Dear Lacey Township School District,
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
This is a request for the disclosable personnel information specified in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10. If you take the position that this request is invalid because it seeks "information" instead of identifiable "records," before denying this request please review a May 18, 2017 article on http://njopengovt.blogspot.com entitled "Court: OPRA Section 10 allows requestors to ask for personnel 'information,' does not require a request to be for specific, identifiable records."
One of the pieces of information requested is the "payroll record" of a public employee. I invite your attention to pp 3 to 5 of the December 18, 2012 Findings and Recommendations of the Executive Director in Gregory Havlusch, Jr. v. Borough of Allenhurst (Monmouth), Government Records Council Complaint No. 2011-243. The Executive Director wrote that "an employee's payroll records should include information that will allow a person to determine whether an employee took a leave of absence, the dates of the leave, whether it was paid, and if so, the amount of salary received for the paid leave of absence."
I'd like all this information regarding the employee that is the subject of this request. So, if the employee was on leave during the period specified, please provide these details.
For LTSD Food Service Director Monica Cipully, I'd like her: "name, title, position, salary, payroll record, length of service, date of separation and the reason therefor." For the "payroll record," I'd like it to cover the period beginning September 1st, 2018 and ending November 13th, 2018.
This email confirms that as the district’s official Custodian of Records,
I received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request via email today
Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
In response to your OPRA Request, please find attached the following
1. OPRA Report for Monica Cipully presenting the following information;
name, title/position, salary, hire date, termination date, reason for
termination and length of service.
2. Absence Days Report for Monica Cipully presenting the type and number
of days the employee was absent for the current school year.
These records are deemed to be responsive to your request, and are being
transmitted to you via email PDF. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.b., the
cost associated with this request is $0.
Dear Mr. DeGeorge:
Thanks for the prompt response. This confirms my receipt of the records.