All complaints made to Human Resources by CIA FOIA staff.

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2011-00430
Status
Rejected

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All complaints made to Human Resources by CIA staff responsible for processing FOIA requests.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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,

Jason Smathers
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From: Central Intelligence Agency

From: Jason Smathers

I requested complaints made to human resources by CIA FOIA staff in request F-2011-00430. Susan Viscuso denied the request as not being reasonable described. I appeal. It would be known to human resources whom is employed by the CIA to process FOIA requests. Furthermore, it would be known to human resources what complaints they received from those employees. Furthermore, Viscuso cites the way in which your records are organized as a reason you cannot complete a search. Poor filing practices is not an exemption to the FOIA.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

From: Jason Smathers

I requested "All complaints made to Human Resources by CIA staff responsible for processing FOIA requests."

You said that was too broad.

I appealed.

You said I have no appeal rights.

I now ask, under the FOIA, for a copy the non-exempt segregable portion of all CIA employee files on all CIA FOIA staff including, but not limited to complaints they have made to HR.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

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