Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ethan Chiel filed this request with the Department of Labor of the United States of America.
Tracking # 823821
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From: Ethan Chiel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any directives or communications, electronic or otherwise, from the President or the staff of the Executive Office of the President issued to anyone within the Bureau of Labor Statistics on or since January 20, 2017 regarding the following:

1) Any changes to how the Bureau of Labor Statistics collects, analyzes, or reports data or economic information.
2) Rules regarding correspondence with media organizations.

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,

Ethan Chiel

From: Miller, Darlene - SOL

Mr. Chiel:

Your request has been assigned to BLS with tracking number 823821. When they begin processing it, you will be able to track its progress at www.dol.gov/foia<http://www.dol.gov/foia>. If you need to contact them about it for any reason, please submit your inquiry through bls.foia@bls.gov<mailto:bls.foia@bls.gov> or phone 202-691-7628. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission to the agency or to have it available at the time of a call.

Sincerely,

Darlene Miller
Government Information Specialist, Office of Information Services

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U.S. Department of Labor
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(202) 693-5442 (O) | (202) 693-5389 (F) | miller.darlene@dol.gov<mailto:miller.darlene@dol.gov> (E)
e-FOIAs: foiarequest@dol.gov<mailto:foiarequest@dol.gov>

From: Meyer, Louisa K. - BLS

Dear Mr. Chiel:

As the Disclosure Office for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we are confirming receipt of your January 31 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (FOIA ID No. 823821) for information pursuant to the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. ยง552. Your request, addressed to the U.S. Department of Labor FOIA email address, was forwarded to the BLS for reply and received by the BLS Disclosure Office on February 3.

You requested that we provide any directives or communications, electronic or otherwise, from the President or the staff of the Executive Office of the President issued to anyone within the Bureau of Labor Statistics on or since January 20, 2017, regarding the following:

1) Any changes to how the Bureau of Labor Statistics collects, analyzes, or reports economic information.

2) Rules regarding correspondence with media organizations.

You indicated that you agree to pay duplication fees for the processing of this request and that we notify you of these expenses prior to fulfilling your request. You also stated that you would prefer the request filled electronically, by email attachment if available, or CD-ROM if not.

We expect to complete the response within 20 business days of receipt by March 6, 2017. Your request is diligently being processed and our goal is to respond to you as quickly as possible. In the interim, please feel free to call 202-691-7628 if you have further questions concerning your<file:///C:\Users\mclean_b\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\Content.Outlook\HVSRGDBS\dms%20on%20'filer1\oa'%20(G:)> request. In addition, it would be helpful to reference FOIA ID No. 823821 at the time of your call.

Sincerely,

Louisa Meyer
BLS FOIA Coordinator

From: Department of Labor

A no responsive documents response.

From: Ethan Chiel

Dear Ms. Meyer,

I wanted to follow up on the Freedom of Information request originally submitted on Jan. 31, 2017. Please let me know if I can expect to receive a response by end of day today, as earlier stated. The tracking number for the request is 823821.

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

Sincerely,
Ethan Chiel

From: Meyer, Louisa K. - BLS

Hello Mr. Chiel,

Thank you for inquiring regarding the status of your FOIA request (ID No. 823821). The response to your request was finalized and signed by the BLS Disclosure Officer last week on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The response was placed in the mail to you the following day, Wednesday, March 1, to the address you provided in your original request:

Mr. Ethan Chiel
MuckRock
DEPT MR 32716
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Thanks,
Louisa Meyer
BLS FOIA Coordinator

From: Ethan Chiel

Hi Ms. Meyer,
Thanks for the prompt response. Was it possible to create an email attachment version as asked in the initial request? If so, could you forward it to me at ethan.chiel@gmail.com, and if not, could you inform me.
Thanks again,
Ethan Chiel

From: Meyer, Louisa K. - BLS

Hello Mr. Chiel,

We are required to send a formal response by mail but can certainly provide the signed response electronically. Please see the response, attached. Please let me know if you have any further questions about your request.

Many thanks,
Louisa

From: Ethan Chiel

Hi Louisa,
No further questions for now, thanks.
best,
Ethan Chiel

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