We write in response to your July 26, 2019 request for information pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA). Your specific request is noted below along with our corresponding response.
The records we are requesting pertain to pension data maintained by ESRI for the city of North Providence – specifically for retired North Providence fire fighters…. We ask for the requested records below in electronic form. Specifically, we ask for this information in spreadsheet or ‘CSV’ file formats…
The information below is being requested for the following pension plan(s): North Providence Fire Fighters
Please provide the information below separately for each plan.
- Documentation for each employee or retiree in each pension group. Please provide the information requested in each section below (active, terminated vested and retired) in its own spreadsheet.
- Retired employees
- Full name
- Current address
- Full date of birth (or year of birth)
- Municipal department worked for at retirement
- Date of hire
- last job title
- 2019 annualized payment amount
- 2018 annualized payment amount
- 2017 annualized payment amount
- date of retirement
- annualized rate of pay at retirement
- Payment type (single life annuity, 50% joint and survivor, etc)
- Disability or regular pension
- Full name of spouse if eligible as a beneficiary if retired employee dies (if applicable)
- Current address of beneficiary spouse (if applicable)
- Full date of birth (or year of birth) of beneficiary spouse
- Pension group name
Please find attached the documents responsive to your request. Note that pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws § 38-2-3(h), the Office of the General Treasurer is not required to reorganize, consolidate, or compile data not maintained by the Office in the form requested. Such information includes “last job title”, which the Office does not maintain. Further note that certain information has been withheld pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-2(4)(A)(I)(b) as it consists of personal individually identifiable information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Such information includes full dates of birth, full addresses, and names of beneficiaries who have yet to receive a pension.
If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Frank Karpinski, Executive Director, 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.