Dear Ocean County,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I certify under penalty of NJSA 2C:28-3 that I have not been convicted of an indictable offense. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

I'm requesting the following records of any and all employees for the year of 2017. Each employee record should contain: 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.....pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10.

Yours faithfully,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Ocean County,

I would like to amend my OPRA request.
I'm requesting the following records of any and all employees for the year of 2017. Each employee record should contain: an individual’s name, title, position, salary(and longevity pay, overtime pay if applicable), payroll record, length of service, date of separation and the reason for such separation, and the amount and type of any pension received.....pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10.

Yours faithfully,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Vasil , Betty, Ocean County

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This email is in response to your OPRA request dated December 6, 2017. 
The attached document is a copy of a report the county currently
maintains.  This report is as of today (December 7, 2017).  Although it
does not exactly match your request, it is the closest report containing
the criteria you seek.  As you are aware, OPRA defines a government record
as any record that has been made, maintained or kept on file in the course
of official business.  It does not require the Custodian to create a
record that does not exist. 

 

Ocean County does not maintain a record listing individuals that are no
longer employed by the County.  Therefore your request for “date of
separation and the reason for such separation, and the amount and type of
any pension received cannot be fulfilled since it does not exist.  Once
again, valid OPRA requests do not ask question, do not seek information
and do not require a Custodian to conduct any research or create a new
record.  An opinion issued by the Appellate Division, Elizabeth Mason v.
City of Hoboken, Docket No A-0508-06T5, held that “OPRA is not intended to
be used as a fishing expedition or as a research tool to compile unknown
documents”.

 

Right of Appeal

 

If you wish to challenge a decision of the Custodian of Records you may:

 

1.        Institute a proceeding to challenge the decision by filing an
action in the Superior Court of New Jersey; or

2.       File a Complaint with the Government Records Council in the NJ
Department of Community Affairs.

 

Regards,

Betty Vasil/Clerk of the Board of Freeholders

 

From: Kim Ohrn
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:58 AM
To: Vasil , Betty <[email address]>
Cc: Carey, Bill <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Opra Request

 

Good Morning,

 

Sorry for the delay.  Attached please find the updated Opra Report for
your review.

 

Thank you,

 

Kim M. Ohrn
Office of Information Technology
Technician, Mgmt Info Systems
732-929-4799