Over a decade ago, a University of Michigan donor made an endowed gift to the university. In March, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni filed a public records request to find out how that gift had been spent. U-M estimated it would take less than seven hours to produce the documents, but despite 200 days passing by and hundreds of dollars being spent, the full records have still not been given.
In March, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni made a public record request on behalf of one of their clients, a donor who had made an endowed gift to the University of Michigan over a decade ago. The public records request was intended to find out how the endowed gift had been spent.
The University of Michigan initially estimated that it would take 45 business days to complete the 6.75 hours of employee time necessary to fulfill the request, which would have been June 1. The university later amended their estimate multiple times to continue to delay when the response was due.
As of December 22, the University of Michigan has only partially completed this request. More than 200 days have passed and hundreds of dollars has been spent to fulfill a request that was supposed to take less than seven hours.