Chief FOIA officer exemption 5 guidance (United States Postal Service)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the United States Postal Service of the United States of America.
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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, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: United States Postal Service

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Chavannes-Battle, Nancy

From: Shawn Musgrave


I apologize if you construed this request to be overly broad, but I am unsure how to narrow it further. I've provided a timeframe to search -- 1990 to the present -- as well as the particular office to contact -- the office of the Chief FOIA/Privacy Officer -- as well as the particular subject matter for the memos/protocols/guides sought -- FOIA exemption 5.

If this does not clarify things sufficiently, please let me know what is unclear. You should not need to search any other offices beside the Chief FOIA/Privacy Officer's, as I understand my request.

Thank you,


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 #2014-FPRO-00046.

Thank you for your help.

From: Chavannes-Battle, Nancy P - Washington, DC

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

I received your email regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated October 10, 2013, in which you seek access to Postal Service records.

Please accept my apologies for the delayed response but you should be receiving a final response by the end of next week.

Thank you,

Nancy Chavannes-Battle
Privacy and Records Specialist
United States Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW Room 9431
Washington DC 20260-1101

From: United States Postal Service

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: United States Postal Service

A copy of documents responsive to the request.