I guess Ed lost his "cool" at DESPP HQ once or twice.
I also have about 5 pending FOIA requests -- pending since about JUN.
For many of the queries I got no response w/i 5 days ~ off to the FIC for complaints before the FIC for failure
to provide a response w/i 5 bus. days. CGS Sec. 1-206 calls for a PROMPT access to records as well but the FIC has given DESPP wide latitude in what is considered PROMPT for them (and all other folks involved with any gun related issue).
I called Christine Plourde last week asking for updates (the first time I called for updates). She was very nice to me (why not? She doesn't care really). Heck, she even said that she thought that 1 of my requests should have been completed by now and would check back with the firearms unit (who she alleged was very very busy). Zonkers Shaggy! Of course she has not called back ... Gee wiz Shaggy.
Ed knows if he gets no response at all in 5 business days, he can file a complaint before the almost useless FIC.
And if not prompt, file a FIC complaint. And then wait about 1 yr for a decision from the FIC. The FIC should be an optional route of settling these cases; a person should be able to go right to court (it would be faster).
Sounds like Ed isn't happy with the FIC either. But I have a case next week before the full commission regarding the Hartford CHO parking ticket place where they denied me access to hearing chambers .. the preliminary report was favorable to me gaining access...a complaint filed in NOV 12 (FIC Case 2012-627) ... so I'll get a final decision in about OCT 13 I figure, if the respondents don't appeal of course. But this took/will take, what 11 mos? Outrageous when compared to other states 30 days to decide an appeal under FOIA.