As Connecticut works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Freedom of Information Commission has begun returning to the Commission’s office on a limited basis.  However, the building continues to be closed to the general public.  During this time of reopening, a limited number of staff will work at the Commission’s office while others will continue to telework.   The Commission resumed its schedule of Regular Meetings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Commission meetings will be conducted via telephone and teleconference until such time as restrictions allow a public meeting to be held at the Commission's offices.  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings will be published and included with each meeting agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.  Contested case hearings resumed via telephone the week of August 17, 2020. The Commission continues to accept appeals and engage in its ombudsman program.

The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of September 24, 2012 through September 28, 2012 at the specific dates and times listed below.  Each meeting will be held in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, First Floor, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for the purpose of conducting a hearing concerning the contested case designated by the corresponding docket number listed below.  For further information concerning these hearings, please contact the Commission’s administrative office at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106:  telephone (860) 566-5682.
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-173 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care, Osborn Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
FIC 2012-266 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-250 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Midletown; and Police Department, City of Middletown
 September 25, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-108 Gary Cooke v. Wayne Carver, Chief, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-003 Earle Walker v. Milagros Ramos, Labor Relations Specialist, Board of Education, City of Hartford; Jill Cutler-Hodgman, Chief Labor and Legal Officer, Board of Education, City of Hartford; Elaine Bonfigilio, Insurance Specialist,  Board of Education, City of Hartford; and Board of Education, City of Hartford
  
 September 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-222 Lorenzo Osborne v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-175 George Schober v. David Palmer, Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; Joan Formeister, Vice Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; and Board of Education, Somers Public Schools
 September 27, 2012 No Meetings Scheduled
 September 28, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-670 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-104 Phyllis Lindsey v. Claim Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Transit; and Connecticut Transit
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Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-173 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care, Osborn Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
FIC 2012-266 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on September 24, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-173;
David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care, Osborn Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
Docket #FIC 2012-266;
David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
David Taylor appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Donald R. Green appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:36 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Dated:  September 25, 2012
 September 24, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-250 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Midletown; and Police Department, City of Middletown
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-250;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Midletown; and Police Department, City of Middletown
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 25, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-108 Gary Cooke v. Wayne Carver, Chief, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on September 25, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-108;
Gary Cooke v. Wayne Carver, Chief, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Gary Cooke appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Patrick B. Kwanashie appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM.
Dated:  September 27, 2012
 September 25, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-003 Earle Walker v. Milagros Ramos, Labor Relations Specialist, Board of Education, City of Hartford; Jill Cutler-Hodgman, Chief Labor and Legal Officer, Board of Education, City of Hartford; Elaine Bonfigilio, Insurance Specialist,  Board of Education, City of Hartford; and Board of Education, City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 25, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-003;
Earle Walker v. Milagros Ramos, Labor Relations Specialist, Board of Education, City of Hartford; Jill Cutler-Hodgman, Chief Labor and Legal Officer, Board of Education, City of Hartford; Elaine Bonfigilio, Insurance Specialist,  Board of Education, City of Hartford; and Board of Education, City of Hartford
Earle Walker appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Melinda Kaufmann appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:30 PM.
Dated:  September 27, 2012
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
September 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-222 Lorenzo Osborne v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on September 26, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-222;
Lorenzo Osborne v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
Lorenzo Osborne appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Gregory M. Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:33 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:08 AM.
Dated:  September 27, 2012
 September 26, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-175 George Schober v. David Palmer, Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; Joan Formeister, Vice Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; and Board of Education, Somers Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-175;
George Schober v. David Palmer, Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; Joan Formeister, Vice Chairman, Board of Education, Somers Public Schools; and Board of Education, Somers Public Schools
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 28, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-670 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-670;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Col. Danny Stebbins, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 September 28, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-104 Phyllis Lindsey v. Claim Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Transit; and Connecticut Transit
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-104;
Phyllis Lindsey v. Claim Officer, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Transit; and Connecticut Transit