Communications Request

Bryant Sewell filed this request with the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the United States of America.
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Communications

From: Bryant Sewell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records reflecting communications (including emails and telephone logs) between Maren M. Kasper, of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure Policy, David James "DJ" Gribbin. Please restrict this search to Feb 1, 2017 through May 1, 2017.

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,

Bryant Sewell

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mr. Sewell,

I have been assigned two new FOIA requests that you filed yesterday, and they seem to overlap. The first asks for emails/phone calls between Maren Kasper and DJ Gribbin between 2/1/17 and 5/1/17. The second asks for emails/phone calls between Maren Kasper/Sarah Lyberg and DJ Gribbin between 2/1/17 and 9/1/17. It seems as though a response to the latter would also fully cover the former. If I am misunderstanding the requests, please let me know. Otherwise, I will consolidate the two into one control number, and process for the latter request seeking both employees' communications from 2/1/17 to 9/1/17.

At your earliest convenience, please contact me so that I can make sure I'm handling this appropriately. I can be reached via email or at 202-402-3450.
Best,

Ethan

Ethan G. Bodell, Esq.
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of the Executive Secretariat
FOIA Branch, Room 10139
(202) 402-3450 | ethan.g.bodell@hud.gov

From: Bryant Sewell

Hello Ethan,
You're correct, please consolidate the two request into one seeking both employees' communications from 2/1/17 to 9/1/17 - as you stated above.
Thank you,
Bryant

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Will do. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!

-Ethan

Ethan G. Bodell, Esq.
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of the Executive Secretariat
FOIA Branch, Room 10139
(202) 402-3450 | ethan.g.bodell@hud.gov

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mr. Sewell,

I have a favor to ask. I have a request filed by your colleague, Michael Morisy. This request has been finalized, signed, and is ready to be delivered. The file is too big to send through our Outlook as an attachment, and I've sent several emails to Mr. Morisy to ask about a dropbox or file share setup for quick delivery, or if we should just send this through the mail on a flash drive (this is a last resort, but we can do it if need be). I haven't gotten a response to any of my messages over the past few weeks, and there is no phone number provided.

You were quick to respond to my inquiry this week, so I'm wondering if you could do me a favor and ask Mr. Morisy to contact me at his earliest convenience. Alternatively, if you are aware of a dropbox or direct upload site that MuckRock uses, that would be helpful as well. Presumably, requesters would love to hear that their requests are finished and ready to be delivered, but I can't seem to track him down. For reference, the control number is 17-FI-HQ-00337.

Thanks in advance,

Ethan

Ethan G. Bodell, Esq.
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of the Executive Secretariat
FOIA Branch, Room 10139
(202) 402-3450 | ethan.g.bodell@hud.gov

From: Bryant Sewell

Ethan,
Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with Michael Morisy. I'd reach out to info@muckrock.com, they'd know how to best address this issue.
Bryant

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