The Court of Appeals has clarified §89(7) of FOIL and found that the names of retired public employees, “retirees” receiving government pensions are required to be made public. See: https://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/Decisions/2014/May14/77-78opn14-Decision.pdf
In interpreting the scope of §89(7), the Court confirmed that nothing in that provision requires disclosure of a retiree’s home address, or the name or home address of a “beneficiary”, a family member of an employee or retiree who is entitled to benefits after the employee’s or retiree’s death.
In doing so, the Court distinguished its ruling in Veteran Police Assn. v New York City Police Dept. Art. I Pension Fund (61 NY2d 659, 472 NYS2d 85 ), which was determined prior to the adoption of §89(7) and involved a request for the names and home addresses of retired public employees.