Chief FOIA officer exemption 5 guidance (Department of Education)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the U.S. Department of Education of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-00073-F
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any guidance, memo, protocol, directive or other document (or segment of another document) written by or for the Chief FOIA/Privacy Officer that provides departmental application of FOIA exemption 5 from 1990 to the day this request is processed.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: ED FOIA Manager

[cid:image002.jpg@01CED3D4.57053690]UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

FOIA REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

FOIA Tracking Number: 14-00073-F
Name of Requester: Shawn Musgrave

E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com <mailto:requests@muckrock.com%20>
Date of Request: October 10, 2013
Date Request Received: October 28, 2013

Your request (below) has been forwarded to the appropriate office within the Department to search for responsive documents. Due to the 16-day government shutdown, our office is experiencing a backlog in responding to/ processing FOIA requests. We are processing requests in the order they were received, beginning with those requests our office received while the government was shut down. Please pardon any delays. Thank you in advance for your patience regarding this matter. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 401–8365 or by e-mail at EDFOIAManager@ed.gov<mailto:EDFOIAManager@ed.gov> (please include the case tracking number).

Thank you.

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 Oct. 10, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-00073-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Swafford, Christie

Dear Shawn Musgrove;
This letter is to inform you that the Department is currently still processing your request, however due to the volume of information requested and the competing demands of staff's time working to respond to your request, we will be unable to respond within 20 working days of having received the request.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 401-8365 or via e-mail at EDFOIAManager@ed.gov<mailto:EDFOIAManager@ed.gov>.
Best Regards!

Christie D. Swafford
Management and Program Analyst
FOIA Public Liaison
OM/PIRMS/FSC
U. S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, 2E347
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 205-3691
(202) 401-0920-Fax
"If You're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress"-Barack Obama

From: Swafford, Christie

Dear Mr. Musgrove;
Enclosed is a final response letter for the above FOIA request.
Thanks!

Christie D. Swafford
Management and Program Analyst
FOIA Public Liaison
OM/PIRMS/FSC
U. S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, 2E347
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 205-3691
(202) 401-0920-Fax
"If You're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress"-Barack Obama

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

This is a very generic FOIA portal URL, not guidance to a particular document. This is a request not for general information on the DOE's FOIA office, but a request for documents prepared for the department's FOIA personnel on the invocation of exemption 5.

Please process this request accordingly.

Thank you,
Shawn

From: Swafford, Christie

Dear Mr. Musgrove;
Your request for "documents prepared for the department's FOIA personnel on the invocation of exemption 5 from 1990 to the day the request is processed".
We don't have/create those documents; we follow the FOIA guidelines provided by the Department of Justice.
http://www.justice.gov/oip/foia-guide.html.
Thanks!
Christie Swafford

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