6.14: Objections and Administrative Appeals

(1) Objection to Custodian. Any member or his or her authorized representative who objects to the
collection, maintenance, dissemination, use, accuracy, completeness, type of, or denial of access to,
personal data in his or her retirement file, may file an objection thereto with the Custodian. Upon
receipt of such objection, the Custodian shall investigate the validity of the objection. If, after the
investigation, the objection is found to be meritorious, the Custodian shall correct the contents of the
data or the methods for holding or the use of such data. If the objection is found to lack merit, the
Custodian shall provide the member the opportunity to have a statement reflecting his or her views
recorded and disseminated with the data in question. In either event, the Custodian shall notify the
member in writing of his or her decision within 30 days following receipt of the objection.

(2) Appeals to the Supervisor of Public Records. In the event any Custodian denies access to a
record claimed to be a public record, the person making the request may appeal the matter to the
Supervisor of Public Records as provided by M.G.L. c. 66, § 10(b) and 950 CMR 32.04.

(3) Judicial Relief. The administrative remedies provided in 840 CMR 6.14 shall not limit
administrative or judicial remedies provided in M.G.L. c. 66, § 10, M.G.L. c. 214, § 3B, or any other
statute or regulation.


840 CMR 6.00: M.G.L. c. 7, § 50; M.G.L. c. 32, § 21.


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