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Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

Any person wishing to examine or obtain a copy of records maintained by the Governor's Office of Employee Relations pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) must submit a written request to the Records Access Officer in person, by mail or e-mail. Such request must identify the specific records sought by date and by subject matter in a manner sufficiently detailed to make them readily identifiable by the Records Access Officer. The request should indicate whether you wish to inspect the records in person or receive a copy of the records by mail or e-mail. Within five business days of receipt of such a request, the Records Access Officer will furnish a written acknowledgment of the receipt of such request and a statement of the approximate date when such request will be granted or denied. A search will be undertaken to determine if the requested records exist and can be produced.

Upon a request being granted, you will be informed as to the number of pages of documents found which satisfy the request and the cost to reproduce them. Copies of records will be provided or mailed at a cost of $0.25 per page, paid in advance by check made payable to the Governor's Office of Employee Relations, and sent to the address below. Records maintained electronically may be provided by e-mail. Records may be inspected in person at a mutually agreed upon date and time at the Governor's Office of Employee Relations, 12th Floor, Agency Building 2, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.

For a current list by subject matter of all records in the possession of GOER, click here.

For more information on New York State's commitment to open government, you can visit The Committee on Open Government web site.

To make a FOIL request for records maintained by the Governor's Office of Employee Relations, use the e-mail form below or e-mail the Records Access Officer at, or contact:

Governor's Office of Employee Relations
Attn: Records Access Officer
12th Floor
Agency Building 2
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12223-1250

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If you have been denied access by the Records Access Officer, you will be notified in writing. You have a right to appeal but you must do so within 30 days from the date of determination. An appeal must be filed in writing and mailed to:

Michael Volforte
Governor's Office of Employee Relations
Agency Building 2 – Suite 1201
Albany, New York 12223

Updated: February 17, 2016