2017 FOIA logs: N-Z (National Labor Relations Board)

Russ Kick filed this request with the National Labor Relations Board of the United States of America.
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NLRB-2018-000340

Multi Request 2017 FOIA logs: N-Z
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Completed

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From: Russ Kick

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.

Sincerely,

Russ Kick

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: National Labor Relations Board

Dear Mr. Kick:

I am now assigned to process your request in which you ask for a copy of our Agency's FOIA log for Fiscal Year 2017 (which runs from Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017).

I plan to begin work on this request this week but wanted to check with you and make sure you still needed these records before I began my review. If you'd be so kind as to reply to this email and confirm you still need the requested records, I would be grateful.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Theresa

Theresa A. Westover
FOIA Attorney
National Labor Relations Board
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 273-2847

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From: Russ Kick

Ms. Westover--

Yes, I'm still interested in the FY 2017 FOIA log.

--Russ Kick

From: National Labor Relations Board

Dear Mr. Kick,

I wanted to follow up because I don't believe I've heard back from you.

Could you please let me know at your earliest convenience if you still need these records? FOIA logs involve significant review time and I want to confirm that you still need these records before I begin that lengthy task.

I attempted to call you, however, there is no phone number associated with the FOIA request so email is my only way to contact you.

Thanks much,
Theresa

From: Russ Kick

Ms. Westover--

Yes, I'm still interested in the FY 2017 FOIA log.

Thanks,
RK

From: National Labor Relations Board

Great! Thanks for your response.

Theresa

From: National Labor Relations Board

Dear Mr. Kick,

I wanted to reach out to you with an update on your request. There isn't a phone number associated with your request so I hope this email finds you well.

In FY2017, our Agency migrated to FOIA Online. In pulling the log responsive to your request from FOIA Online, we realized that there were some data migration issues. We've been working diligently with the FOIA Online Help Desk to resolve these issues so we can issue a response to your request; however, FOIA Online is supported by the EPA, which is currently furloughed as a result of the government shutdown. This prevents us from working with them in order to continue resolving these data issues.

I'm reach out to you to see how you'd like to proceed with your request. The log has been reviewed and the data issues have left roughly 70 requests or so, out of over 2000 requests, where the requester name is missing but the remaining information is in the log (i.e. description of the request). We can either (a) issue the response now with the log as-is and you can refile a FOIA request for the missing requester names once the government reopens and we are once again able to work with FOIA Online; or (b) the response to your request will be delayed until the government reopens and we can work with FOIA Online to issue you a complete response.

If you elect to have us issue the response now and refile a FOIA later for the missing information, you can ask in the body of your request that it be assigned to me so we can pick up where we left off and you aren't reinventing the wheel with another FOIA professional in our office.

Please let me know as soon as possible how you'd like to proceed with your request. I'm available by phone at (202) 273-2847 if you'd like to discuss this further.

Thanks again,
Theresa

From: Russ Kick

Thank you for explaining the situation. I'm happy with getting the file as-is. Having requester names is nice, but it's not crucial.

--RK

From: National Labor Relations Board

Great - let me finish processing this request and get it up for supervisory review and release.

Thanks for your understanding (and your quick response),
Theresa

From: National Labor Relations Board

Please find attached the final response letter and responsive records to your FOIA request. if you have questions, please contact Attorney Theresa Westover at (202) 273-2847 or by email at Theresa.Westover@nlrb.gov.

Please note this is not a monitored email account.

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