The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) encourages you to use the form below to make a public records request (PRR) of MOD's Office. This helps to ensure the most expeditious and accurate response to your request. Otherwise, written requests may be delivered by hand, mail, email or fax (if available).  While requests for public records may be made orally in person to an RAO, such requests may not be the subject of an appeal.  Telephone requests may be accepted at the discretion of the RAO.

MOD has designated the following employee as the Primary Records Access Officer (RAO) who will assist requesters in fulfilling their requests.

Evan Bjorklund, Primary RAO
Title: General Counsel
Business address: One Ashburton Place, Room 1305, Boston, MA 02108
Business telephone number:  617-727-7440
Business email:  modrecords@state.ma.us

Categories

1) Client advocacy case files including contact information, problem resolution, referral, and related correspondence;

2) Course records and training curriculum conducted on disability rights, laws, and obligations;

3) Architectural access site visit reports and documentation; and

4) Technical assistance and legal guidance publications, case files, and social media announcements re disability.

When requesting public records, please provide a reasonable description of the records sought and a preferred format, if any, for receiving public records that are available in electronic form. Please understand that a request to search employee emails will generally require more time to complete and may require us to charge fees. It is often helpful to specify a time period and particular search terms, so that the search does not yield unmanageable results.

All requests will be processed in accordance with the public records law and regulations at M.G.L. c. 66, § 1 et seq. (as most recently amended by An Act to Improve Public Records, St. 2016, c. 121) and 950 C.M.R. 32.00. The procedure for appealing a public records response to the Supervisor of Public Records is set forth at 950 C.M.R. 32.08, available at http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-source/cmr/.

Contacting an Agency

To help avoid delay in responses, please consider whether your public record request would more appropriately be directed to a secretariat or agency.

Each secretariat and agency has a designated RAO who will receive and respond to public records requests. The following are links to A&F agency PRR pages and RAO emails for your review.

A&F Agency (linked to PRR Page)RAO Email
Appellate Tax Board - Public Records RequestsMark.Defrancisco@MassMail.State.MA.US
Bureau of the State House - Public Records Requeststammy.kraus@state.ma.us
Civil Service Commission - Public Records Requestschristopher.bowman@massmail.state.ma.us
Department of Revenue - Public Records Requestsrandallr@dor.state.ma.us - Tax Division
claymana@dor.state.ma.us - Child Support
Division of Administrative Law Appeals - Public Records Requestsedward.mcgrath@massmail.state.ma.us
Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance - Public Records Requestspeter.wilson@massmail.state.ma.us
Group Insurance Commission - Public Records RequestsGICRAO@massmail.state.ma.us
Health Policy Commission - Public Records Requestslisa.snellings@state.ma.us
Human Resources Division - Public Records RequestsHRDPublicRecords@massmail.state.ma.us
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council - Public Records Requestsdan.shannon@massmail.state.ma.us
Massachusetts Office of Information Technology - Public Records Requestsmichelle.burwell@massmail.state.ma.us
Massachusetts Office on Disability - Public Records Requestsmodrecords@state.ma.us
Operational Services Division - Public Records RequestsOSDLegal@osd.state.ma.us
State Library - Public Records Requestselvernoy.johnson@state.ma.us