We write in response to your January 23, 2017 and January 30, 2017 requests for information pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA). Your specific requests are noted below along with our corresponding response.
Please provide copies of any correspondence between the pension fund or the General Treasurer and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the past 4 years.
For the past 4 years, I hereby request all documents, emails and other correspondence between the Fund and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I also request all documents, emails and other correspondence between the Fund and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Please find the remainder of documents responsive to your requests; specifically, documents from 2013 through 2014. Please note that there are no documents responsive to your request pertaining to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws (“R.I.G.L.”) § 38-2-2(4)(B), some of the documents you have requested are deemed to contain trade secrets, commercial, and financial information obtained from a person, firm, or corporation which is of a privileged or confidential nature. Consequently, some documents have been withheld and some documents have been partially redacted to protect such information. Specifically, audited financials and certain due diligence reports have been withheld from the consultant RFP responses. Additionally, bank account information has been redacted.
If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws §38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Amy L. Crane, General Counsel for the Rhode Island General Treasurer’s Office, 50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor, Warwick, RI 02886. You may also file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 or the Rhode Island Superior Court of the county where the records are maintained.
Additional information regarding the Access to Public Records Act may be found at http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/opengovernment.
Thank you for your interest in keeping government open and accountable to the public.
Documents responsive to the request have been released.