Agency Employee Salary Data (DVA)

Shane Snow filed this request with the Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 15-04317-F
Status
Completed

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From: Shane Snow

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the most recent database maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs detailing employee compensation across the agency.

I am specifically requesting that this release include, for each employee, the following: Name of Employee, Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Job Title, Location, and Earnings.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Shane Snow

From: Short, Jacqueline M. (R&K Enterprise Inc.)

Mr. Snow:

Please see the attached document concerning your FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

v/r,

Jacqueline (Jackie) Short
Department of Veterans Affairs
FOIA Service (005R1C)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
P: 202-382-2311/ F: 202-632-7581
vacofoiaservice@va.gov<mailto:vacofoiaservice@va.gov>
FOIA Service Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

Classification: Internal and External Use\\Not VA Sensitive
This message has been categorized by Short, Jacqueline M. (R&K Enterprise Inc.) on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:32:58 AM in accordance with VA Handbook 6500

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-04317-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Short, Jacqueline M. (R&K Enterprise Inc.)

Mr. Snow:

You will have to contact the FOIA Officer (Jean Hayes) processing your request as stated in the letter sent to you on 17 April.

v/r,

Jacqueline (Jackie) Short
Department of Veterans Affairs
FOIA Service (005R1C)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
P: 202-382-2311/ F: 202-632-7581
vacofoiaservice@va.gov<mailto:vacofoiaservice@va.gov>
FOIA Service Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-04317-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-04317-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Could you please provide the correct contact information for Jean Hayes?

Thank you.

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Snow,

Per your email below, we contacted Jean Hayes and asked that she contact you with a status of your request.

Sincerely,

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-04317-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Hayes, Jean

Shane Snow
MuckRock News
Dept. MR 17477
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819 FOIA # 15-04317-F

Dear Mr. Snow:

Your Freedom of Information Act request has been received by the Office of Human Resources Management. You have requested a copy of the most recent database maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) detailing employee compensation across the agency. I apologize for the delay.

Specifically you have requested this release to include, for each employee, the following: name of employee, age, gender, ethnicity, job title, location and earnings. This office is not required by 5 CFR 293.311 to provide the age, gender or ethnicity of VA employees or any other information felt to constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

However, the name, position, location and salary can be released. Please contact me as soon as possible after receiving this letter to advise on how you wish to proceed. If I do not hear back from you within 30 days, per VA policy I will assume that you are no longer interested and will close this request.

If you do not agree with this response you may appeal in writing to the General Counsel. If you chose to do so, please state why you disagree. The address is General Counsel (024), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420.

In the interim, if you have any questions, please contact me HRM FOIA Officer, at (202) 461-7863

Jean

A.S (Jean) Hayes
FOIA/Privacy Officer
Office of Human Resources Management (05)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Phone: (202) 461-7863
Email: jean.hayes@va.gov
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From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Good Morning Mr. Snow,

Your request has been forwarded to Ms. Hayes for a status update and direct response to you.

Respectfully,
Ruthann Parise

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Snow,

We have forwarded your request to Ms. Jean Hayes for a direct reply to you.

Sincerely,

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Good Morning Mr. Snow,

Please know that the FOIA Service has received your inquiry.

Pursuant to your inquiry, I reviewed 15-04317-F in FOIAXpress, the database utilized by the VA to track FOIA requests. Unfortunately, a review of FOIAXpress failed to produce any additional information at this time. We are requesting that Ms. Hayes contact you regarding the status of your request.

Please know that if you are dissatisfied with the handling of your FOIA request you may appeal. You may appeal in writing to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
General Counsel (024)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

You may also submit your appeal via facsimile to (202) 273‐6388 or via email to ogcfoiaappeals@va.gov<mailto:ogcfoiaappeals@va.gov>. Please include a copy of your request and my acknowledgment letter with your appeal, and clearly state why you disagree with this determination (in this case you would be appealing based on the timeliness of the processing of your request). If you mail your appeal, both the front of the envelope and the letter should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.”

As an alternative to submitting an appeal an alternative option is to contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which was created to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and federal agencies. Using OGIS does not affect your right to appeal. You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD
20740‐6001
ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>
Telephone: (202) 741‐5770
Toll‐free: 1‐877‐684‐6448
Facsimile: (202) 741‐5769

Respectfully,
Ruthann Parise, USMCRet
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-5271
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Hayes, Jean

I apologize for the delay. You requested this release to include, for each employee, the following: name of employee, age, gender, ethnicity, job title, location and earnings. In my letter I informed you that I will provide the name, job title, location and salary. I can have this report by Wednesday.

Jean Hayes

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Good Morning Mr. Snow,

Please know that I have again requested Ms. Hayes to provide a status update regarding the processing of your request.

At this time, you may wish to exercise your right to appeal. You may appeal in writing to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
General Counsel (024)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

You may also submit your appeal via facsimile to (202) 273‐6388 or via email to ogcfoiaappeals@va.gov<mailto:ogcfoiaappeals@va.gov>. Please include a copy of your request and my acknowledgment letter with your appeal, and clearly state why you disagree with this determination (in this case you would be appealing based on the timeliness of the processing of your request). If you mail your appeal, both the front of the envelope and the letter should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.”

As an alternative to submitting an appeal an alternative option is to contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which was created to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and federal agencies. Using OGIS does not affect your right to appeal. You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD
20740‐6001
ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>
Telephone: (202) 741‐5770
Toll‐free: 1‐877‐684‐6448
Facsimile: (202) 741‐5769

Respectfully,

Ruthann Parise

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Dear Mr. Snow,

Jean Hayes is the Department of Veterans Affairs FOIA Officer to whom your request was assigned.

I have added Ms. Jean Hayes to this email to respond directly to you.

V/R,

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Snow,

I have checked the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) tracking system and your request is still pending with Ms. Jean Hayes, Freedom of Information Act Officer, Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management. Ms. Hayes is the person that can give you a status of your request. Therefore, I have added Ms. Hayes to this email to respond directly to you.

V/R,

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Good morning Mr. Snow,

I have checked the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) tracking system and your request is still pending with Ms. Jean Hayes, Freedom of Information Act Officer, Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management. Ms. Hayes is the person that can give you a status of your request. Therefore, I have added Ms. Hayes to this email to respond directly to you.

********************************
Barbara J. Brown
Government Information Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)

202-632-7382 (Telephone)
202-400-5958 (Mobile)
202-632-7581 (Fax)
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

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From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Snow,
Your FOIA request is currently pending with the Human Resource Office, Ms. Jean Hayes. I have attached the original acknowledgement letter with Ms. Hayes’ contact information for you to request an update for your FOIA request. I have also CC’d Ms. Hayes regarding your request for a status.

Ms. Doloras Johnson
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy & Records Mgmt
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7233
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Snow,

Your request is still pending with Ms. Jean Hayes, FOIA Officer, Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management. Ms. Hayes is the person that can give you a status of your request. Therefore, I have added Ms. Hayes to this email to respond directly to you.
V/r,

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Hayes, Jean

Is there a direct address where I can forward the disk?
Jean Hayes

From: Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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