Request #19-57
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Dear Office of the General Treasurer:

I am writing to you as the responsible authority of the Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer.  This is formal request for access to public records.

I am requesting the following:

  1. A list of all entities (corporations, financial institutions, financial intermediaries, life insurance companies, etc.) currently under unclaimed property reporting audit by the Rhode Island Office of the State Treasurer. Please include the following information for each entity - Name of Entity, Entity FEIN, Type of Audit, Contractor Name, and Year(s) of Audit(s).
  2. A copy of the most recent third party auditor Work in Progress Reports (Kelmar Associates, LLC, Audit Services, Verus, Discovery Audit Services, Treasury Services Group, etc.) in connection with entities under unclaimed property reporting audit by the Rhode Island Office of the State Treasurer.  Please include the following information for each entity - Name of Entity, Entity FEIN, Type of Audit (property type), Last Activity Date, and Status.

Please email all applicable documents to me at mcroul@keaneup.com.  


If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $100.00.   

I am requesting a prompt response to this request.  If you anticipate a significant delay in responding or fulfilling access to the records I am requesting, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.

Thank you for considering my request.


Received

August 1, 2019 via web


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Staff

Point of Contact

Kara DiPaola

Request Published Public
September 8, 2019, 7:16pm
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We write in response to your August 1, 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.

I am requesting the following:

  1. A list of all entities (corporations, financial institutions, financial intermediaries, life insurance companies, etc.) currently under unclaimed property reporting audit by the Rhode Island Office of the State Treasurer. Please include the following information for each entity - Name of Entity, Entity FEIN, Type of Audit, Contractor Name, and Year(s) of Audit(s).
  2. A copy of the most recent third party auditor Work in Progress Reports (Kelmar Associates, LLC, Audit Services, Verus, Discovery Audit Services, Treasury Services Group, etc.) in connection with entities under unclaimed property reporting audit by the Rhode Island Office of the State Treasurer.  Please include the following information for each entity - Name of Entity, Entity FEIN, Type of Audit (property type), Last Activity Date, and Status.

Please find attached the documents responsive to your request.  Note that the documents have been redacted pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws § 38-2-2(4)(B) & (K) to protect notes, working papers, work products, and financial information that is of a privileged or confidential nature.  Be advised 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.  

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.

August 9, 2019, 9:36am
Document(s) Released Public
Kelmar- July 2019.xlsx
Verus- June 2019.xlsx
Audit Service June 2019.xlsx
August 9, 2019, 9:36am
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
August 1, 2019, 4:15pm