Audit of Counseling Services in Europe 4/23/2013 (AAA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the United States Army Audit Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # FP-16-015042
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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:

A copy of audit A-2013-0086-ALE named "Counseling Services in Europe" which was published 4/23/2013.

I agree to fees up to $18. In the event that fees exceed this amount, 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

From: Jason Smathers

Dear AAA FOIA office,

On July 27, 2015 I submitted a new FOIA request, the text of which will be provided at the end of this email following the signature line. Tomorrow will be the twentieth business day since my request was made and the statutory deadline for providing the responsive records. However, to date, I have not received any acknowledgement of my request. Please provide me a tracking number and estimated date of completion for my request.

Thank you.

Regards,
Jason Smathers
CC: Nikki Gramian, OGIS

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Original request sent 7/27/15:
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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:

A copy of audit A-2013-0086-ALE named "Counseling Services in Europe" which was published 4/23/2013.

I agree to fees up to $18. In the event that fees exceed this amount, 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

From: Jason Smathers

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act. On July 27, 2015 I submitted a FOIA request for "A copy of audit A-2013-0086-ALE named "Counseling Services in Europe" which was published 4/23/2013." On August 20, 2015 I requested a status update. Neither my initial request nor my attempt to follow up has resulted in any acknowledgement of my request. I therefore appeal the constructive denial of my request.

From: Hankins, Timothy S CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

Mr. Smathers,

Please find attached a corrected copy of the above listed FOIA request.

TIMOTHY S. HANKINS
U.S. Army Audit Agency
Paralegal

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From: Hankins, Timothy S CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

Hankins, Timothy S CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US) would like to recall the message, "Corrected FOIA Request FP-16-150042".

From: Hankins, Timothy S CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

Mr. Smathers,

Please find attached a corrected copy of the above listed FOIA request.

TIMOTHY S. HANKINS
U.S. Army Audit Agency
Paralegal

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From: Hankins, Timothy S CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

Mr. Smathers,

Please find attached a corrected copy of the above listed FOIA request.

TIMOTHY S. HANKINS
U.S. Army Audit Agency
Paralegal

This email and any files transmitted with it may contain PRIVILEGED or SENSITIVE information and may be read or used only by the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient of the email or any of its attachments, please be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, distribution, forwarding, printing, or copying of this email or any attached files is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately purge it and all attachments and notify the sender by reply email or contact the sender at the number listed.

From: Jason Smathers

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have no commercial interest in this request. I am seeking these records for personal interest alone. I am not an owner nor an employee of MuckRock and have no financial interest in the posting of the documents on MuckRock. I am however interested in providing the records to the public free of charge, which will be accomplished by MuckRock. Therefore, this request should be placed in the "all other" fee category.

I agree to fees up to $18 billed in the "all other" fee category. If fees exceed this amount, please provide me with an itemization of proposed charges so I may either amend my request or expand my willingness to pay fees.

From: Hankins, Timothy S CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Smathers,

We closed this case on 5 May 2016 and will no longer respond to this request.

Timothy S. Hankins
U.S. Army Audit Agency
Paralegal/FOIA/Privacy Officer

From: Greiner-Lee, Tracy Louise CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

Tim,
When responding to the other requests, will you please delete my instructions to you before sending to Smathers? Thanks, Tracy

Respectfully,

Tracy L. Greiner-Lee, Esq.
Deputy Counsel (Labor & Employment Law)
Office of General Counsel
U.S. Army Audit Agency
6000 6th Street, Bldg 1464
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone: 703.545.5880

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From: Greiner-Lee, Tracy Louise CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

Your attachments only contain a sent receipt and our response letter. Please also include the report as well in future responses.

Look, I know that you're mad right now, but all we have to do is officially respond the first time and send him an email attaching the documents we already have saved the second time. Then it's done.

If you notice, we haven't been receiving new requests from Smathers lately, so let's just get this done. I will be more than happy when we finally put the FOIA backlog behind us.

Respectfully,

Tracy L. Greiner-Lee, Esq.
Deputy Counsel (Labor & Employment Law)
Office of General Counsel
U.S. Army Audit Agency
6000 6th Street, Bldg 1464
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone: 703.545.5880

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NOTICE: This message is intended only for the addressee and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or attorney work product and may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act,
5 U.S.C. § 552. If you are not the intended recipient, do not read, copy, retain or disseminate this message or any attachment. If you have received this message in error, please email me at this address and promptly delete all copies of the message and any attachments. Neither the transmission of this message or any attachment, nor any error in transmission or delivery, shall constitute waiver of any applicable legal privilege.
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From: Greiner-Lee, Tracy Louise CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

Mr. Smathers,

The report was inadvertently not attached to the previous request.

The agency previously responded to this request on May 5, 2016. As a courtesy, we have again attached the documents that you requested, along with the sent receipt showing that the agency emailed the response to you on May 5, 2016. We will no longer acknowledge follow-up emails for this same request; this response is the second time that the agency acknowledged and emailed you the documents that you requested. As your email requests appear to be auto generated and are received by the agency on the same day every month, we kindly ask that you turn off the function that auto generates emails for requests to which the agency has already responded.

Respectfully,

Tracy L. Greiner-Lee, Esq.
Deputy Counsel (Labor & Employment Law)
Office of General Counsel
U.S. Army Audit Agency
6000 6th Street, Bldg 1464
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone: 703.545.5880

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NOTICE: This message is intended only for the addressee and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or attorney work product and may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act,
5 U.S.C. § 552. If you are not the intended recipient, do not read, copy, retain or disseminate this message or any attachment. If you have received this message in error, please email me at this address and promptly delete all copies of the message and any attachments. Neither the transmission of this message or any attachment, nor any error in transmission or delivery, shall constitute waiver of any applicable legal privilege.
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