Department of Transitional Assistance public records

Public records enhance access to information. Learn more about how you can request access to public records from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).

On June 3, 2016, Governor Baker signed into law “An Act to Improve Public Records.” This law went into effect January 1, 2017. Every day, the Executive branch responds to a large number of public records requests. This law provides standards that help improve our approach to reduce delays and costs of these requests. For more information, see Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016 and 950 CMR 32.

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services encourages you to use the form below to make a public records request (PRR) of the Department of Transitional Assistance. 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.

Please note, the information you seek may already be available online. Please see commonly requested documents below.

The Department of Transitional Assistance has designated the following employee as the Primary Records Access Officer (RAO) who will assist requesters in fulfilling their requests:

Nakisha L. Skinner, Primary RAO
Title: General Counsel
Business address: 600 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Business telephone number: 617-348-8520
Business email:

Only questions pertaining to the PRR process or a PRR status should be sent to the email account of the Primary RAO.