Curtis Ellis Bureau of International Labor Affairs Report

Joseph Tripician filed this request with the Bureau Of International Labor Affairs of the United States of America.
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Due March 27, 2020
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Joseph Tripician

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all emails from and to Curtis Ellis from March 1, 2017 through July 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.


Joseph Tripician

From: Bureau Of International Labor Affairs

Good Day:

Your request has been assigned to ILAB with tracking number 889464. When they begin processing it, you will be able to track its progress at<>. If you need to contact them about it for any reason, please phone 202-693-4903 and reference the tracking number at the time of this call

Have a wonderful day!


Aretha Dodson
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U. S. Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor
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From: Bureau Of International Labor Affairs

Good day Mr. Tripician:

Currently ILAB has a backlog of FOIA request. We are working diligently to complete your request and will process it in the order it was received. We have received responsive records regarding Mr. Ellis per Muckrock News's request, however we will need to still review and redact any proprietary information. We appreciate your patience.

Thank you kindly.
Best, Kia Gaskins

From: Bureau Of International Labor Affairs

Good Day Mr. Tripician:

As previously stated in my last email of June 9, 2020 ILAB, is still currently experiencing a number of backlogged requests. These request came in the FOIA queue before your request and also are new/media related. We apologize for any delay. We have the ILAB FOIA team and attorneys in the process of review of your request for any PII or personal or proprietary information for redactions. I'll let you know once I've received those documents back for my review.
I've gathered various emails from various staff members. There is a bit of information to disseminate and review before any redactions are applied and before any records can released.

We appreciate your patience. Thanks kindly for your help and understanding.

Best, Kia

From: Bureau Of International Labor Affairs

Good Day Mr. Tripician:

Thank you for your email regarding your FOIA request. We are still in the process of reviewing FOIA request number #889464 for Muckrock News. Please note there is currently a backlog of ILAB FOIA requests. There are other requests ahead of yours in the queue. ILAB FOIA request no. #889464 will be processed in the order it was received. We are still applying redacting and reviewing PII information before release.

Many thanks for your patience.

Kia Gaskins
ILAB FOIA Coordinator