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OGIS Final Response Letters to Customers

OGIS issues final response letters to parties when we close out the dispute resolution process in their case. The response letters document the outcome and any resolution the parties reached. However, the letters do not contain findings or conclusions about FOIA compliance and cannot be used in any subsequent proceedings. OGIS posts the final response letters on this page if both parties agree.*

 *Letters dated prior to October 1, 2016, did not require parties' consent to post.

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Case Number Letter Date Agency/ Department, Component

OGIS Case Category

(Exemption)

OGIS Case Description Document URL
 201601270  2016/09/22 Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Ombuds  

Customer disputes agency's no records response. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-22-final-letter-201601270.pdf

 201601176  2016/09/26  Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(6,7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with a denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS explained the agency's exemptions and public interest.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-26-final-letter-201601176.pdf

 201601178  2016/09/13 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys No Records

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted the agency and learned that there may be other places customer could make request. OGIS sent customer additional information.

 

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-13-final-letter-201601178.pdf

 201601114 2016/09/09  Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer requested assistance with delayed FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to obtain the appeal tracking number and the status of the appeal in the agency's queue. Relayed this information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-09-final-letter-201601114.pdf

 201600469  2016/09/08 Department of Defense Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks assistance with delayed FOIA requests. OGIS worked with the agency's FOIA Public Liaison but was unable to obtain estimated dates of completion.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-08-final-letter-201600469.pdf

 201601047 2016/09/08 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with delayed FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency and learned the agency issued a response. OGIS informed the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-08-final-letter-201601047.pdf

 201600894  2016/09/08  Department of Defense, Navy Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with delayed FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency and received a copy of the agency's final response letter, which OGIS sent to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-08-final-letter-201600894.pdf

 201601161  2016/09/08 Equal Employment Opportunity  Commission  Ombuds  

Customer disputes agency's response to an appeal. Explained appeal process.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-08-final-letter-201601161.pdf

 201601128  2016/09/02  Environmental Protection Agency  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with interim releases and dispute of the use of exemption. OGIS contacted the agency, but the agency was firm in their use of the exemption. OGIS provided customer with information about appeals.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-02-final-letter-201601128.pdf

 201601013  2016/08/31  INTERPOL

 Denial

(7(C))

 

Customer disputes agency's decision. Provided information on public interest.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-31-final-letter-201601013.pdf

 201600859  2016/09/02 Health and Human Services Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with additional questions regarding medical records. OGIS responded explaining the purpose of the FOIA and it's limitations regarding questions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-09-02-final-letter-201600859.pdf

 201600934  2016/08/26 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Denial  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA. OGIS discussed request with agency and explained the agency's actions to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-26-final-letter-201600934.pdf

 201601164  2016/08/23  Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General  Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks assistance with a referred request. OGIS contacted the agency to learn the request's status in the queue, since agency couldn't provide an estimated date of completion.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-23-final-letter-201601164.pdf

 201601032  2016/08/23 Central Intelligence Agency Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer requested assistance with delayed FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency and learned the request is in process and the estimated date of completion remains the same.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-23-final-letter-201601032.pdf

 201601023  2016/08/23  Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons

 Denial

(6, 7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS gave the customer information about the agency's actions and possible steps forward.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-23-final-letter-201601023.pdf

 201600900  2016/08/18  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

 Denial

(6)

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request and seeks status of another. Contacted agencies and provided information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-18-final-letter-201600900.pdf

 201601144 2016/08/18 Department of Veterans Affairs

Denial

(4)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS reached out to agency and learned that the requester made an appeal.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-18-final-letter-201601144.pdf

 201600891  2016/08/15  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted agency and learned on appeal the request was remanded. OGIS explained the process to the customer and explained exemptions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-15-final-letter-201600891.pdf

 201601108 2016/08/11 Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

Denial

(3)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied request and appeal. OGIS spoke with the agency regarding the request and the agency gave OGIS some steps forward for the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-11-final-letter-201601108.pdf

 201600915 2016/08/09 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Ombuds  

Customer came to OGIS regarding a  denied FOIA. While working the case, OGIS learned the customer filed a lawsuit against the agency. OGIS informed customer we could no longer assist when litigation pending.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-09-final-letter-201600915.pdf

 201600748 2016/08/05 Department of Energy Ombuds  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS contacted the agency. Agency decided to issue another release.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-05-final-letter-201600748.pdf

 201600864 2016/08/05 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

Denial

(5, 6, 7(E))

 

Customer requested assistance with agency's response to appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to learn about the case, and informed customer what we learned.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-05-final-letter-201600864.pdf

 201601012  2016/08/04  Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor  Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer requested assistance in learning the status and tracking number of an appeal. Contacted the agency to inquire about the appeal and provided the customer with the tracking number the agency assigned to the appeal.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-04-final-letter-201601012.pdf

 201600139  2016/08/03  Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

 Denial

(3, 5, 7(C))

 

Customer disputed agency's partial denial of a request. Contacted the ageny to inquire about its action on the request. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agency's rationale for responding as it did and information concerning FOIA exemptions 3, 5, and 7(C).

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-03-final-letter-201600139.pdf

 201600746  2016/08/01  Department of Veterans Affairs

 Denial

(6)

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-08-01-final-letter-201600746.pdf

 201600897  2016/07/28  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection

 Denial

(3, 5, 7(C), 7(E))

 

Customer seeks assistance with a denied FOIA. Suggested next steps. 

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-07-28-final-letter-201600897.pdf

 201600080  2016/07/20  Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Services, Office of Inspector General and U.S. Geological Survey Delay, Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer requested assistance with multiple delays with 3 components of the agency. OGIS contacted components and received updates, but all 3 components could not provide estimated dates of completion.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-07-20-final-letter-201600080.pdf

 201600898  2016/07/18  United States Postal Service

 Denial

(6)

 

Customerr requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted agency and explained exemptions to requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-07-18-final-letter-201600898.pdf

 201600716 2016/07/18  Department of Veterans Affairs

 Denial

(6)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and use of exemptions.  OGIS contacted agency, which was firm in its determination. OGIS provided information about exemptions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-07-18-final-letter-201600716.pdf

 201601002  2016/07/18 Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS provided contact information for FOIA processor at agency, since agency cannot discuss tax return information with OGIS.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-07-18-final-letter-201601002.pdf

 201600464  2016/07/18  Health and Human Services  No Records  

Customer requested assistance with delayed FOIA request/appeal. OGIS contacted agency regarding search. Agency conducted additional searches and issued no records response with appeal rights.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-07-18-final-letter-201600464.pdf

 201600928  2016/07/07  Federal Trade Commission

 Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted agency to discuss. Provided information regarding exemptions to requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-07-07-final-letter-201600928.pdf

 201600826  2016/07/12 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

Denial

(3, 7(C))

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-07-12-final-letter-201600826.pdf

 201600824  2016/07/12  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-07-12-final-letter-201600824.pdf

 201600835  2016/06/30  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services  Search  

Customer believes that additional records exist. Discussed with agency and suggested next steps. 

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-30-final-letter-201600835.pdf

 201600750  2016/06/29  Department of Justice, Antitrust Division  Ombuds  

Customer seeks information about an agency's decision to combine two requests. Contacted agency and provided information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-29-final-letter-201600750.pdf

 201600851 2016/06/24 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

No Records

 

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS provided information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-24-final-letter-201600851.pdf

 201600659  2016/06/23  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Office of Personnel Management

Denial

(7(E))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-23-final-letter-201600659.pdf

 201600801  2016/06/23  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  No Records  

Customer disputes agency's no records response. Provided more information about the agency's actions. 

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-23-final-letter-201600801.pdf

 201600670  2016/06/23 Office of Special Counsel

 Denial

(5, 7(C))

 

Customer disputes agency's decision to withhold materials. Provided information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-23-final-letter-201600670.pdf

 201600876  2016/06/17 Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Search  

Customer disputes agency's inability to locate records. Discussed with agency, which adjusted its search and found the records.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-17-final-letter-201600876.pdf

201600828  2016/06/20  Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

Denial

(3,5,7(A), 7(E))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss request. Agency provided information. 

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-20-final-letter-201600828.pdf

 201600895  2016/06/20  Department of Commerce, Census Bureau Fees  

Customer requested assistance with fee estiamte. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss estimate. OGIS provided breakdown of fees for customer and explanation of regulations.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-20-final-letter-201600895.pdf

 201600823  2016/06/20 Central Intelligence Agency

 Glomar

(1, 3)

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-20-final-letter-201600823.pdf

 201600795  2016/06/20 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer requested assistance with one denied FOIA appeal and one delayed FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted agency and obtained the status of the pending appeal. OGIS provided information to the customer regard the nature of Exemption 7A.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-20-final-letter-201600795.pdf

 201600648  2016/06/13 Department of the Interior Delay  

Customer requested assistance with unanswered FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted the agency and received copy of acknowledgment letter.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600648.pdf

 201600715  2016/06/16  Department of State Delay  

Customer requested assistance with delayed for request and non-responsiveness to appeal. OGIS contacted the agency, received estimated dates of completion and explained why under agency regulations, he cannot appeal.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-16-final-letter-201600715.pdf

 201600769  2016/06/16 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation No Records

Customer requested assistance with no records response. OGIS provided more information for customer after discussing request with agency.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-16-final-letter-201600769.pdf

 201600423  2016/06/05  Department of Homeland Security, Privacy Office No Records  

Customer requested assistance with an agency's "no records" response. Contacted the agency to inquire about its search for responsive records. Provided the customer with information regarding the agency's search.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-15-final-letter-201600423.pdf

 201600695  2016/06/16  Department of the Interior Delay  

Customer requested assistance with delayed appeal. Contacted the agency to inquire about the status, tracking number, and estimated completion date for the customer's appeal. Provided the customer with the the appeal's tracking number.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-16-final-letter-201600695.pdf

 201600665 2016/06/14 Department of the Interior Delay  

Customer seeks status of a pending appeal. Contacted agency for status information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-14-final-letter-201600665.pdf

 201600727 2016/06/13 Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration Delay  

Customer requested assistance with 11 delayed FOIA appeals. OGIS contacted agency and learned agency and customer are in litigation. Explained OGIS's role as a non-exclusive to litigation.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600727.pdf

 201600649 2016/06/13 Department of the Interior Delay  

Customer seeks information about the status of an appeal. Contacted the agency, which contacted the requester with a tracking number.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600649.pdf

 201600135 2016/06/13 Department of the Interior Delay  

Customer sought status of pending request. Contacted agency and obtained status information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600135.pdf

 201600601  2016/06/13  U.S. Patent and Trade Office

Denial

(5)

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600601.pdf

 201600825  2016/06/08  Social Security Administration

Denial

(6)

 

Customer requested OGIS assistance with partially denied FOIA request. Contacted the agency to inquire about its action on the customer's request. Provided the customer with an explanation of FOIA Exemption 6 and the rationale behind the agency's response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-08-final-letter-201600825.pdf

 201600815 2016/06/10 Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency

 Denial

(7(C), 7(D), 7(E))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS discussed request with agency and provided more information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-10-final-letter-201600815.pdf

 201600834 2016/06/10 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services Search  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA due to records being lost. OGIS contacted the agency to learn about search and what happened. Relayed information to customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-10-final-letter-201600834.pdf

 201600539  2016/06/06  Department of Commerce, Census Bureau Fees  

Customer requested assistance with appeal regarding fee estimate. OGIS contacted the agency and learned the agency changed it's policy and would accept appeals regarding fee estimates. OGIS relayed the information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-06-final-letter-201600539.pdf

 201600743  2016/06/06  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Denial

(6, 7(C), 7(F))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-06-final-letter-201600743.pdf

 201600580  2016/06/01 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Glomar

(6, 7(CC))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-06-01-final-letter-201600580.pdf

 201600792  2016/05/31

Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

 Denial

(6, 7(C))

 

Customer contacted OGIS regarding concerns about a denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency to learn more about the FOIA dispute and provided the requester with additional information about the exemptions claimed and the FOIA process, and how to submit complaints.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-31-final-letter-201600792.pdf

 201600635  2016/05/31 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

Denial

(7(C))

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a denied FOIA request. OGIS provided the requester with additional information about agencies that are likely to hold records responsive to the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-31-final-letter-201600635.pdf

 201600717  2016/05/23 Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, and Federal Bureau of Investigation No Records  

Customer disputed agencies "no records responses" to records requests. Contacted the agency to inquire about their actions on the customer's requests. Explained to the customer why the agencies didn't have responsive records. Provided the customer with possible next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-23-final-letter-201600717.pdf

 201600775 2016/05/24 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Denial

(7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Contacted the agency to inquire about its response. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agency's action on the request and an explanation of Exemption 7(C).

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-24-final-letter-201600775.pdf

 201600809  2016/05/17 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

 Denial

(6)

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS provided additional information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-17-final-letter-201600809.pdf

 201600758  2016/05/13 Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division No Records  

Requester contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS reached out to agency to ask for additional information pertaining to the search conducted and obtained additional information

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-13-final-letter-201600758.pdf

 201600528 2016/05/25 Department of Veterans Affairs

Denial

(6)

 

Requester contacted OGIS for assistance with a denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss the request and provided the customer with additional information about the exemptions claimed.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-25-final-letter-201600528.pdf

 201600397  2016/05/25 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 Denial

(3, 5, 7(C))

 

Requester contacted OGIS regarding denial. OGIS provided the customer with additional information regarding the exemptions claimed.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-25-final-letter-201600397.pdf

 201600703  2016/05/24  Department of Justice, Civil Division  No Records  

Customer requested assistance with agency's "no records" response. Contacted the agency to inquire about its response to the customer's request. Learned that the customer requested judicial records that the agency does not maintain. Provided the customer with information regarding the agency's response and possible next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-24-final-letter-201600703.pdf

 201600650 2016/05/24 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services  Ombuds  

Customer seeks assistance with denied requests. Provided requester with additional information regarding the FOIA process.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-24-final-letter-201600650.pdf

 201600595 2016/05/02 Central Intelligence Agency  Search  

Customer reached out to OGIS for assistance. OGIS contacted agency for additional information on the request and why it was burdensome as written. Agency provided OGIS with additional explanation to provide the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-02-final-letter-201600595.pdf

 201600321 2016/05/18 National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center Fees  

Customer disputes agency's fee decision. Provided more information about the agency's action.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-18-final-letter-201600321.pdf

 201600416  2016/05/18 Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency, Office of Inspector General, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with delay for one FOIA response and two denied FOIA appeals. OGIS contacted the agency and obtained the status of the one request and gathered information about the agency's action on the other two requests.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-18-final-letter-201600416.pdf?method=1

 201600638  2016/05/18  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Archives and Records Administration  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal, and open FOIA request at another agency. OGIS contacted both agencies, received status of the pending FOIA request and learned that the denied appeal was remanded for second review.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-18-final-letter-201600638.pdf

 201600406  2016/05/13 Governmental Accountability Office, Social Security Administration, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with FOIA appeal. OGIS reached out to agencies to obtain information about the requests and the agencies' actions. OGIS relayed the information we learned to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-13-final-letter-201600406.pdf

 201600334  2016/05/12  Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General; Department of State; and Central Intelligence Agency Ombuds  

Customer disputes the response to several requests. Provided more information about the agencies' actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-12-final-letter-201600334.pdf

 201600671  2016/05/11 United States Postal Service

Denial

(6)

 

Customer seeks information that was withheld by the agency. Provided an explanation of the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-11-final-letter-201600671.pdf

 201600560 2016/05/11 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

Denial

(6)

 

Customer seeks information that was withheld. Provided an explanation of the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-11-final-letter-201600560.pdf

 201600632  2016/05/10 Central Intelligence Agency

Denial

(1, 3, 5)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA Request and Appeal. OGIS contacted the agency and relayed information to customer about the agency's use of exemptions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-10-final-letter-201600632.pdf

 201600446  2016/05/10  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection  No Records  

Customer disputed agency's "no records" response. Contacted the agency to inquire about the agency's search for responsive records. Provided the customer with information concerning the agency's search and possible next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-10-final-letter-201600446.pdf

 201600474  2016/05/10 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Denial

(6, 7(C), 7(E), 7(F))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted the agency. OGIS explained the agency's actions and use of exemptions to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-10-final-letter-201600474.pdf

 201600642 2016/05/09 Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General

Denial

(7(C), 7(E))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to learn about appeal. OGIS relayed that information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-06-final-letter-201600642.pdf

 201600581  2016/05/09 Social Security Administration  Denial  

Customer requested OGIS assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss the request and appeal. OGIS learned from the agency the customer could submit additional documentation in order to assist with the FOIA request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-09-final-letter-201600581.pdf

 201600540  2016/04/01  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection

 Denial

(7(E))

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS reached out to agency for additional information and obtained additional information pertaining to the agency's decision

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-01-final-letter-201600540.pdf

 201600789 2016/05/03 Securities and Exchange Commission Ombuds  

Customer contacted OGIS concerning denial of fee waiver request and expedited processing. OGIS contacted agency and obtained additional information about the decision

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-03-final-letter-201600789.pdf

 201600417 2016/05/03 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services and Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Denial

(5,6,7(C), 7(E))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Contacted the agencies to inquire about their action on the customer's request and provided that information to the customer. Provided the customer with an explanation of FOIA Exemptions 5, 6, 7(c), and 7(e).

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-03-final-letter-201600417.pdf

 201600542  2016/05/02  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons  Search  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted agency for more information. OGIS explained agency's actions to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-05-02-final-letter-201600542.pdf

 201600627  2016/04/29 Central Intelligence Agency

Glomar

(1,3)

 

Customer reached out to OGIS for assistance with information withheld. OGIS reached out to agency and obtained some more information for requester

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-29-final-letter-201600627.pdf

 201600592  2016/04/25 Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service

 Denial, No Records

(4,6,7(A))

 

Customer requested assistance with several requests. OGIS contacted the agency and discussed the requests. OGIS provided information to the requester regarding, status, exemptions, and the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-25-final-letter-201600592.pdf

 201600543  2016/04/29  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

 Denial

(7(E))

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS reaching out to agency for additional information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-29-final-letter-201600543.pdf

 201600541  2016/04/25  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

 Denial

(5,6,7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss request. OGIS explained exemption use to requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-25-final-letter-201600541.pdf

 201600534  2016/04/25  Department of Justice, United States Marshall's Service and Office of the Inspector General No Records  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency to learn about the request and the search. OGIS relayed this information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-25-final-letter-201600534.pdf

 201600331 2016/04/26 Environmental Protection Agency Fees  

Customer disputes agency's decision on a request for a waiver of fees. Provided more information on the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-16-final-letter-201600331.pdf

 201600323  2016/03/03  Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Services  Estimated Date of Completion  

Requester contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS contacted agency. Appeal decision pending so provided tracking number.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600323.pdf

 201600466  2016/04/26 Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Immigration Services, Customs and Immigration Enforcement

 Denial

(6, 7(E))

 

Customer disputes agency's withholdings. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-26-final-letter-201600466.pdf

 201600265  2016/03/03 Corporation for National and  Community Service

 Denial, Fees

(6)

 

Requester contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS contacted agency for more information. OGIS obtained additional information on exemption, search and fees.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600265.pdf

 201600292  2016/03/03  Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, and Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 Denial

(6,7(C))

Status

 

Requester contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS reached out to agency and obtained more information on search and exemptions claimed and also status of request with ICE.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600292.pdf

 201600389  2016/03/18  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with request for documents which were withheld. OGIS contacting agency regarding request and additional information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-18-final-letter-201600389.pdf

 201600413  2016/03/28  Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service  Denial  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance regarding denial of request. OGIS reached out to agency for additional information.  Agency responded and contacting requester

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-28-final-letter-201600413.pdf

 201600491 2016/04/15 Environmental Protection Agency Ombuds  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with request and appeal and issues regarding whether request was reasonably described. OGIS contacted agency and obtained additional information for requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-15-final-letter-201600491.pdf

 201600473  2016/03/18  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection  No Records  

Requester asked OGIS for assistance over adequacy of search question. OGIS reaching out to agency

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-18-final-letter-201600473.pdf

 201600383  2016/04/12 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Search, Denial

(6, 7(C), 7(E))

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with request and denial. OGIS reached out to agency for additional information

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-12-final-letter-201600383.pdf

 201600591 2016/04/11 Office of Personnel Management

Denial

(7(E))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-11-final-letter-201600591.pdf

 201600546  2016/04/04  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

Denial

(6,7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency regarding the case. OGIS explained the agency's use of exemptions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-04-final-letter-201600546.pdf

 201501107, 201501113, 201600155  2016/04/14  Department of Defense, Army Audit Agency Ombuds  

Customer seeks assistance with a delayed request.  OGIS found out information concerning agency's action and provided the information to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-14-final-letter-201501107.pdf

 201600424  2016/04/14  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys No Records  

Customer requested assistance with FOIA request. OGIS explained the agency's actions to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-14-final-letter-201600424.pdf

 201600547  2016/04/18  Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with no records response. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss records dispositions. OGIS relayed record management practice information to the requester and discussed next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-18-final-letter-201600547.pdf

 201600460  2016/04/18  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with delayed FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted agency and learned the appeal was sent to the wrong office. The agency agreed process the appeal anyway.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-18-final-letter-201600460.pdf

 201600557  2016/04/18  Export/Import Bank  Fee  

Customer disputes agency's assessment of fees.  OGIS was able to discuss the issues with the agency and get the matter resolved.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-18-final-letter-201600557.pdf

 201600602  2016/04/04  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

 Denial

(3)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS explained the agency's use of exemption 3.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-04-final-letter-201600602.pdf

 201600551 2016/04/04 Department of Veterans Affairs

Denial

(3, 5, 6)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss the case. OGIS relayed information about the agency's actions and the exemptions to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-04-final-letter-201600551.pdf

 201600574  2016/04/01 Social Security Administration

Denial

(6)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to learn about request. OGIS explained the agency's policy and exemption use to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-01-final-letter-201600574.pdf

 201600437  2016/04/14 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys No Records  

Customer disputes agency's no records response. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-14-final-letter-201600437.pdf

 201600301  2016/04/14  Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

 Denial

(3,5,6,7(A))

 

Customer requested assistance with a partially denied FOIA request. Contacted agency and provided information about next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-16-final-letter-201600301.pdf

 201600455 2016/04/06 Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General

Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-06-final-letter-201600455.pdf

 201600415  2016/04/06  Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer disputes an agency's response to a request. Contacted the agency and suggested next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-06-final-letter-201600415.pdf

 201600559 2016/04/07 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Ombuds, No Records  

Customer disputes responses to two requests. Contacted agency for more information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-07-final-letter-201600559.pdf

 201600408 2016/04/01 Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration

Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Suggested next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-01-final-letter-201600408.pdf

 201600295  2016/04/01 Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Services No Records  

Customer requests assistance with a denied FOIA request. Suggested next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-04-01-final-letter-201600295.pdf

 201600396  2016/03/24  Social Security Administration

 Denial

(6)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS discussed the request with the agency and gave the customer more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-24-final-letter-201600396.pdf

 201600425 2016/03/29 Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Denial

(7(E))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted agency and learned that the agency changed their current practice regarding a specific set of records. OGIS relayed this information to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-29-final-letter-201600425.pdf

 201501199  2016/03/24 Department of Defense, Army Audit Agency Ombuds  

Customer seeks status of requests which have not been acknowledged by the agency. OGIS worked with the agency to determine where 4 different requests were in the process. OGIS sent information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-24-final-letter-201501199.pdf

 201600448  2016/03/29 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation No Records  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted the agency about request. OGIS relayed information to the requester regarding the agency's use of 7e and their standard policy for requests of this type.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-29-final-letter-201600448.pdf

 201600538 2016/03/24 Central Intelligence Agency

Denial

(1, 3)

 

Customer contacted OGIS regarding a denied FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to learn about the appeal and relayed the information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-24-final-letter-201600538.pdf

 201501250  2016/03/30 Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a number of FOIA requests. Contacted agency and provided information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-30-final-letter-201501250.pdf

 201600233 2016/02/25 Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS reached out to agency to obtain information on justification for use of 7A and status update on request and referral of request to other agencies.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-25-final-letter-201600233.pdf

 201600290  2016/02/23 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Denial

(4,6)

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance on exemptions claimed and adequacy of search. OGIS provided additional information learned from the agency on the exemptions and how the search was conducted

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-23-final-letter-201600290.pdf

 201501048 2016/02/02 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys and Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(5,6,7(C))

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted agency and was able to obtain additional information on redactions used in the case and on the referral of the documents.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-02-final-letter-201501048.pdf

 201600322 2016/03/16 Department of Justice Ombuds  

Customer seeks records that are available from a state court. Suggested next steps.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-15-final-letter-201600322.pdf?method=1

 201600215  2016/03/14 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Ombuds  

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Suggested next steps

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-14-final-letter-201600215.pdf

 201600210  2016/03/14  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys  Search  

Customer disputes agency's response to a request and the search that was conducted. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-14-final-letter-201600210.pdf

 201600211 2016/03/14 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation No Records  

Customer disputes agency's "no records" response. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-14-final-letter-201600211.pdf

 201600339 2016/03/14 Department of Veterans Affairs Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks information about the status of requests and appeals. Contacted agency and provided information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-14-final-letter-201600339.pdf

 201600225  2016/03/14 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Ombuds, Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer disputes agency's administrative action. Provided more information about the status of the case.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-14-final-letter-201600225.pdf

 201600201  2016/03/03  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Search  

Customer disputes agency's no records response. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600201.pdf

 201600046  2016/01/19  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Search, Denial

(7(E))

 

Customer contacted agency and obtaining additional information regarding redactions used and search conducted.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-19-final-letter-201600046.pdf

 201600195  2016/03/02  

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 Denial

(3,6)

 

Customer disputes agency's response to an appeal. Contacted agency for more information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-02-final-letter-201600195.pdf

 201600217

2016/03/03

Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks estimated dates of completion for several requests. Contacted agency and provided information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600217.pdf

 201501257  2016/03/02  Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 Glomar

(1)

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request and appeal. Contacted the agency for more information about its response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-02-final-letter-201501257.pdf

 201600234 2016/02/24 Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration Denial  

Customer contacted OGIS about fee determination. OGIS contacted agency and obtained additional information on the fee determination and provided customer explanation

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-24-final-letter-201600234.pdf

 201501039  2016/02/23 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Denial

( 4, 6, 7(A), 7(E)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted agency and obtained information for requester

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-23-final-letter-201501039.pdf

 201501140  2016/03/01 Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General

Denial

(5, 6, 7(C), 7(D), 7(F))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Contacted agency for more information about the applied exemptions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-03-01-final-letter-201501140.pdf

 201600231  2016/02/11 US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases Delay, Estimated Date of Completion  

Requester contacted OGIS for assistance and to ask agency for a status update. OGIS contacted agency and provided requester with additional information on status of request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-11-final-letter-201600231.pdf

 201600252 2016/02/24 Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General

Denial

(6, 7(C))

 

OGIS contacted agency in response to customer request. Agency releasing additional material and is going to issue supplemental response to requester

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-24-final-letter-201600252.pdf

 201600194  2016/02/25 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Denial

(6, 7(C))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions and suggested next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-25-final-letter-201600194.pdf

 201600170  2016/02/25 Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons

Glomar

(6,7(C))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request and appeal. Provided more information about the agency's action.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-25-final-letter-201600170.pdf

 201600370 2016/02/23 Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Search  

Customer disputes the accuracy of records that were released. Contacted agency and provided more information about the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-23-final-letter-201600370.pdf

 201600161 2016/02/23 Department of Justice, Tax Division and Executive Offices for United States Attorneys; Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service

Denial

(Exemptions 3, 5, 6, 7(c))

 

Customer seeks assistance with requests to a number of agencies. Contacted agencies and provided information about the requests.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-23-final-letter-201600161.pdf

 201501110  2016/02/22  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks information about a delayed request. Contacted agency to obtain estimated date of completion.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-22-final-letter-201501110.pdf

 201501258  2016/02/10  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Ombuds  

Customer seeks OGIS's assistance with a denied FOIA request.  OGIS provided customer information about appeal process.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-10-final-letter-201501258.pdf

 201600224  2016/02/12  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(6, 7(C))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-12-final-letter-201600224.pdf

 201600400  2016/02/10 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Denial

(7, 7(E))

 

Requester seeks OGIS Assistance regarding a denied FOIA request.  OGIS reached out to agency, but agency declined to participate in OGIS's mediation process.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-10-final-letter-201600400.pdf?method=1

 201600203 2016/02/10 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-10-final-letter-201600203.pdf

 201600182  2016/02/10 Social Security Administration Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks information about the status of a request. Contacted the agency and obtained status information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-10-final-letter-201600182.pdf

 201600450 2016/02/04 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

Denial

(4)

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Contacted agency and provided more information about the final determination.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-04-final-letter-201600450.pdf

 201600222 2016/02/05 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Ombuds  

Customer seeks information about the status of an appeal. Contacted agency and suggested next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-02-05-final-letter-201600222.pdf

 201501009 2016/01/09 Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer requests assistance with delayed FOIA requests.  Contacted the agency and provided information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-08-final-letter-201501009.pdf

 201500820  2015/11/09  Veterans Affairs

 Denial

(3)

 

Customer disputed agency’s response to records request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-09-final-letter-201500820.pdf

 201500725 2015/11/10 Central Intelligence Agency

Glomar

(1, 3)

 

Customer disputed agency’s response to records request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-10-final-letter-201500725.pdf

 201501127  2015/12/22 Forest Service Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer sought OGIS’s assistance with a delayed FOIA request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-22-final-letter-201501127.pdf

 201500661 2015/12/22 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Denial

(6)

Customer disputed agency’s response to records request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-22-final-letter-201500661.pdf

 201600223 2016/01/29 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombuds  

Customer disputes disparities between two requests for the same records. Contacted agency and provided explanation.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-29-final-letter-201600223.pdf

 201500878  2015/11/10 Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Denial

(4)

 

Customer disputed agency’s response to records request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-10-final-letter-201500878.pdf

 201500862 2015/11/10 Department of Energy Search

Customer disputed agency’s response to records request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-10-final-letter-201500862.pdf

 201500986  2016/01/12 Department of Energy, Patent and Trade Office Glomar  

Customer disputed agency’s response to records request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-12-final-letter-201500986.pdf

 201501237 2015/11/25 Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency Estimated Date of Completion

Customer sought OGIS’s assistance with a delayed FOIA request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-25-final-letter-201501237.pdf

 201600116 2015/12/01 Commodity Futures Trading Commission Estimated Date of Completion

Customer sought OGIS’s assistance with a delayed FOIA request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-01-final-letter-201600116.pdf

 201600102 2015/12/17 Defense Security Service Estimated Date of Completion

Customer sought OGIS’s assistance with a delayed FOIA request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201600102.pdf

 201501256 2016/01/19 National Security Agency  Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer disputed agency’s response to records request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-19-final-letter-201501256.pdf

 201600138  2016/01/28 National Archives and Records Administration Ombuds

Customer disputes agency's response to multiple requests. Provided more information about the agency's action.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-28-final-letter-201600138.pdf

 201600171 2016/01/26 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 Denial

(7(a))

Customer disputes agency's Glomar response. Provided an explanation of the agency's action.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-26-final-letter-201600171.pdf

 201600112 2016/01/12 Department of Defense Fees

Customer disputes the agency's denial of a request for a waiver of fees. Discussed the issue with the agency and provided an updated fee assessment.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-12-final-letter-201600112.pdf

 201600177 2016/01/20 Federal Communications Commission  Denial  

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-20-final-letter-201600177.pdf

 201600101 2016/01/19 Department of Justice, Criminal Division, National Security Division, and Office of Public Affairs  Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks information about the status of three outstanding requests. Contacted agency and provided status information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-19-final-letter-201600101.pdf

 201501231 2016/01/13 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons Ombuds  

Customer disputes the completeness of the agency's response. Contacted the agency to learn more about the search. Suggested next steps to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-13-final-letter-201501231.pdf

 201600105  2016/01/12 National Security Agency Delay  

Customer requested assistance  getting a tracking number and estimated date of completion for an appeal. OGIS contacted the agency and learned that the request was assigned an appeal number and gave OGIS an estimated date of completion of 4 years. OGIS relayed this information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-12-final-letter-201600105.pdf

 201600193  2016/01/12 Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks information about the status of a pending appeal. Contacted agency and provided status information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-12-final-letter-201600193.pdf

 201600078 2016/01/04 Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Delay  

Customer seeks information about the status of a request. Contacted agency to obtain status information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-04-final-letter-201600078.pdf

 201600160  2016/01/05 United States Postal Service

Denial

(6)

 

Customer requests assistance with denied FOIA requests. Contacted agency and provided information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2016-01-05-final-letter-201600160.pdf

 201600169  2015/12/23 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Delay  

Customer contacted OGIS about a delayed request. Contacted the agency to obtain the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-23-final-letter-201600169.pdf

 201501023  2015/12/23 National Archives and Records Administration, George W. Bush Presidential Library Estimated Date of Completion  

Requester seeks information about duplication fees for a non FOIA records request. OGIS provided the requester with information regarding the status of the appeal.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-23-final-letter-201501023.pdf

 201600162  2015/12/22 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys Denial

Customer disputes agency's denial pursuant to a plea agreement. Provided more information about the agency's action.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-22-final-letter-201600162.pdf

 201500856  2015/12/07 Internal Revenue Service Denial  

Customer requests assistance with denied FOIA request. Contacted Agency. They are reaching out to customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201500856.pdf

 201501051  2015/10/15 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Enforcement

Denial

(2, 6, 7(c))

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance. Contacted agency to obtain additional information about decision to withhold the records in part and was able to provide this information to customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-15-final-letter-201501051.pdf

 201501066 2015/10/28 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Denial

(7(c) and 7(f)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted agency to obtain additional information and provided to customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-28-final-letter-201501066(2).pdf

 201500922 2015/09/04 Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General

Denial

(5)

 

Customer requests assistance with a FOIA request denied in full under Exemption 5. Reached out to Agency for analysis and reasoning and provided to requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-09-04-final-letter-201500922.pdf

 201600097  2015/12/16 Central Intelligence Agency Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks status of a pending request. Contacted agency for status information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-16-final-letter-201600097.pdf

 201600057 2015/12/17 Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Denial

(6)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted the agency for information about the withheld documents. OGIS relayed this information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201600057.pdf

 201600145 2015/12/17 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Delay  

Customer seeks information about the status of a remanded request. Contacted agency for status information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201600145.pdf

 201600084 2015/12/17  Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility Glomar  

Customer disputes agency's Glomar response. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201600084.pdf

 201600113  2015/12/14 Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks status of remanded request. Contacted agency for status information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-14-final-letter-201600113.pdf

 201600106  2015/12/14 Department of State  Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer seeks status of a FOIA request. Contacted agency and provided information on its status.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-14-final-letter-201600106.pdf

 201600079 2015/12/14  

Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

Denial

(5, 6. 7(C))

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a denied FOIA request. OGIS provided the requester with additional information about the material withheld and an explanation of the exemptions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-14-final-letter-201600079.pdf

 201501245  2015/12/14 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys No Records

Customer disputes agency's "no records" response to a request. Provided an explanation and suggested next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-14-final-letter-201501245.pdf

 201501240  2015/11/24 Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General Search

Customer requests assistance with a partially denied FOIA request. OGIS provided he requester with information regrading the agencies' search.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-24-final-letter-201501240.pdf

 201501262  2015/11/19 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation No Records  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a no records response. OGIS provided the requester with information about the agency's record keeping system.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-19-final-letter-201501262.pdf

 201600019 2015/11/13 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Denial 

(6, 7(C), 7(E), 7(F))

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a denied FOIA request. OGIS provided the customer with additional information regarding the exemptions used by the agency.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-13-final-letter-201600019.pdf

 201501099 2015/10/14 Department of Justice No Records  

Requester contacted OGIS for assistance with denied FOIA requests. Provided the requester with additional information regarding the agencies' responses.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-14-final-letter-201501099.pdf

 201501251  2015/10/13 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys Search   

Customer requests assistance with agency response to appeal. OGIS provided the requester with additional information regarding the agency's response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-13-final-letter-201501251.pdf

 201501141 2015/12/09 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation No Records  

Customer disputed agency's "no records" response to a request. Contacted the agency to better understand its response to the customer's request. Provided the customer with information concernig the agency's response, the agency's record-keeping practices, and an explanation of Exemption 7(e). Provided the customer with information about possible next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-09-final-letter-201501141.pdf

 201600021 2015/12/11 Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency No Records  

Customer requested assistance with agency's "no records" response to a request. Contacted the agency to learn more about the agency's action on the request. Provided the customer with information concerning the agency's search for responsive records.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-11-final-letter-201600021.pdf

 201501167 2015/10/09 Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a delayed FOIA request. OGIS provided the requester with additional information about the agency's process and an estimated date of completion.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-09-final-letter-201501167.pdf

 201501253  2015/12/07 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Denial

(7(C))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request and appeal. Provided more information about the agency's actions and suggested next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-07-final-letter-201501253.pdf

 201501234  2015/12/07 Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys Delay  

Customer disputed agency's response to a request, then contacted OGIS again to inform us that the agency is now processing his request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-07-final-letter-201501234.pdf

 201501236  2015/12/04 Central Intelligence Agency Denial  

Customer disputes agency's determination that a request is overly broad. OGIS contacted the agency for more information about its action.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-04-final-letter-201501236.pdf

 201501243 2015/12/04 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

Denial

(5,6,7(C),7(E)

 

Customer disputes the agency's decision to withhold responsive records in part. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-04-final-letter-201501243.pdf

 201501020  2015/12/03 National Park Service, United Stated Park Police Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with submitted FOIA requests, needs tracking number. OGIS contacted agency. Agency declined to participate in mediation.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-03-final-letter-201501020.pdf

 201600124 2015/12/03 National Security Agency Delay, Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer requested assistance with receiving an estimated date of completion. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss the request. The agency is still processing and stands by its original estimated date of completion.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-03-final-letter-201600124.pdf

 201600166  2015/12/03 Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with a delayed FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency and learned the request was processed as a privacy act request. OGIS provided this information to the requester, and explained that OGIS does not have statutory authority to assist with Privacy Act requests.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-03-final-letter-201600166.pdf

 201600034 2015/12/02 Central Intelligence Agency

Denial

(1,3)

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions, including the Glomar response and the agency's use of exemptions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-02-final-letter-201600034.pdf

 201501213  2015/12/01 Housing and Urban Development Fees, Delay  

Customer seeks assistance with delayed request and fee assessment. Though agency declined to provide an estimated date of completion, it did provide information about the requester's fee category and fee assessment.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-12-01-final-letter-201501213.pdf

 201600122  2015/11/10 Social Security Administration Delay

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a delayed FOIA request. OGIS asked the agency to send the customer another copy of released records and provided more information about the types of records the agency holds.

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-10-final-letter-201600122(2).pdf

 201500588 2015/05/20 Department of Defense, Naval Research Laboratory Ombuds  

Customer seeks better reproductions of requested records. OGIS contacted agency to ask for better reproductions, using the customer's specifications. Agency produced new reproductions and OGIS forwarded them to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-20-final-letter-201500588.pdf

 201501242  2015/10/26 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Denial

(6,7(c), 7(e))

 

Customer requests assistance with a partially denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted agency to regarding the referral and exemption use. OGIS explained agency's referral process and their use of exemptions to customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-26-final-letter-201501242(2).pdf

 201500983 2015/10/30  Department of Defense Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with multiple records requests. OGIS contacted the National Personnel Records Center to try to identify where records would be. NPRC responded directly to customer. OGIS followed up with a copy of the agency's response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-30-final-letter-201500983.pdf

 201501159 2015/11/05 Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency Delay  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request, and subsequent appeal delay. OGIS contacted the agency to learn about the delay and where the agency is in the process. OGIS relayed that information to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-11-05-final-letter-201501159.pdf

 201500246 2015/10/30 Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services

Denial

(4)

Requester sought assistance regarding the agency's withholding of information. Agency re-reviewed its processing and is firm in its position that the information it withheld is covered by Exemption 4. Also explained that once the administrative process ends, agencies generally do not re-process requests when an action is taken that causes the exemption to fall.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-30-final-letter-201500246.pdf

 201501215 2015/10/27 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons Delay

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with delayed FOIA requests. Provided the requester with additional information regarding the status of the requests, and how to file an appeal.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-27-final-letter-201501215.pdf

201600008  2015/10/22 Environmental Protection Agency

Denial

 

(6)

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS explained the agency's use of Exemption 6- release to one is a release to all.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-22-final-letter-201600008.pdf

 201501194 2015/10/22 Department of Labor Fees, Delay  

Customer requested status updates and estimated date of completions. OGIS contacted agency for status and estimated date of completion. OGIS was able to get the status of the requests.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-22-final-letter-201501194.pdf

 201501098 2015/10/06 Department of Justice, 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

No Records  

Customer disputes agency's no records response. Contacted the agency to learn more about the agency's response. Provided the customer with information regarding the FOIA, cross-reference search requests, and records schedules. Provided the customer with possible next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-06-final-letter-201501098.pdf

 201501150 2015/10/02 Department of Justice, 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Search

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted the agency to learn more about the search procedures with this particular request. OGIS sent customer what we learned from agency and how they index records for search.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-02-final-letter-201501150.pdf

 201501208 2015/10/08 Department of Justice, 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS explained that customer asked the agency a question, which agencies don't have to answer. OGIS provided some links to agency's website.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-08-final-letter-201501208.pdf

 201501094 2015/10/03 Small Business Administration

 Denial

(4)

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a denied FOIA request. Agency provided more information about the reason for withholding.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-3-final-letter-201501094.pdf

 201501183 2015/10/02 Health and Human Services, 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delay  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance regarding a delayed FOIA request. OGIS provided the requester with an estimated date of completion and more information regarding the agency's FOIA process and backlog.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-2-final-letter-201501183.pdf

 201501168  2015/10/01 Department of Justice, 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Denial

 

(7(a))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS provided information to requester about exemptions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-10-1-final-letter-201501168.pdf

 201500938 2015/09/28 Department of Justice, 

Bureau of Prisons and Executive Office for United States Attorneys

Ombuds  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a delayed FOIA request. OGIS contacted agency #1 and learned that the agency never received the referred document from agency #2. OGIS contacted agency #2 to find out if records were referred. Record were not referred. OGIS coordinated referral, gave tracking number for referral to customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-09-28-final-letter-201500938.pdf

 201501116 2015/09/28 Department of Justice,

Bureau of Prisons

Denial

 

(6), 7(c), 7(f))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS explained the agency's use of exemptions and provided information about the Bureau of Prison's Administrative Remedy Program

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-09-28-final-letter-201501116.pdf

 201500931 2015/09/18 Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Ombuds  

Requester seeks assistance with two appeals that were rejected as untimely. Discussed the matter with the agency, which ultimately determined that it should reopen one of the appeals.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-09-18-final-letter-201500931.pdf

 201500690 2015/07/09 Social Security Administration

Denial

(6)

 

Customer disputes agency's withholding of information. Provided more information about the agency's action

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-07-09-final-letter-201500690.pdf

 201500877 2015/09/15 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Denial

(6, 7(C), 7(F))

 

Requester seeking status update. Suggested requester contact agency, copied on the email to OGIS, and then return to OGIS only if he is unable to obtain the information he seeks.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-09-15-final-letter-201500877.pdf

 201501049  2015/09/01  Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with three delayed FOIA requests. Contacted the agency to learn the status of the requests and shared the status information with the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-09-01-final-letter-201501049.pdf

 201500526 2015/09/01 Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Immigration Services

Denial

(6)

 

Customer disputed agency’s response to records request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-09-10-final-letter-201500526.pdf

 201500801 2015/09/04 Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Search  

Customer requested assistance with the search conducted by the agency. After discussions with the agency, the request was remanded.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-09-04-final-letter-201500801.pdf

 201500888 2015/08/28 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Denial

(1, 3, 6, 7(C), 7(D), and 7(E))

 

Customer requests assistance with a partially denied FOIA request. Contacted the agencies regarding the response to the customer's request. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agency's actions on the request and information regarding Exemptions 1, 3, 6, 7(C), 7(D), and 7(E).

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-28-final-letter-201500888.pdf

 201501117 2015/08/25 National Archives and Records Administration Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with genealogical research. Provided the customer with information regarding OGIS, its mission, and possible next steps for researching one's family history.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-25-final-letter-201501117.pdf

 201500898 2015/08/10 United States Postal Service, Inspection Service

Denial

(7(C), and 7(D))

 

Customer requested assistance with partially denied FOIA request. Contacted the agency to learn more about its response to the request. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agency's action on the request, and information regarding FOIA Exemptions 7(C) and 7(D).

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-10-final-letter-201500898.pdf

 201501145  2015/09/19  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

 Denial

(7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS provided customer with more information about the agency's decisions and additional information for his specific problem.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-09-09-final-letter-201501145.pdf

 201501043  2015/08/25  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection  No Records  

Customer requested assistance with an agency's "no records" response. Contacted the agency to learn more about its response to the customer's request. Provided the customer with information regarding the agency's search for responsive records and provided the customer with possible next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-25-final-letter-201501043.pdf

 201400742  2014/11/20  National Archives and Records Administration  Glomar  

Customer requested assistance with an agency's "Glomar" response. Provided the customer with information regarding the agency's response, Exemption 1, and ways a FOIA requester could pierce an agency's Glomar response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-11-20-final-letter-201400742.pdf

 201501060 2015/08/26 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  No Records  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request and appeal. OGIS contacted agency to see if additional information supplied on appeal was considered. OGIS explained search system to requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-26-final-letter-201501060.pdf

 201500828  2015/08/19  Department of Education  Fees

Customer disputes agency's estimate of fees. Contacted agency to learn more about the request.

Customer disputes agency's estimate of fees. Contacted agency to learn more about the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-19-final-letter-201500828.pdf

 201500791  2015/06/24  Department Of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with an agency's denial of a request. Contacted the agency to learn more about the agency's response to the request. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agency's rationale for responding as it did, an explanation of Exemptions 6 and 7(C), and a copy of the case law opinion the agency cited in our discussions with the agency regarding its response to the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-06-24-final-letter-201500791.pdf

 201500838 2015/06/25  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Denial   

Customer requested assistance with a FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss the request. Provided requester with information about agency practices, answered requester's questions about Federal FOIA, and included information about state freedom of information laws.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-06-25-final-letter-201500838.pdf

 201501030  2015/08/24  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services  Delay  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a delayed FOIA request. OGIS provided the requester with an estimated date of completion and additional information regarding timeliness of future requests.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-24-final-letter-201501030.pdf

 201500957  2015/08/17  Social Security Administration

 Ombuds

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency about request. Agency had released documents the customer never received. Agency re-sent records.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-17-final-letter-201500957.pdf

 201500923  2015/08/19  Department of Agriculture

 Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS contacted agency, sent customer information about the FOIA exemption used.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-19-final-letter-201500923.pdf

 201500990  2015/08/13  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys  Ombuds  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS provided the requester with additional information regarding where he should request records.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-08-13-final-letter-201500990.pdf

 201500479  2015/04/08  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation No Records  

Customer disputes agency's "no records" response. Provided more information about search and suggested next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-08-final-letter-201500479.pdf

 201500225  2015/06/09  Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service  Fees  

Customer sought assistance regarding an agency's declining to consider arguments included in an appeal letter. Agency informed OGIS that in this particular case, it did consider arguments included on appeal and that it would notify all requesters in plain language about what requesters are required to do in certain situations.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-06-09-final-letter-201500225.pdf

 201500882  2015/08/13  Department of Justice, US Marshals Service

 Denial

(5)

 

Requester sought assistance understanding why the agency withheld information under FOIA. OGIS provided the customer with additional information regarding the agency's use of exemptions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-8-13-final-letter-201500882.pdf

 201500689  2015/07/09  Social Security Administration

 Denial

(6)

 

Customer disputes agency's withholding of information about an individual who is believed to be deceased. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-07-09-final-letter-201500689.pdf

 201500044  2015/02/20  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection

 Denial

(7(E))

 

Requester sought OGIS’s assistance with a delayed FOIA request.  OGIS staff reached out to the agency and provided information to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-20-final-letter-201500044.pdf

 201500845  2015/07/20  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons  Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer requested OGIS assistance with denied FOIA appeal. OGIS provided the requester with information regarding the status of his requests and appeals.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-07-06-final-letter-201500845.pdf

 201500832  2015/07/06  United States Postal Service

Denial

(6, 7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request.Contacted the agency and provided more information about the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-07-06-final-letter-201500832.pdf

 201500648  2015/06/19  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

Denial

(6)

 

Customer disputes agency's decision to withhold part of a genealogical record. Provided more information about the withheld record.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-06-19-final-letter-201500648.pdf

 201500640  2015/05/19  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  No Records  

Customer requested OGIS assistance with no records response. OGIS contacted agency to discuss request. OGIS provided customer information about agency's search procedures and provided additional information about how to formulate a request to assist FBI with search. OGIS also provided information about the exemption.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-19-final-letter-201500640.pdf

 201500487  2015/05/07  Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service  No Records  

Customer disputes agency's "no records" response. OGIS provided the customer with details about the search that the agency conducted and the agency's record keeping policies.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-07-final-letter-201500487.pdf

 201500362  2015/04/29  Commodity Futures Trading Commission  Ombuds  

Customer seeks information about a request that was not acknowledged. Contacted agency to inquire about the status of the case.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-29-final-letter-201500362.pdf

 201500409  2015/04/20  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons  No Records  

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance with a "no records" response. OGIS contacted agency to find out search terms and search dates. OGIS relayed the information to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-20-final-letter-201500409.pdf

 201500384 2015/04/08 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

Denial

(4)

 

Customer requested assistance with final agency determination. OGIS reached out to the agency for an explanation of their process regarding exemption 4 and relayed that information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-08-final-letter-201500384.pdf

 201400902  2015/02/18 National Archives and Records Administration

 Denial

(6)

 

Customer disputed agency’s response to a request for records. OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-18-final-letter-201400902.pdf

 201500187  2015/06/03  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

 Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer requested assistance with a denied FOIA request. Contacted the agencies involved to learn about the agencyies responses to the request. One of the agencies agreed to reprocess the request. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agencies responses to the request, Exemption 7(A), and noted that the customer may wish to submit a new FOIA request. 

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-06-03-final-letter-201500187.pdf

 201500489  2015/04/29 Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration

 Denial

(6, 7(C))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to his request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-29-final-letter-201500489.pdf

 201500510  2015/04/14  Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service  Delay  

Customer asked for assistance with delayed FOIA request. OGIS contacted agency and learned the case was administratively closed. OGIS relayed that information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-14-final-letter-201500510.pdf

 201500350  2015/04/14  Department of Veterans Affairs  Delay  

Customer seeks information about the status of a request. Contacted the agency, which informed us that the request is closed and provided a copy of its response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-14-final-letter-201500350.pdf

 201400730  2015/03/25  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(6, 7(C), 7(D), 7(E))

 

Customer requester assistance with a partially denied FOIA request. Provided the customer with information regarding the agency's response and information regarding FOIA Exemptions 6, 7(C), 7(D), and 7(E).

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-25-final-letter-201400730.pdf

 201500693  2015/07/17  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer disputes agency's withholding of responsive records. Contacted agency and provided more information about how the request was processed.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-07-17-final-letter-201500693.pdf

 201500799  2015/07/09  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  No Records  

Customer requested assistance with agency's "no records" response. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-07-09-final-letter-201500799.pdf

 201500797  2015/07/07  Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation  Fees  

Customer seeks assistance with a fee dispute and concerns about an agency practice. Contacted agency and suggested next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-07-07-final-letter-201500797.pdf

 201500551  2015/05/26  Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

 Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer disputes agency's response to a request. Provided additional information about the agency's response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-26-final-letter-201500551.pdf

 201500514  2015/05/18  Department of Veterans Affairs  Fees  

Customer disputed the requester category in which the agency placed the customer's client. Contacted the agency to learn more about the analysis the agency used to determine the requester category. Provided the customer with the agency's rationale for placing the requester in the category, information on FOIA fees as written in the statute, OMB guidelines and the agency's guidelines.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-18-final-letter-201500514.pdf

 201400813  2015/05/18  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Denial  

Customer requested assistance regarding agency's search. OGIS provided the customer with more information about the agency's search and current case law.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-10-07-final-letter-201400813.pdf

 201400026  2014/10/07  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys  No Records  

Customer requested assistance with a "no records" response. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agency's response and the agency's records management policies.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-11-06-final-letter-201400026.pdf

 201400748  2014/11/06  Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency

Denial

(3, 6)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Provided more information about the agency's actions and possible next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-09-final-letter-201400748.pdf

 201500005 2014/11/20 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Postal Service, Postal Inspection Service Denial  

Customer requested additional information about withheld records. OGIS obtained the requested information from one agency. However, the second agency declined to provide the requested information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-11-20-final-letter-201500005.pdf

 201400566 2014/12/12 Department of Education No Records  

Customer requested assistance with agency's "no records" response. OGIS contacted agency and the agency conducted another search and found records. Agency provided OGIS an estimated date of completion for found records.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-12-12-final-letter-201400566.pdf

 201400558  2014/12/16 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation No Records  

Customer requested assistance with a "no records" response to a FOIA request; an earlier similar request resulted in some records and requester is concerned about the apparent disparity. Provided requester with information that the agency and appellate authority are firm in their position that the search was adequate. Suggested that a new request might yield some records.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-12-16-final-letter-201400558.pdf

 201300800 2014/12/18 Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Denial

(6, 7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Provided customer with an explanation of the agency's response to the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-12-18-final-letter-201300800.pdf

 201400205 2014/12/23 Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with obtaining a schedule from an agency for the rolling release of all remaining documents responsive to a FOIA request. Contacted the agency to discuss the situation with the agency. After hearing from OGIS, the agency reached out to the customer. Together the customer and the agency agreed upon a schedule for interim releases.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-12-23-final-letter-201400205.pdf

 201500219  2014/12/29 Not a federal agency Ombuds  

Customer contacted OGIS regarding a FOIA request to the White House. OGIS explained to customer why that office within the White House is not subject to FOIA.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-12-29-final-letter-201500219.pdf

 201500205 2015/01/12 Department of Defense, National Security Agency Denial  

Customer sought OGIS's assistance with a denied interim FOIA response. Provided customer information regarding agency's action and appeal rights.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-01-12-final-letter-201500205.pdf

 201500204  2015/01/13  Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with the agency's practices concerning appeals.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-01-13-final-letter-201500204.pdf

 201500305  2014/02/04  Department of the Treasury, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with obtaining estimated date of completion for appeal. OGIS provided customer with date.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-04-final-letter-201500305.pdf

 201400856  2015/02/04 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services Denial  

Customer disputed agency’s response to a request. OGIS staff contacted the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-04-final-letter-201400856.pdf

 201500170  2015/02/04  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(7(A))

 

Customer requested assistance with a denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency and learned the investigation is still open and nothing can be released from the investigation.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-04-final-letter-201500170.pdf

 201500208  2015/02/05 Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a delayed response to an appeal. The agency declined to provide more information about the appeal.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-04-final-letter-201500208.pdf

 201400576  2015/02/05  Department of Defense and National Archives and Records Administration  Denial  

Customer requested assistance with a denied FOIA request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-05-final-letter-201400576.pdf

 201500200  2015/02/06  Department of the Interior Estimated Date of Completion  

Customer requested assistance getting a tracking number and estimated date of completion for a request. OGIS contacted the agency multiple times, but agency declined to provide the requested information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-06-final-letter-201500200.pdf

 201400748  2015/02/09  Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency

 Denial

(3, 6)

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Provided more information about the agency's actions and possible next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-09-final-letter-201400748.pdf

 201500218  2015/02/09  Central Intelligence Agency

 Denial

(1, 3)

 

Customer requested assistance with a Glomar response. Provided more information about the agency's actions and possible next steps.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-09-final-letter-201500218.pdf

 201500339  2015/02/09  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with an agency's closure of a FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency and the agency agreed it was closed erroneously and reopened the customer's request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-09-final-letter-201500339.pdf

 201500168  2015/02/11  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 Denial

(3, 7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with a denied FOIA request. OGIS provided explanation of exemptions and agency decision.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-11-final-letter-201500168.pdf

 201500368  2015/02/11 Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights

Denial

(5)

 

Customer requested assistance with FOIA denial. OGIS provided customer with explanation of exemptions and possible next steps suggested by the agency.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-11-final-letter-201500368.pdf

 201400588 2015/02/19 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a denied FOIA request. The customer chose to file a FOIA suit and OGIS closed the case as an administrative closure.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-19-final-letter-201400588.pdf

 201500132  2015/02/20  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a delayed FOIA request. OGIS staff contacted the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-20-final-letter-201500132.pdf

 201500250  2015/02/24  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Delay  

Customer disputed agency’s response to a request for records. OGIS staff contacted the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-24-final-letter-201500250.pdf

 201400116  2015/02/27 Department of Homeland Security Fees

Customer requested assistance regarding FOIA fees. Provided more information about the agency's position.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-02-27-final-letter-201400116.pdf

 201400828 2015/03/16 Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Delay

Customer requested assistance with delayed response to appeal. Agency declined to provide an estimated date of completion.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-16-final-letter-201400828.pdf

 201500280  2015/03/16  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection  Delay  

Customer disputed delay in receiving response to a request. Provided more information about the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-16-final-letter-201500280.pdf

 201500315  2015/03/16  Department of Defense, Air Force  Delay  

Customer requested assistance in learning the status of a referral. Contacted the agency and provided status information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-16-final-letter-201500315.pdf

 201500251  2015/03/19 Department of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard Ombuds

Customer disputed agency's determination that an appeal was untimely. Provided more information about the agency's policy.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-19-final-response-201500251.pdf

 201500212  2015/03/20  Social Security Administration

 Denial

(6)

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency to ask what supporting documentation would be needed to help fulfill this request. OGIS provided that information to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-20-final-letter-201500212.pdf

 201500237  2015/03/20 Social Security Administration

Denial

(3)

 

Customer requested assistance with a request for records that the customer believes may be in an agency database. OGIS contacted the agency to get a better understanding of the agency's database and what types of records they have. OGIS relayed that information to the requester.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-20-final-letter-201500237.pdf

 201400852  2015/03/25  Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement  No Records  

Customer requested assistance with a "no records" response. OGIS contacted the agency and the agency agreed to conduct another search. The agency located one record which may pertain to the customer's client and released the record to the customer. OGIS shared this information with the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-25-final-letter-201400852.pdf

 201400872  2015/03/25  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys  Ombuds  

Customer disputed agency’s response to a request. OGIS contacted the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the agency's response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-25-final-letter-201400872.pdf

 201400958  2015/03/26  Environmental Protection Agency

 Denial

(2, 5, 6)

 

Customer disputed agency’s response to a request for records. OGIS staff contacted the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-26-final-letter-201400958.pdf

 201500024 2015/03/26 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Denial

(3)

Customer disputed agency’s response to a records request. OGIS staff contacted the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-26-final-letter-201500024.pdf

 201500877  2015/03/26 Department of Housing and Urban Development

Denial

(5, 6)

Customer disputed agency’s response to a request. OGIS staff contacted the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-26-final-letter-201500087.pdf

 201400882  2015/03/31  Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with three FOIA requests. Explained to requester why the appeal authority responded as it did to the appeals and provided the requester with a copy of the recent response to correspondence which the agency sent to an incorrect address.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-03-31-final-letter-201400882.pdf

 201400419  2015/04/02  Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration

 Denial

(7(C), 7(E), 7(F))

 

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agency's response to the request and information regarding FOIA Exemptions 7(C), 7(E), and 7(F).

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-2-final-letter-201400419.pdf

 201500299  2015/04/03  Department of Homeland Security, Privacy Office  Delay  

Customer requested assistance obtaining estimated date of completion. OGIS contacted the agency and received a new point of contact and an estimated date for a status update.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-03-final-letter-201500299.pdf

 201400627  2015/04/03  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys and United States Postal Service

Denial

(3, 6, 7(C))

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA requests. Provided requester with information regarding FOIA, third-party information and the balancing between public and privacy interests.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-03-final-letter-201400627.pdf

 201500491  2015/04/06  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a delayed request. OGIS obtained information from the agency and provided the requester with a new estimated date of completion.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-06-final-letter-201500491.pdf

 201500384  2015/04/08  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

 Denial

(4)

Customer requested assistance with final agency determination. OGIS reached out to the agency for an explanation of their process regarding exemption 4 and relayed that information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-08-final-letter-201500384.pdf

 201500431  2015/04/07  Securities and Exchange Commission

 Denial

(7(A))

Customer disputes agency's decision to withhold records. Contacted agency and learned that it is firm in its position.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-7-final-letter-201500431.pdf

 201500467  2015/04/08 Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Ombuds

Customer did not receive response to his FOIA request. Contacted agency, which provided a copy of its response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-8-final-letter-201500467.pdf

 201500502  2015/04/08  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with one FOIA request submitted to an agency that is not subject to FOIA and another FOIA request that the customer submitted but was never acknowledged by the agency. OGIS provided information on both requests.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-08-final-letter-201500502.pdf

 201500527  2015/04/08  Department of Defense, Education Activity  Delay  

Customer disputes agency's delay in responding to an appeal. OGIS discussed withholding with agency and provided customer more information about the exemptions used by the agency and the types of records withheld.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-8-final-letter-201500527.pdf

 201500375  2015/04/09  Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a delayed FOIA appeal response. OGIS obtained status in agency's queue and provided that information to the customer. Customer reached out to OGIS with additional questions. OGIS contacted agency to obtain additional information for customer. Responses to inquiries sent to customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-09-final-letter-201500375.pdf

 201500513  2015/04/11 Department of the Treasury Ombuds

Customer requested OGIS with a denied FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency to learn more about the agency's response the request. While processing the customer's appeal, the agency realized it made an error in its initial response to the request and issued a supplemental release. Provided this information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-15-final-letter-201500513.pdf

 201500530  2015/04/23  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search  

Customer contacted OGIS for mediation services after the agency's final decision. OGIS contacted the agency to review the search terms used. Relayed the information to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-23-final-letter-201500530.pdf

 201400594  2015/04/23  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and US Marshals Service

 Denial

(4, 5, 7(C), 7(E), 7(F))

 

Customer requested assistance with partially denied FOIA request and referrals. Provided the customer with information regarding the agency's response to the request and information on the referred documents.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-23-final-letter-201400594.pdf

 201500597  2015/04/23  Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a delayed FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-23-final-letter-201500597.pdf

 201500634  2015/04/28  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Ombuds  

Customer requested assistance with an agency's request that customer provide proof of death, consent, or an overriding public interest for a third party FOIA request before the agency would agree to process it. OGIS contacted agency and obtained information concerning its policy.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-04-28-final-letter-201500634.pdf

 201500202  2015/05/07  Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a delayed request. Contacted agency to learn more about the nature of the request. Provided the customer with information regarding the agency's response to the request and the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-07-final-letter-201500202.pdf

 201500359  2015/05/15  United States Postal Service

 Denial

(7(C), 7(F))

Customer requested assistance with a partially denied FOIA request. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agency's response to the request and information regarding FOIA Exemptions 7(C) and 7(E).

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-15-final-letter-201500359.pdf

 201500396  2015/05/15 Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency No Records

Customer disputes the agency's response to a request. Contacted the agency to learn more about its records schedule.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-15-final-letter-201500396.pdf

 201400432  2015/05/15  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services and Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 Denial

(5, 6, 7(E), 7(F))

Customer requested assistance with partially denied FOIA requests. OGIS contacted the agencies to which the customer submitted FOIA requests. Based on conversations with OGIS and the FOIA staff at the agencies, the agencies agencies reviewed their decisions and released additional information to the requester. Provided the customer with an explanation of the agencies' responses to the requests.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-15-final-letter-201400432.pdf

 201500511  2015/05/19  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons  Fees  

Customer disputed agency's assertion that he owes fees for a previous request. Contacted agency, which resolved the issue.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-19-final-letter-201500511.pdf

 201500573  2015/05/19  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation No Records  

Customer requested OGIS's assistance with an agency's "no records response" to a FOIA request. OGIS contacted the agency to discuss the case. Provided customer suggestions about what type of information would help the agency search for records, if the requester wished to resubmit a FOIA

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-19-final-letter-201500573.pdf

 201500492  2015/05/21  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(6, 7(C), 7(E))

Customer disputed agency's use of exemptions to withhold historical records. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-21-final-letter-201500492.pdf

 201500435  2015/05/22  Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency  Delay  

Customer requester status information about several requests. Contacted agency and provided information about open requests.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-22-final-letter-201500435.pdf

 201500499  2015/05/22  Social Security Administration

 Denial

(6)

Customer disputed agency's response to a request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-05-22-final-letter-201500499.pdf

 201500528  2015/06/03  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fees  

Customer sought assistance with a request. OGIS provided the customer with additional information regarding the FOIA process, including administrative appeals, and fee waiver standards.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-06-3-final-letter-201500528.pdf

 201500152  2015/06/04  Federal Trade Commission  Ombuds  

Customer disputed agency’s response to a request. OGIS staff contacted the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-06-04-final-letter-201500152.pdf

 201500291  2015/06/19  Department of Defense, National Security Agency  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with pending requests. Contacted the agency to learn more and provided the customer with information regarding the status of the requests.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-06-19-final-letter-201500291.pdf

 201500715  2015/06/19  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services  No Records  

Customer objects to agency's "no records" response. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2015-06-19-final-letter-201500715.pdf

 201300648  2013/11/01  Social Security Administration  Denial  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-11-01-final-letter-201300648.pdf

 201200253  2013/12/02 Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate Ombuds

Customer requested assistance with FOIA requests to DOE and DHS. DOE denied the request, stating that the records are DHS records. DHS was delayed in responding to the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-12-02-final-letter-201200253.pdf

 201400110  2013/12/20  Department of Justice, Civil Division  Denial  

Customer requested OGIS assistance on denial for expedited processing. Provided requester with information regarding the status of the appeal and expedited processing.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2013-12-20-final-letter-201400110.pdf

 201300850  2014/01/14  United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General

 Denial

(7(C))

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Explained the exemption and the agency's action on the request to the customer.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-01-14-final-letter-201300850.pdf

 201400125  2014/01/27  Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service

 Denial

(6)

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-01-27-final-letter-201400125.pdf

 201400126 2014/01/27 Office of Personnel Management Ombuds

Customer requested assistance with a request that was closed as a duplicate. Contacted agency and confirmed that the request was reopened.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-01-27-final-letter-201400126.pdf

 201400015  2014/01/27  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(7(A), 7(C))

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request. Provided requester with information about why the agency cited the exemptions it did in response to the request. The agency remains firm in its position.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-01-27-final-letter-201400015.pdf

 201400160  2014/01/28  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(7(C))

 

Customer requested assistance with a Glomar response. Provided more information about the agency's actions.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-01-28-final-letter-201400160.pdf

 201400853  2014/08/21 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Denial

(1, 3, 7(E))

Customer requested assistance with a Glomar response. Provided more information about the response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-08-21-final-letter-201400583.pdf

 201400490  2014/09/04  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

 Denial

(6)

Requester sought assistance with a denied FOIA request. OGIS staff contacted the agency and obtained information about the information withheld.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-09-04-final-letter-201400490.pdf

 201400661  2014/09/04  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a delayed FOIA request. OGIS staff reached out to the agency and obtained information for the requester regarding the status of the request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-09-04-final--letter-201400661.pdf

 201300784  2014/09/05  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

 Denial

(7(C))

 Customer requested assistance with a denied FOIA request. Provided customer with an explanation of Exemption 7(C) and the agency's Glomar response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2014-09-05-final-letter-201300784.pdf

 201200668  2012/10/18  United States Postal Service  Delay  

Customer requested assistance in determining the status of an appeal.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2012-10-18-final-letter-201200668.pdf

 201200691  2012/10/18  United States Postal Service  Delay  

Customer requested assistance in determining the status of an appeal and the status of a remanded request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2012-10-18-final-letter-201200691.pdf

 201300127  2013/01/07  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with determining status of requests. OGIS contacted the agency and provided the customer with additional information.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/2013-01-07-final-letter-201300127.pdf

 201300145  2013/01/14  Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services

 Denial

(6, 7(C), 7(E))

Customer disputed the agency's withholdings.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-01-14-final-letter-201300145.pdf

 201300140  2013/01/25  Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Administration

 Denial

(6)

Customer disputed the agency's withholdings.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-01-25-final-letter-201300140.pdf

 201300150  2013/03/02  Department of Labor. Office of Workers' Compensation  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with determining the status of three fee waiver appeals.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-03-02-final-letter-201300150.pdf

 201300521  2013/05/16 Merit Service Protection Board Ombuds

Customer requested assistance with a Privacy Act request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-05-16-final-letter-201300521.pdf

 201300487  2013/05/21  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons  Delay  

Customer requested assistance in determining the status of a request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-05-21-final-letter-201300487.pdf

 201300531  2013/07/08  Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

 Denial

(4, 5, 7(C), 7(D))

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-07-08-final-letter-201300531.pdf

 201300541  2013/07/08 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Denial

(5, 7(E), 7(F))

Customer disputed the agency's withholdings.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-07-08-final-letter-201300541.pdf

 201300555  2013/07/10  Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with delayed FOIA response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-07-10-final-letter-201300555.pdf

 201300591  2013/07/16  Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys  No Records  

Customer requested assistance regarding the agency's "no records" response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-07-16-final-letter-201300591.pdf

 201300649  2013/07/18  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Denial

(6, 7(C))

 

Customer had question regarding obtaining documents pertaining to third-party individuals.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-07-18-final-letter-201300649.pdf

 201300484 2013/07/30 Social Security Administration

Denial

(7(E))

 

Customer disputed the agency's denial of investigatory information

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-07-30-final-letter-201300484.pdf

 201300662  2013/07/31  Department of Justice, US Marshals Service

 Denial

(6)

 

Customer disputed the agency's withholding of the employment information of a mid-level government employee under Exemption 6.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-07-31-final-letter-201300662.pdf

 201300687 2013/08/19 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons Denial

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-08-19-final-letter-201300687.pdf

 201300698  2013/08/27  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons  No Records  

Customer requested assistance regarding the agency's "no records" response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-08-27-final-letter-201300698.pdf

 201300530  2013/09/27  Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration  Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a Delayed FOIA response.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-08-30-final-letter-201300530.pdf

 201300654 2013/09/27 Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services No Records

Customer requested assistance with an apparent discrepancy between a "no records" response and a telephone conversation the customer had regarding a CD containing the requested records that was sent to the customer's former address.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-09-27-final-letter-201300654.pdf

 201300664  2013/09/27 US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Delay  

Customer requested assistance with Delayed FOIA response.

https://www.archives.gov/files/ogis/assets/ogis-final-response-letters-to-customer-pdfs/2013-09-27-final-letter-201300664.pdf


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