March 2014 Open Records Requests

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On February 19, 2014, Connie Ryan Terrell, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, requested (1) All correspondence between the Office of the Governor and Betty DeBoef, (2) the dates of times Betty DeBoef met with the Office of the Governor, (3) Betty De Boef’s District Court Nominating Commission application, (4) and all documents related to the judicial nominating commission district 8A. On March 12, 2014, our office provided a CD containing 17 emails and five pages in hard copy. There was no charge for this request. On March 18, 2014, Senator Janet Petersen, Des Moines, requested copies of settlements no signed by former employees, copy of settlement agreements between a state agency and former employees from January 14, 2011, copies of complaints filed by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and the Iowa Public Employees Relations Board, a list of funding sources for settlement agreements, a list of employees or directors that authorized settlement payments. On March 18, 2014, our office responded that there were no documents responsive to this request and referred Senator Petersen to the Department of Administrative Services, the Public Employees Relations Board, and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. There was no charge for this request. On March 19, 2014, Jason Clayworth, The Des Moines Register, requested a copy of all settlement agreements that involve payments of $1 or more to persons or businesses that the Office of the Governor has made that did not require or obtain approval from the Iowa Appeals Board from January 14, 2011 – March 19, 2014. On March 27, 2014, our office responded that there were no documents responsive to this request. There was no charge for this request. On March 21, 2014, Peggy Elliott, Grinnell, Iowa, requested copies of applications, except hers, and supporting materials for individuals who applied for the Commission for the Blind. On March 27, 2014, our office provided 64 pages in hard copy. There was a charge of $5.40 for copies.