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.  At this time, there are no Contested Case Hearings scheduled through August 14, 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 April 7, 2014 through April 11, 2014 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
 April 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-573 David Cummings v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Superior Court Operations; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Superior Court Operations
FIC 2013-574 David Cummings v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Administrative Service Division; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Administrative Service Division
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-567 Dawn Llewellyn v. Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; and Fairfield Public Schools
 2:30 PM FIC 2013-570 Marie Geelan v. Director, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services; and State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
 April 8, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-498 Jason Miller v. FOI Liaison C. Mitchell, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 April 9, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 April 10, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-418 Joseph Tarzia v. Robert DeLuca, as Member, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and Board of Representatives, City of Stamford
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-419 David Jacobs v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
 April 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-557 Robert Sirkin v. William Griffin, President, Board of Governors, Point O'Woods Association, Inc.; and  Board of Governors, Point O' Woods Association, Inc.
FIC 2013-582 Robert Sirkin v. William Griffin, President, Board of Governors, Point O'Woods Association, Inc.; and Board of Governors, Point O'Woods Association, Inc.
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-530 Nancy Rossi v. Commissioner, Department of Human Resources, Town of West Haven; and Department of Human Resources, Town of West Haven
FIC 2013-686 Nancy Rossi v. Director, Department of Personnel and Labor Relations, City of West Haven; Department of Personnel and Labor Relations, City of West Haven; and City of West Haven
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 7, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-573 David Cummings v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Superior Court Operations; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Superior Court Operations
FIC 2013-574 David Cummings v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Administrative Service Division; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Administrative Service Division
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for April 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-573;
David Cummings v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Superior Court Operations; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Superior Court Operations
Docket #FIC 2013-574;
David Cummings v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Administrative Service Division; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Administrative Service Division
 April 7, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-567 Dawn Llewellyn v. Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; and Fairfield Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 7, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-567;
Dawn Llewellyn v. Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; and Fairfield Public Schools
Dawn Llewellyn appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Joshua Wyatt appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:23 PM.
Dated:  April 7, 2014
 April 7, 2014  2:30 PM FIC 2013-570 Marie Geelan v. Director, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services; and State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-570;
Marie Geelan v. Director, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services; and State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 8, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-498 Jason Miller v. FOI Liaison C. Mitchell, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 8, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-498;
Jason Miller v. FOI Liaison C. Mitchell, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Cheshire Correctional Institution; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Jason Miller appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:38 AM.
Dated:  April 8, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 10, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-418 Joseph Tarzia v. Robert DeLuca, as Member, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and Board of Representatives, City of Stamford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-418;
Joseph Tarzia v. Robert DeLuca, as Member, Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and Board of Representatives, City of Stamford
 April 10, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-419 David Jacobs v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-419;
David Jacobs v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-557 Robert Sirkin v. William Griffin, President, Board of Governors, Point O'Woods Association, Inc.; and  Board of Governors, Point O' Woods Association, Inc.
FIC 2013-582 Robert Sirkin v. William Griffin, President, Board of Governors, Point O'Woods Association, Inc.; and Board of Governors, Point O'Woods Association, Inc.
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for April 11, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-557;
Robert Sirkin v. William Griffin, President, Board of Governors, Point O'Woods Association, Inc.; and  Board of Governors, Point O' Woods Association, Inc.
Docket #FIC 2013-582;
Robert Sirkin v. William Griffin, President, Board of Governors, Point O'Woods Association, Inc.; and Board of Governors, Point O'Woods Association, Inc.
Dated:  April 8, 2014
 April 11, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-530 Nancy Rossi v. Commissioner, Department of Human Resources, Town of West Haven; and Department of Human Resources, Town of West Haven
 April 11, 2014 FIC 2013-686 Nancy Rossi v. Director, Department of Personnel and Labor Relations, City of West Haven; Department of Personnel and Labor Relations, City of West Haven; and City of West Haven
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 11, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-530;
Nancy Rossi v. Commissioner, Department of Human Resources, Town of West Haven; and Department of Human Resources, Town of West Haven
Docket #FIC 2013-686;
Nancy Rossi v. Director, Department of Personnel and Labor Relations, City of West Haven; Department of Personnel and Labor Relations, City of West Haven; and City of West Haven
Nancy Rossi appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Henry Szadkowski 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:18 AM.
Dated:  April 15, 2014