45 CFR § 75.2 "cooperative agreement" with the 42 U.S.C. § 654(3) single and separate unit operating in Massachusetts

Josh Coffin filed this request with the Department Of Health And Human Services Office Of Child Support Enforcement of the United States of America.
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From: Josh Coffin


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The 45 CFR § 75.2 "cooperative agreement" between your agency and the Massachusetts Department Of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division within the time period of the last three (3) years as per 31 U.S. Code § 6305 entitled "Using cooperative agreements".

To support my request, I submit the following facts:
1. Pursuant to 42 U.S. Code § 654(3), entitled "State plan for child and spousal support", each State participating in SSA Title IV-D services must "provide for the establishment or designation of a single and separate organizational unit ... within the State to administer the plan".
2. Pursuant to "Audits And Financial Penalties", contained within Section 8 of the Federal Manual of Child Support Enforcement: "Audits are required at least every 3 years to determine whether the standards and requirements prescribed by law and regulations have been met by the child support program of every State."

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,

Josh Coffin

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

The attached FOIA request, which is intended for the Office of Child Support Enforcement, was faxed to that office on September 28, 2020, but it has yet to receive an acknowledgement. Could you please confirm that it has been received and will process this request?

Thank you so much for your time and help.

Best wishes,
Beryl, MuckRock
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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The 45 CFR § 75.2 "cooperative agreement" between your agency and the Massachusetts Department Of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division within the time period of the last three (3) years as per 31 U.S. Code § 6305 entitled "Using cooperative agreements".

To support my request, I submit the following facts:
1. Pursuant to 42 U.S. Code § 654(3), entitled "State plan for child and spousal support", each State participating in SSA Title IV-D services must "provide for the establishment or designation of a single and separate organizational unit ... within the State to administer the plan".
2. Pursuant to "Audits And Financial Penalties", contained within Section 8 of the Federal Manual of Child Support Enforcement: "Audits are required at least every 3 years to determine whether the standards and requirements prescribed by law and regulations have been met by the child support program of every State."

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,

Josh Coffin

From: Department Of Health And Human Services Office Of Child Support Enforcement

We acknowledge receipt of your email and will confirm if this request was rerouted to our office.
Thanks,

ACF FOIA

From: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on September 28, 2020. 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: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on September 28, 2020. 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: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on September 28, 2020.

On November, 18, 2020, the following response was received from you:
"We acknowledge receipt of your email and will confirm if this request was rerouted to our office.
Thanks,
ACF FOIA"

No other response has been received since then.

Please "confirm if this request was rerouted" to your office as your response stated on 11/18/2020.

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.

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The 45 CFR § 75.2 "cooperative agreement" between your agency and the Massachusetts Department Of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division within the time period of the last three (3) years as per 31 U.S. Code § 6305 entitled "Using cooperative agreements".

To support my request, I submit the following facts:
1. Pursuant to 42 U.S. Code § 654(3), entitled "State plan for child and spousal support", each State participating in SSA Title IV-D services must "provide for the establishment or designation of a single and separate organizational unit ... within the State to administer the plan".
2. Pursuant to "Audits And Financial Penalties", contained within Section 8 of the Federal Manual of Child Support Enforcement: "Audits are required at least every 3 years to determine whether the standards and requirements prescribed by law and regulations have been met by the child support program of every State."

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,

Josh Coffin

From: Department Of Health And Human Services Office Of Child Support Enforcement

Good Afternoon Mr. Coffin,

Please forgive the delay. Please let me know if the request was submitted in your name. I will conduct a search and provide a cuurent status update.

Thank you,

ACF FOIA/ Tasha

From: Josh Coffin

Good afternoon Tasha,

This request was submitted in my name and was originally submitted on September 28, 2020.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Josh Coffin

Good morning Tasha,

On June 29, 2021, I responded to your 6/21/2021 response.
I am still waiting to hear back from you regarding the search you conducted with a provided current status update.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Josh Coffin

Good morning Tasha (or whom it may concern at ACF FOIA),

On June 29, 2021, I responded to your 6/21/2021 response. The original FOIA request was filed during October 2020, or last year.
I am still waiting to hear back from you regarding the search you conducted with a provided current status update.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Josh Coffin

Good morning Tasha (or whom it may concern at ACF FOIA),

On June 29, 2021, I responded to your 6/21/2021 response. The original FOIA request was filed during October 2020, or last year.
I am still waiting to hear back from you regarding the search you conducted with a provided current status update.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Josh Coffin

Good morning Tasha (or whom it may concern at ACF FOIA),

On June 29, 2021, I responded to your 6/21/2021 response. The original FOIA request was filed during October 2020, or last year.
I am still waiting to hear back from you regarding the search you conducted with a provided current status update.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Josh Coffin

Good morning Tasha (or whom it may concern at ACF FOIA),

On June 29, 2021, I responded to your 6/21/2021 response. The original FOIA request was filed on Septermber 28, 2020, or last year. **It has almost been one year since this FOIA request was filed and it does not take this long to respond to a FOIA request.**

I am still waiting to hear back from you regarding the search you conducted with a provided current status update.
I am still awaiting the records I requested on September 28, 2020.
Also, what is the ETA on receiving this information?

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Department Of Health And Human Services Office Of Child Support Enforcement

Mr. Coffin,

I am the FOIA Director, and I will personally look into this matter and provide a status update on this.

I’m not able to locate the various communications you reference to Ms. Hunt. Would you please forward those emails to me?

Celeste Smith

From: Department Of Health And Human Services Office Of Child Support Enforcement

FOIA 21-F-0203
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Dear Mr. Coffin :

This is in response to your November 20, 2020 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). You requested request the following records:

* The 45 CFR § 75.2 "cooperative agreement" between your agency and the Massachusetts Department Of Revenue Child Support Enforcement

* Division within the time period of the last three (3) years as per 31 U.S. Code §6305 entitled "Using cooperative agreements".

The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has informed us that they do not have any memorandums of understandings or cooperative agreements between our agency and states,

You have the right to appeal this determination. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency's decision.
Your appeal must be mailed within 90 days from the date of this response, to:
Carol Maloney
Deputy Agency Chief FOIA Officer
https://requests.publiclink.hhs.gov/App/Index.aspx

Please include in the subject line "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, please contact Tasha Hunt at Tasha.Hunt@acf.hhs.gov.<mailto:Tasha.Hunt@acf.hhs.gov> You may also contact the HHS ACF FOIA Public Liaison for assistance at:

Kenneth Wolfe FOIA Public Liaison
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Communications
Room 4002A
330 C Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20201

If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman's office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 202-741-5770
Toll-Free: 1-877-684-6448
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov <mailto:ogis@nara.gov> Fax: 202-741-5769

Sincerely,

Tasha D. Hunt
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Health & Human Service
Administration For Children and Families
Office of Communications/FOIA Divison
Switzer Bldg, Suite 4000

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