Dear Rutgers University,

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, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
2) the name, title, department/division, current hourly rate, and hire date for all hourly employees, as of September 1, 2019
3) the names of all employees enrolled in each healthcare insurance program/plan, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
4) the names of all employees currently enrolled in each public pension system, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
5) the name and pay status of each employee currently suspended from duty, as of September 1, 2019
6) the total year-to-date base pay, overtime pay, and extra-duty pay for each employee, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
7) the amount/value of all stipends, allowances, bonuses, reimbursements and other payments or perks granted each employee, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019

With regard to items #1-4 of this request, please only include records pertaining to current employees, and please do not include any employees whose term of employment ended prior to September 1, 2019. If employees have different rates of pay for different work or different roles, please indicate each of the pay rates in the response.

With regard to all of the items in this request, I prefer to receive the responses to this request in one or more Microsoft Excel spreadsheets if at all possible. Please feel free to contact me if I can be helpful in clarifying this request. Thanks very much and have a nice day.

Yours faithfully,

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

Rutgers Open Public Records Center,

   
 
 
Dear Charlie Kratovil,

Thank you for registering with Rutgers, The State University of New
Jersey Open Public Records Center, an online, public portal. Below you
will find your portal login and password information .

Login:  [OPRA #7128 email]
 
If you have never used this system or cannot remember your password, you
may request a [1]Temporary Password
 

If you are a first time user and did not submit your request through the
public portal but are receiving this e-mail, an account has been created
for you with the login and password listed above. At this account you can
access, track and receive any documents in response to your request.

Please log in to the [2]Rutgers University Open Public Records Center and
then "My Request Center" to update any contact or password information on
your account and to view your request.

The University Custodian of Records will contact you if there are
questions regarding your request or provide you a response. If you have
questions, you may contact the OPRA Administrator at 973.972.1887.
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Rutgers Open Public Records Center,

Dear Mr. Kratovil:

Thank you for submitting your request for government records of Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey. Your request has been received and is
being processed in accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Records Act
(OPRA), NJSA 47:1 et seq. Your request was received through the online,
public portal [1]Rutgers University Open Public Records Center of this
office on 9/4/2019 and given the reference number R005238-090419.  

Your request will be forwarded to the Office of the Custodian of
Records for review and processing, including determining the volume of
responsive documents and any potential costs associated with satisfying
your request. Please note, the N.J. Open Public Records Act does not
require the University to create new documents, to conduct research, or to
answer questions for information.

Records Requested: 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, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
2) the name, title, department/division, current hourly rate, and hire
date for all hourly employees, as of September 1, 2019 3) the names of all
employees enrolled in each healthcare insurance program/plan, including
elected officials, as of September 1, 2019 4) the names of all employees
currently enrolled in each public pension system, including elected
officials, as of September 1, 2019 5) the name and pay status of each
employee currently suspended from duty, as of September 1, 2019 6) the
total year-to-date base pay, overtime pay, and extra-duty pay for each
employee, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019 7) the
amount/value of all stipends, allowances, bonuses, reimbursements and
other payments or perks granted each employee, including elected
officials, as of September 1, 2019 With regard to items #1-4 of this
request, please only include records pertaining to current employees, and
please do not include any employees whose term of employment ended prior
to September 1, 2019. If employees have different rates of pay for
different work or different roles, please indicate each of the pay rates
in the response. With regard to all of the items in this request, I prefer
to receive the responses to this request in one or more Microsoft Excel
spreadsheets if at all possible. Please feel free to contact me if I can
be helpful in clarifying this request. Thanks very much and have a nice
day.

The Office of the Custodian of Records uses the [2]Rutgers University Open
Public Records Center to communicate with you, respond to and track all
open public records requests.  If you have submitted your request
electronically through Rutgers Open Public Records Center portal, you have
already been required to create an account.

Notice to First Time Portal Users:

If you are a first time user and did not submit your request through the
public portal, you are receiving this request because the Rutgers Office
of the Custodian has created an account for you at the [3]Rutgers
University Open Public Records Center . 

To access your account and view your request:

1.Go to: [4]Rutgers University Open Public Records Center.

2. Select/open  "My Records Center"
3. Enter your email and password as provided in your previously received
Welcome Letter.

You can monitor your request through the [5]Rutgers University Open Public
Records Center at "My Request Center."

Thank you and if you have questions, you  may contact the OPRA
Administrator at (973) 972-1981.

 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

University Custodian of Records

Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance

65 Bergen Street, Ste. 1346 

Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709

Phone: (973) 972-1981

Fax: (973) 972-2396

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[2]R005238_Final_Earnings_Distributed.xlsx

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Reference: Rutgers Open Public Records Request, # R005238-090419

 Dear Mr. Kratovil,

Please accept this letter as the University Custodian of Records response
to your request for records pursuant to the Open Public Records Act
(“OPRA”). On September 04, 2019, this office received your request for the
following:

“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, including elected officials, as of September 1,
2019
2) the name, title, department/division, current hourly rate, and hire
date for all hourly employees, as of September 1, 2019
3) the names of all employees enrolled in each healthcare insurance
program/plan, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
4) the names of all employees currently enrolled in each public pension
system, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
5) the name and pay status of each employee currently suspended from duty,
as of September 1, 2019
6) the total year-to-date base pay, overtime pay, and extra-duty pay for
each employee, including elected officials, as of September 1, 2019
7) the amount/value of all stipends, allowances, bonuses, reimbursements
and other payments or perks granted each employee, including elected
officials, as of September 1, 2019

With regard to items #1-4 of this request, please only include records
pertaining to current employees, and please do not include any employees
whose term of employment ended prior to September 1, 2019. If employees
have different rates of pay for different work or different roles, please
indicate each of the pay rates in the response.

With regard to all of the items in this request, I prefer to receive the
responses to this request in one or more Microsoft Excel spreadsheets if
at all possible. Please feel free to contact me if I can be helpful in
clarifying this request. Thanks very much and have a nice day.”

The University has reviewed your request. The responsive document(s) is
now available to you through the Rutgers University Open Records Center.
Please log in to the [3]Records Center and "My Records Center" to retrieve
the appropriate responsive document(s). The document(s) is also attached
to this email for your convenience. 

 

Attached, please find records responsive to requests 1), 2), and 6).
Please note, pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA) student employees are not included on this report. 20 U.S.C. §
1232g; 34 CFR Part 99. Student employment is often tied to financial aid
or other funding sources and therefore student employment records are
exempt from disclosure under OPRA. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-9.
 
Reqeusts 3)-5) are denied as the requested information is personnel
information which is exempt from disclosure. OPRA specifically exempts
personnel records from public access with limited exceptions including an
"individual’s name, title, position, salary, payroll record, length of
service, date of separation and the reason for such separation, and the
amount and type of any pension received. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10.  OPRA, as it
relates to personnel records, begins with a presumption of non-disclosure
and proceeds with a few narrow exceptions that would need to be
considered. Kovalcik v. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, 206 NJ 581 at
594 (2011). 
 
Request 7) we are unable to fulfill on the basis that we are unable to run
a report with such detail on the scale of the entire University. If you
wish to review any individual's pay breakdown, we can provide that
information on a more individualized basis. 
 
If your request has been denied, you may take your appeal to the New
Jersey Government Records Council (NJGRC), which has mediation and dispute
resolution procedures, or you may file a lawsuit with the New Jersey
Superior Court, as provided by N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq. Your rights of
appeal is provided with this letter at [4]Public Facing Pages of the
Rutgers University Open Public Records Request Center. You may also review
the brochure at the [5]Rutgers Custodian of Records page or visit the
[6]NJGRC page.
 

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further, you may
contact my office at 973.972.1887.

Sincerely,

Casey Woods

OPRA Custodian

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

 

973.972.1887

 

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the [7]Open
Public Records Center.

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Charlie Kratovil,

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