|Multi Request||2017 FOIA logs: Labor|
|Submitted||Jan. 5, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
your agency's FOIA request log covering 2017, which includes a field showing the subject of each request and a field for the final disposition.
Further, I request that this document be sent in any digital formats in which it exists (such as PDF and Excel). Under the terms of the E-FOIA Amendments of 1996, Section 5, if a document exists in electronic format, it must be released in that format upon request.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Your request has been assigned to the Women's Bureau with tracking number 848653. When they begin processing it, you will be able to track its progress at www.dol.gov/foia<http://www.dol.gov/foia>. If you need to contact them about it for any reason, please submit your inquiry through firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or phone 202-693-6735. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission to the agency or to have it available at the time of a call.
Government Information Specialist, Office of Information Services
OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR | MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATIVE LEGAL SERVICES
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Rm N2420
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-5442 (O) | (202) 693-5389 (F) | firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> (E)
Dear Mr. Kick:
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted electronically to the U.S. Department of Labor at: FOIARequests@dol.gov<mailto:FOIARequests@dol.gov>. Your request was assigned to the Women's Bureau (WB) - an agency component of the Department of Labor - for processing under tracking #848653. In your request, you asked for the following:
o Your agency's FOIA request log covering 2017, which includes a field showing the subject of each request and a field for the final disposition
The FOIA applies to existing records and does not require agencies to conduct research, or generate documents based on that research. The FOIA requires that agencies generally disclose responsive records unless agencies are required to withhold requested records, either in whole or in part, due to one or more of the nine established exemptions.
In response to your request, the Women's Bureau is releasing in full an electronic copy of the FOIA log covering 2017, which includes a field showing the subject of each request and a field for the final disposition.
If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, you may contact Cheryl Edwards, WB FOIA Coordinator/FOIA Service Center Administrator via email: Womens.Bureau@DOL.GOV<mailto:Womens.Bureau@DOL.GOV>, or phone at 202-693-6735. Alternatively, you may contact DOL's FOIA Public Liaison, Thomas Hicks, at 202-693-5427; or the Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration (OGIS) to inquire about mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. You can also reach that office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>; by phone at 202-741-5770, by fax at 202-741-5769, or by calling toll-free at 1-877-684-6448.
If you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Solicitor of Labor within 90 days from the date of this letter. The appeal must state in writing the grounds for the appeal, and it may include any supporting statements or arguments, but such statements are not required. In order to facilitate processing of the appeal, please include your mailing address and daytime telephone number, as well as a copy of the initial request and copy of this letter. The envelope and letter of the appeal should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Any amendment to the appeal must be made in writing and received prior to a decision. The appeal should be addressed to the Solicitor of Labor, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N2420, Washington, DC 20210. Appeals may also be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. Appeals submitted to any other email address will not be accepted.
Women's Bureau FOIA Service Center