Mackinac Center Sues University of Michigan Over Salary FOIA
On Jan. 12, 2021, the Mackinac Center filed a FOIA request for the names of all employees of the University of Michigan's Office of Institutional Equity in 2019 and 2020. This request was modified on Jan. 20 to include a request for these employees' salaries, including bonus and overtime pay. On Feb. 2, the university released the names and base salary of the employees but failed to provide the bonus and overtime pay requested.
CASE UPDATE: On July 12th, 2021 the Court of Claims ruled in favor of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, stating that the University of Michigan must provide the requested FOIA documents.