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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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-22-final-letter-201601270.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-26-final-letter-201601176.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-13-final-letter-201601178.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-09-final-letter-201601114.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-08-final-letter-201600469.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-08-final-letter-201601047.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-08-final-letter-201600894.pdf?method=1

 201601161  2016/09/08 Equal Employment Opportunity  Commission
 Ombuds  

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

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-08-final-letter-201601161.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-02-final-letter-201601128.pdf?method=1

 201601013  2016/08/31  INTERPOL

 Denial

(7(C))

 

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

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-31-final-letter-201601013.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-09-02-final-letter-201600859.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-26-final-letter-201600934.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-23-final-letter-201601164.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-23-final-letter-201601032.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-23-final-letter-201601023.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-18-final-letter-201600900.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-18-final-letter-201601144.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-15-final-letter-201600891.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-11-final-letter-201601108.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-09-final-letter-201600915.pdf?method=1

 201600748 2016/08/05
Department of Energy
Ombuds
 

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

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-05-final-letter-201600748.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-05-final-letter-201600864.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-04-final-letter-201601012.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-03-final-letter-201600139.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-08-01-final-letter-201600746.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-07-28-final-letter-201600897.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-07-20-final-letter-201600080.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-07-18-final-letter-201600898.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-07-18-final-letter-201600716.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-07-18-final-letter-201601002.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-07-18-final-letter-201600464.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-07-07-final-letter-201600928.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-07-12-final-letter-201600826.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-07-12-final-letter-201600824.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-30-final-letter-201600835.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-29-final-letter-201600750.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-24-final-letter-201600851.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-23-final-letter-201600659.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-23-final-letter-201600801.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-23-final-letter-201600670.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-17-final-letter-201600876.pdf?method=1

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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-20-final-letter-201600828.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-20-final-letter-201600895.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-20-final-letter-201600823.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-20-final-letter-201600758.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600648.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-16-final-letter-201600715.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-16-final-letter-201600769.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-15-final-letter-201600423.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-16-final-letter-201600695.pdf?method=1

 201600665 2016/06/14
Department of the Interior
Delay
 

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

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-14-final-letter-201600665.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600727.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600649.pdf?method=1

 201600135 2016/06/13
Department of the Interior
Delay
 

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

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600135.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-13-final-letter-201600601.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-08-final-letter-201600825.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-10-final-letter-201600815.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-10-final-letter-201600834.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-06-final-letter-201600539.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-06-final-letter-201600743.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-06-01-final-letter-201600580.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-31-final-letter-201600792.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-31-final-letter-201600635.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-23-final-letter-201600717.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-24-final-letter-201600775.pdf?method=1

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

 Denial

(6)

 

Customer contacted OGIS for assistance. OGIS provided additional information.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-17-final-letter-201600809.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-13-final-letter-201600758.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-25-final-letter-201600528.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-25-final-letter-201600397.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-24-final-letter-201600703.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-24-final-letter-201600650.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-02-final-letter-201600595.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-18-final-letter-201600321.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-18-final-letter-201600638.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-13-final-letter-201600406.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-12-final-letter-201600334.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-11-final-letter-201600671.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-11-final-letter-201600560.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-10-final-letter-201600632.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-10-final-letter-201600446.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-10-final-letter-201600474.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-09-final-letter-201600642.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-09-final-letter-201600581.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-01-final-letter-201600540.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-03-final-letter-201600789.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-03-final-letter-201600417.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-05-02-final-letter-201600542.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-29-final-letter-201600627.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-25-final-letter-201600592.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-29-final-letter-201600543.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-25-final-letter-201600541.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-25-final-letter-201600534.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-26-final-letter-201600331.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600323.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-26-final-letter-201600466.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600265.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600292.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-18-final-letter-201600389.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-28-final-letter-201600413.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-15-final-letter-201600491.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-18-final-letter-201600473.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-12-final-letter-201600383.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-11-final-letter-201600591.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-04-final-letter-201600546.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-14-final-letter-201501107.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-14-final-letter-201600424.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-18-final-letter-201600547.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-18-final-letter-201600460.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-18-final-letter-201600557.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-04-final-letter-201600602.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-04-final-letter-201600551.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-01-final-letter-201600574.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-14-final-letter-201600437.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-14-final-letter-201600301.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-06-final-letter-201600455.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-06-final-letter-201600415.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-07-final-letter-201600559.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-01-final-letter-201600408.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-04-01-final-letter-201600295.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-24-final-letter-201600396.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-29-final-letter-201600425.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-24-final-letter-201501199.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-29-final-letter-201600448.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-24-final-letter-201600538.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-30-final-letter-201501250.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-25-final-letter-201600233.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-23-final-letter-201600290.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-02-final-letter-201501048.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-14-final-letter-201600215.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-14-final-letter-201600210.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-14-final-letter-201600211.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-14-final-letter-201600339.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-14-final-letter-201600225.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600201.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-19-final-letter-201600046.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-02-final-letter-201600195.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-03-final-letter-201600217.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-02-final-letter-201501257.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-24-final-letter-201600234.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-23-final-letter-201501039.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-03-01-final-letter-201501140.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-11-final-letter-201600231.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-24-final-letter-201600252.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-25-final-letter-201600194.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-25-final-letter-201600170.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-23-final-letter-201600370.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-23-final-letter-201600161.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-22-final-letter-201501110.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-10-final-letter-201501258.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-12-final-letter-201600224.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-10-final-letter-201600203.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-10-final-letter-201600182.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-04-final-letter-201600450.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-02-05-final-letter-201600222.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-09-final-letter-201501009.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-09-final-letter-201500820.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-10-final-letter-201500725.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-22-final-letter-201501127.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-22-final-letter-201500661.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-29-final-letter-201600223.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-10-final-letter-201500878.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-10-final-letter-201500862.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-12-final-letter-201500986.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-27-final-letter-201501237.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-01-final-letter-201600116.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201600102.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-19-final-letter-201501256.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-28-final-letter-201600138.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-26-final-letter-201600171.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-12-final-letter-201600112.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-20-final-letter-201600177.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-19-final-letter-201600101.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-13-final-letter-201501231.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-12-final-letter-201600105.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-12-final-letter-201600193.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-04-final-letter-201600078.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2016-01-05-final-letter-201600160.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-23-final-letter-201600169.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-23-final-letter-201501023.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-22-final-letter-201600162.pdf?method=1

 201500856  2015/12/07 Internal Revenue Service
Denial
 

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

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201500856.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-15-final-letter-201501051.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-28-final-letter-201501066.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-09-04-final-letter-201500922.pdf?method=1

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

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

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-16-final-letter-201600097.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201600057.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201600145.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-17-final-letter-201600084.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-14-final-letter-201600113.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-14-final-letter-201600106.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-14-final-letter-201600079.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-14-final-letter-201501245.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-24-final-letter-201501240.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-19-final-letter-201501262.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-13-final-letter-201600019.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-14-final-letter-201501099.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-13-final-letter-201501251.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-09-final-letter-201501141.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-11-final-letter-201600021.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-09-final-letter-201501167.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-07-final-letter-201501253.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-07-final-letter-201501234.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-04-final-letter-201501236.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-04-final-letter-201501243.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-03-final-letter-201501020.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-03-final-letter-201600124.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-03-final-letter-201600166.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-02-final-letter-201600034.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-12-01-final-letter-201501213.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-10-final-letter-201600122.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-20-final-letter-201500588.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-26-final-letter-201501242.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-30-final-letter-201500983.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-11-05-final-letter-201501159.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-30-final-letter-201500246.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-25-final-letter-201501215.pdf?method=1

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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-22-final-letter-201600008.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-22-final-letter-201501194.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-06-final-letter-201501098.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-02-final-letter-201501150.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-08-final-letter-201501208.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-2-final-letter-201501183.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-10-1-final-letter-201501168.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-09-28-final-letter-201500938.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-09-28-final-letter-201501116.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-09-18-final-letter-201500931.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-07-09-final-letter-201500690.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-09-15-final-letter-201500877.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-09-01-final-letter-201501049.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-09-10-final-letter-201500526.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-09-04-final-letter-201500801.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-28-final-letter-201500888.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-25-final-letter-201501117.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-10-final-letter-201500898.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-09-09-final-letter-201501145.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-25-final-letter-201501043.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-11-20-final-letter-201400742.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-26-final-letter-201501060.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-19-final-letter-201500828.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-06-24-final-letter-201500791.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-06-25-final-letter-201500838.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-24-final-letter-201501030.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-17-final-letter-201500957.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-19-final-letter-201500923.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-08-13-final-letter-201500990.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-08-final-letter-201500479.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-06-09-final-letter-201500225.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-8-13-final-letter-201500882.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-07-09-final-letter-201500689.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-20-final-letter-201500044.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-07-06-final-letter-201500845.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-07-06-final-letter-201500832.pdf?method=1


 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-06-19-final-letter-201500648.pdf?method=1


 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-19-final-letter-201500640.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-07-final-letter-201500487.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-29-final-letter-201500362.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-20-final-letter-201500409.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-08-final-letter-201500384.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-18-final-letter-201400902.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-06-03-final-letter-201500187.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-29-final-letter-201500489.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-14-final-letter-201500510.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-14-final-letter-201500350.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-25-final-letter-201400730.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-07-17-final-letter-201500693.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-07-09-final-letter-201500799.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-07-07-final-letter-201500797.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-26-final-letter-201500551.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-18-final-letter-201500514.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-10-07-final-letter-201400813.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-11-06-final-letter-201400026.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-09-final-letter-201400748.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-11-20-final-letter-201500005.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-12-12-final-letter-201400566.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-12-16-final-letter-201400558.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-12-18-final-letter-201300800.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-12-23-final-letter-201400205.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-12-29-final-letter-201500219.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-01-12-final-letter-201500205.pdf?method=1

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

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

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-01-13-final-letter-201500204.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-04-final-letter-201500305.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-04-final-letter-201400856.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-04-final-letter-201500170.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-04-final-letter-201500208.pdf?method=1

 201400576  2015/02/05  Department of Defense and National Archives and Records Administration
 Denial  

Customer requested assistance with a denied FOIA request.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-05-final-letter-201400576.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-06-final-letter-201500200.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-09-final-letter-201400748.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-09-final-letter-201500218.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-09-final-letter-201500339.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-11-final-letter-201500168.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-11-final-letter-201500368.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-19-final-letter-201400588.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-20-final-letter-201500132.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-24-final-letter-201500250.pdf?method=1

 201400116  2015/02/27 Department of Homeland Security
Fees

Customer requested assistance regarding FOIA fees. Provided more information about the agency's position.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-02-27-final-letter-201400116.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-16-final-letter-201400828.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-16-final-letter-201500280.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-16-final-letter-201500315.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-19-final-response-201500251.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-20-final-letter-201500212.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-20-final-letter-201500237.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-25-final-letter-201400852.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-25-final-letter-201400872.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-26-final-letter-201400958.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-26-final-letter-201500024.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-26-final-letter-201500087.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-03-31-final-letter-201400882.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-2-final-letter-201400419.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-03-final-letter-201500299.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-03-final-letter-201400627.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-06-final-letter-201500491.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-08-final-letter-201500384.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-7-final-letter-201500431.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-8-final-letter-201500467.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-08-final-letter-201500502.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-8-final-letter-201500527.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-09-final-letter-201500375.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-15-final-letter-201500513.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-23-final-letter-201500530.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-23-final-letter-201400594.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-23-final-letter-201500597.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-04-28-final-letter-201500634.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-07-final-letter-201500202.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-15-final-letter-201500359.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-15-final-letter-201500396.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-15-final-letter-201400432.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-19-final-letter-201500511.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-19-final-letter-201500573.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-21-final-letter-201500492.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-22-final-letter-201500435.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-05-22-final-letter-201500499.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-06-3-final-letter-201500528.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-06-04-final-letter-201500152.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-06-19-final-letter-201500291.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2015-06-19-final-letter-201500715.pdf?method=1

 201300648  2013/11/01  Social Security Administration
 Denial  

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-11-01-final-letter-201300648.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-12-02-final-letter-201200253.pdf?method=1


 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2013-12-20-final-letter-201400110.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-01-14-final-letter-201300850.pdf?method=1


 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-01-27-final-letter-201400125.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-01-27-final-letter-201400126.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-01-27-final-letter-201400015.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-01-28-final-letter-201400160.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-08-21-final-letter-201400583.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-09-04-final-letter-201400490.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-09-04-final--letter-201400661.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2014-09-05-final-letter-201300784.pdf?method=1

 201200668  2012/10/18  United States Postal Service
 Delay  

Customer requested assistance in determining the status of an appeal.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2012-10-18-final-letter-201200668.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2012-10-18-final-letter-201200691.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/2013-01-07-final-letter-201300127.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-01-14-final-letter-201300145.pdf?method=1

 201300140  2013/01/25  Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Administration

 Denial

(6)

Customer disputed the agency's withholdings.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-01-25-final-letter-201300140.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-03-02-final-letter-201300150.pdf?method=1

 201300521  2013/05/16 Merit Service Protection Board
Ombuds

Customer requested assistance with a Privacy Act request.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-05-16-final-letter-201300521.pdf?method=1

 201300487  2013/05/21  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
 Delay  

Customer requested assistance in determining the status of a request.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-05-21-final-letter-201300487.pdf?method=1

 201300531  2013/07/08  Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

 Denial

(4, 5, 7(C), 7(D))

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-07-08-final-letter-201300531.pdf?method=1

 201300541  2013/07/08 Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Denial

(5, 7(E), 7(F))

Customer disputed the agency's withholdings.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-07-08-final-letter-201300541.pdf?method=1

 201300555  2013/07/10  Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General
 Delay  

Customer requested assistance with delayed FOIA response.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-07-10-final-letter-201300555.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-07-16-final-letter-201300591.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-07-18-final-letter-201300649.pdf?method=1

 201300484 2013/07/30
Social Security Administration

Denial

(7(E))

 

Customer disputed the agency's denial of investigatory information

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-07-30-final-letter-201300484.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-07-31-final-letter-201300662.pdf?method=1

 201300687 2013/08/19
Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Denial

Customer requested assistance with denied FOIA request.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-08-19-final-letter-201300687.pdf?method=1

 201300698  2013/08/27  Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
 No Records
 

Customer requested assistance regarding the agency's "no records" response.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-08-27-final-letter-201300698.pdf?method=1

 201300530  2013/09/27  Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
 Delay  

Customer requested assistance with a Delayed FOIA response.

 

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-08-30-final-letter-201300530.pdf?method=1

 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://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-09-27-final-letter-201300654.pdf?method=1

 201300664  2013/09/27 US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Delay

Customer requested assistance with Delayed FOIA response.

https://ogis.archives.gov/Assets/OGIS+Final+Response+Letters+to+Customer+PDFs/2013-09-27-final-letter-201300664.pdf?method=1