PR 16-29 Brien v. Woonsocket Housing Authority – No Violation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The Complainant sought copies of all reports prepared by a search consultant who was hired to evaluate applications and resumes of candidates for the position of the Woonsocket Housing Authority’s Executive Director. There were two responsive documents, one that lists the names of applicants and identified these individuals into different categories, and second, a scoring grid of various applicants.

We concluded that the disclosure of the information contained in these documents that refers to unsuccessful candidates for the position of Executive Director would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of these candidates’ personal privacy. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-2(4)(A)(I)(b); Jackson v. Town of Coventry, PR 14-35. The WHA did not violate the APRA when it provided the Complainant with the business addresses of the Board of Commissioners.

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