We write in response to your February 11, 2020 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:
- 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).
- 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.