #3 is being denied-

3) the names of all employees currently enrolled in each healthcare
insurance program/plan is denied as individual employee health benefit
information is exempt from disclosure pursuant to the Privacy Rule of
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, 45 C.F.R.
160.103, N.J.A.C. 17:9-1.2, and N.J.S.A. 47:1A-9, See Michelson v. Wyatt,
379 N.J. Super. 611 (App. Div. 2005).

 

You have a right to challenge the decision by the Township of South
Brunswick to deny access.  Information regarding an appeal process is
attached for your information. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Parame Kannan

Records Coordinator

South Brunswick Township

P.O. Box 190

Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

(732) 329-4000 Ext. 7352

 

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Dear Parame Kannan,

Thank you for your response. The only thing I cannot locate within is the precise job titles of each employee.

Additionally, I would respectfully ask you to reconsider your denial of request #3. in response to identical requests, several Middlesex County custodians of records have already disclosed the names of their employees who receive healthcare coverage through their local government unit. I hope you will agree that this should be public information and release the names.

Thank you once again. I'll look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Kannan, Parame, South Brunswick Township

Mr. Kratovil,

Please be advised that we are working on a new report to include the title of each employee and will provide as soon as available. Likely by Tuesday because we are closed on Monday. The response remains the same for #3.

Sincerely,

Parame Kannan
Records Coordinator
South Brunswick Township
P.O. Box 190
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
(732) 329-4000 Ext. 7352

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Hello,

I was unable to read your message sent on January 22. It's a bunch of text like this:
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Please re-send. Thank you.

Charlie Kratovil

Hello,

I still cannot read your most recent response to this OPRA request. Please explain how I can read it. Feel free to call me at 732-993-9697.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Charlie Kratovil,

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Dear Ms. Kannan,

Thank you for your help earlier today with the Excel attachment. And please extend my sincere thank you to all of those responsible for preparing that file.

I must ask one more time for the information requested in item #3. The vast majority of municipalities have provided the very same information in response to identical requests. In fact, South Brunswick is the only town that has explicitly refused to provide the records requested. I would settle for a list of all employees receiving some type of health insurance by way of their Township employment. I hope that you can find a way to meet me halfway and provide a substantive response to this item. Please advise, thank you kindly.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Hello again,

I am writing to follow up on my January 31 email, requesting once again the fulfillment of item #3 of my request. Please advise, thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Kannan, Parame, South Brunswick Township

Mr. Kratovil,

We are reviewing your request, we will respond by Monday, Feb 11.

Sincerely,

Parame Kannan
Records Coordinator
South Brunswick Township
P.O. Box 190
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
(732) 329-4000 Ext. 7352

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Kannan, Parame, South Brunswick Township

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Mr. Kratovil,

In response to your request, please find the attached document.

Sincerely,

Parame Kannan
Records Coordinator
South Brunswick Township
P.O. Box 190
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
(732) 329-4000 Ext. 7352

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