Dear Somerset County,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All of her 2023 K9 reports
All of her 2023 Daily Activity Reports/Sheets/Logs with reports including vehicle mileage accountability
All K9 requests/responses documented in CAD with her response dictating if a K9 was available and what K9 team responded
All VCSPOSS entries for overtime, including departmental overtime, special detail overtime, and extra detail overtime including all road job overtime sheets
All 2023 Schedule changes, reason for schedule changes, and the approval for any schedule changes by a supervisor
All 2023 undocumented time off not in the scheduling system to include what she refers to as “flex time”; how her 2023 “flex time” was accrued; date and times worked accruing the “flex time” all documentation proving she earned “flex time” and what daily activities she conducted to earn said “flex time” off her supervisor’s approval to accrue “flex time”; her supervisor’s approval to use her “flex time”; and what was her “flex time” used for (ie taken flex time to work a road job); and where her “flex time” is formally documented and tracked.
All 2023 emails from Sgt. Snook to her unit advising the use of “flex time” and the rule implemented to use “flex time”
All 2023 VCSPOSS entries referencing “flex time” for Sgt. Snook, including but not limited to April 2023 to May 2023 and all entries throughout the rest of the year
All 2023 K9 and all in-service trainings Sgt. Snook attended
All firearms qualification dates and scores for handgun, rifle, shotgun, and all firearms approved for her to carry on duty
All 2023 Veterinarian records for her department issued K9 and paid for by the agency
All 2023 DRE/DUI reports or reports of her involvement in DRE/DUI investigations
All of her supervisor’s approval to attend training for overtime
All of her supervisor’s approval to move/alter her schedule to compensate the ability to work overtime
All 2023 K9 requests that were requested thru the Somerset County K9 Online Request Form; Sgt. Snook’s approval and denial requests and all emails denying a request with her explanation for such denied requests

Yours faithfully,

Anonymous

Kelly Mager, Somerset County

Please be advised that as of November 1, 2022, Somerset County is
utilizing JustFOIA for the management of OPRA requests. 

 

All OPRA requests must be entered through the system at: [1]Somerset
County, NJ Records Requests - Track request (justfoia.com)  OPRA requests
are no longer accepted via email.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (908)
231-7037 or via email.

 

Kelly

 

 

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Dear Kelly Mager,

The website does not load for me that you referred me to and I would prefer to have all the records requested emailed to me at [email address]. Please take as long as you reasonably need to fulfill the request, but I know by law my request must be fulfilled as long as it is in writing.

As per Opera FAQs:

Do I have to send records to a requestor by the method the requestor specifies?

Yes. A custodian must grant access to a government record by the method of delivery requested by the requestor (such as regular mail, fax, or e-mail). OPRA permits the production of electronic records free of charge, except that a public agency may charge the actual cost of any needed supplies such as computer discs.

Can I request records in a specific medium?
OPRA provides that a custodian must permit access to a government record and provide a copy of the record(s) in the medium requested, if the public agency maintains the record in that medium.

I am requesting the documents via this portal and/or via email.

Thank you.

Kelly Mager, Somerset County

I will add this to the system for now. You will receive an email when the files are ready for download.

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Kelly Mager, Somerset County

Dear F Smith,

The County of Somerset (“County”) records custodian received your Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) request on 1/25/2024. The seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request is 2/5/2024. As such, the County is timely responding to your request in accordance with New Jersey law.

Your OPRA request seeks the following records:

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message. Records requested: All of her 2023 K9 reports All of her 2023 Daily Activity Reports/Sheets/Logs with reports including vehicle mileage accountability All K9 requests/responses documented in CAD with her response dictating if a K9 was available and what K9 team responded All VCSPOSS entries for overtime, including departmental overtime, special detail overtime, and extra detail overtime including all road job overtime sheets All 2023 Schedule changes, reason for schedule changes, and the approval for any schedule changes by a supervisor All 2023 undocumented time off not in the scheduling system to include what she refers to as “flex time”; how her 2023 “flex time” was accrued; date and times worked accruing the “flex time” all documentation proving she earned “flex time” and what daily activities she conducted to earn said “flex time” off her supervisor’s approval to accrue “flex time”; her supervisor’s approval to use her “flex time”; and what was her “flex time” used for (ie taken flex time to work a road job); and where her “flex time” is formally documented and tracked. All 2023 emails from Sgt. Snook to her unit advising the use of “flex time” and the rule implemented to use “flex time” All 2023 VCSPOSS entries referencing “flex time” for Sgt. Snook, including but not limited to April 2023 to May 2023 and all entries throughout the rest of the year All 2023 K9 and all in-service trainings Sgt. Snook attended All firearms qualification dates and scores for handgun, rifle, shotgun, and all firearms approved for her to carry on duty All 2023 Veterinarian records for her department issued K9 and paid for by the agency All 2023 DRE/DUI reports or reports of her involvement in DRE/DUI investigations All of her supervisor’s approval to attend training for overtime All of her supervisor’s approval to move/alter her schedule to compensate the ability to work overtime All 2023 K9 requests that were requested thru the Somerset County K9 Online Request Form; Sgt. Snook’s approval and denial requests and all emails denying a request with her explanation for such denied requests Yours faithfully, Anonymous

OPRA allows the records custodian to seek extensions of time pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5i. The County anticipates requiring an additional two weeks (until February 20, 2024) to compile, review, and produce the potentially responsive records in accordance with New Jersey law. The County also reserves the right to request an additional extension of time, if necessary. See Scheeler v. New Jersey Department of Educ., GRC Complaint No. 2014-123 (2016).

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Very truly yours,

Kelly Mager - Custodian of Records
20 Grove Street
PO Box 3000
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
(908) 231 - 7030
[Somerset County request email]

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JustFOIA Notification,

[1]See the source image
 
Dear Requestor, 
 
The [2]Request Number: PRR-2024-87 has been completed. Please click on the
request link to download the response documentation. 
 

Your Open Public Records request has thus been processed in accordance
with N.J.S.A. 47:1A:1 and is now closed.

 
Thank you, 
Kelly Mager - Custodian of Records
20 Grove Street
PO Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231 - 7030
[Somerset County request email]

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Kelly Mager, Somerset County

Good morning,

Please be advised that the files associated with your OPRA are available for download through the JustFOIA portal.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Kelly

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Dear Kelly Mager,

I am unable to open any document you provided that is a .msg file. I downloaded Microsoft Outlook in an attempt to open it and the file still does not open. Please provide all .msg files in this Opra request in a pdf format. If you require another request to be filled out please accept this as such request.

Yours sincerely,

F Smith

Kelly Mager, Somerset County



I will be out of the office until Monday, March 4th, 2024  with limited
access to email.  If you need immediate assistance, please call the
Commissioners Office at (908) 231-7030.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Mager, Somerset County

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Good afternoon,

Attached are the files that appeared as .msg in the response documents. They had to be printed and then scanned. Please note that my name appears at the top as they were printed by me.

Kelly

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JustFOIA Notification,

[1]See the source image
 
Dear Requestor, 
 
The [2]Request Number: PRR-2024-87 has been completed. Please click on the
request link to download the response documentation. 
 

Your Open Public Records request has thus been processed in accordance
with N.J.S.A. 47:1A:1 and is now closed.

 
Thank you, 
Kelly Mager - Custodian of Records
20 Grove Street
PO Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231 - 7030
[Somerset County request email]

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Dear Somerset County,

Thank you for putting those emails into a pdf. It looks like most of what I asked for is here. However, I am still missing the following as part of the request:

All 2023 Schedule changes, reason for schedule changes, and the approval for any schedule changes by a supervisor; how her 2023 “flex time” was ***accrued***; ***date and times worked accruing the “flex time”*** all documentation proving she earned “flex time”**** and what daily activities she conducted to earn said “flex time” off *********her supervisor’s approval to accrue “flex time”*******; ******her supervisor’s approval to use her “flex time”******.
Yours faithfully,

F Smith

JustFOIA Notification,

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Dear Requestor, 
 
Thank you for submitting a request for records on Tuesday, March 12, 2024
at 10:12 AM (Eastern Standard Time).
Your request reference number is [2]Request Number: PRR-2024-285 and your
security key is 315350.
Please have both reference numbers available when communicating with our
staff regarding your request. 
 
Thank you, 
Kelly Mager - Custodian of Records
20 Grove Street
PO Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231 - 7030
[Somerset County request email]
 
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Kelly Mager, Somerset County

I have entered this into the OPRA system and am awaiting a response from Sheriff's Office.

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JustFOIA Notification,

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Dear Requestor, 
 
The [2]Request Number: PRR-2024-285 has been completed. Please click on
the request link to download the response documentation. 
 

Please be advised that no additional records exist that are responsive to
this request. The County previously provided the 2023 Overtime Comments
Report that was responsive to this request. In an effort to be responsive
please note that flex time was accrued, and daily activities that earned
flex time-Flex time was accrued by but not limited to: K9 demonstrations,
K9 vehicle maintenance/transports, annual agency training, public
relations-ceremonies, veterinary visits (scheduled and emergent), K9
sniffs (scheduled & nonscheduled), K9 reports and K9 in-service training.
(See 2023 Overtime Comments Report).  Report does not indicate which
details were converted to flex time hours.  

Date & Times Worked Accruing Flex Time- (See 2023 Overtime Comments
Report) Report does not indicate which details were converted to flex time
hours. 

Overtime events worked & document-(See 2023 Overtime Comment Report)

Supervisors' approval to accrue flex time-Authorized verbally by
Administrative Division Undersheriff Paul Kaminsky.

Supervisors' approval to use flex time-Authorized verbally by
Administrative Division Undersheriff Paul Kaminsky.

 

Your Open Public Records request has thus been processed in accordance
with N.J.S.A. 47:1A:1 and is now closed.

 
Thank you, 
Kelly Mager - Custodian of Records
20 Grove Street
PO Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231 - 7030
[Somerset County request email]

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