Records Access Officer Leaving City of Framingham

FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham Public Records Access Officer is leaving.

Mike Tusino IV gave notice on Friday. His last name will be November 2.

Tusino had been the City’s Records Access Officer for 13 months.

He is responsible for responding to records requests by the public, under the Freedom of Information Act, and beyond.

He is the second person in that department to give notice in the last 3 months.

In July, the City’s Public Information Officer Nichol M. Figueiredo resigned her position. She also served as the City’s webmaster. Her salary was $85,000.

Figueiredo has since launched her own company RequestFOIA.

Since Figueiredo left, Tusino IV had taken on portion of her job, including issuing press release, answering questions from the media, publishing news on the city’s social media accounts, along with his tasks of Records Access Officer.

The Mayor’s office began advertising for a new Public Information Officer in August at a salary range of $72,090 to $82,809

The Public Information Officer position reports directly to Mayor Yvonne Spicer.

The individual “performs responsible professional work providing information on behalf of the City through various communication outlets to diverse audiences. Works with the Mayor on strategic communication initiatives for the City. Performs all other related work as required,” according to the job positing on the City’s website.

One of the essential functions of the position, according to the City’s website is to “act as a spokesperson for the City.”

The individual also “serves as the City’s Emergency Information/Communication Officer.”

Source inquired in September about the hiring process and the number of applicants.

Tusino IV told Source there were 20 applicants. He said interviews were being conducted.

As of today, October 24, no one has been hired.

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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