Department Heads travel expenses communications (Department of Commerce)

Elijah Kaplan filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOC-OS-2018-000955

Multi Request Department Heads travel expenses communications
Due April 12, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Elijah Kaplan

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications and documents in your possession, of any type whatsoever, regarding the travel expenditures of all agency political appointees confirmed by the Senate from January 20, 2017 to present

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,

Elijah Kaplan

From: Department of Commerce

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d281860a4e)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* Requester Name: Elijah Kaplan
* Date Submitted: 03/16/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: All communications and documents in your possession, of any type whatsoever, regarding the travel expenditures of all agency political appointees confirmed by the Senate from January 20, 2017 to present 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, Elijah Kaplan

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2018-000955 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-OS-2018-000955. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* New Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* Requester Name: Elijah Kaplan
* Date Submitted: 07/03/2018
* Long Description: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: All communications and documents in your possession, of any type whatsoever, regarding the travel expenditures of all agency political appointees confirmed by the Senate from January 20, 2017 to present 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, Elijah Kaplan

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request - DOC-OS-2018-000955 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* Requester: Elijah Kaplan
* Submitted Date: 07/03/2018
* Description: All communications and documents in your possession, of any type whatsoever, regarding the travel expenditures of all agency political appointees confirmed by the Senate from January 20, 2017 to present The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2018-000955 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-OS-2018-000955. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* New Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* Requester Name: Elijah Kaplan
* Date Submitted: 07/03/2018
* Long Description: All communications and documents in your possession, of any type whatsoever, regarding the travel expenditures of all agency political appointees confirmed by the Senate from January 20, 2017 to present The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request DOC-OS-2018-000955 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOC-OS-2018-000955. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* New Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* Requester Name: Elijah Kaplan
* Date Submitted: 07/03/2018
* Long Description: All communications and documents in your possession, of any type whatsoever, regarding the travel expenditures of all agency political appointees confirmed by the Senate from January 20, 2017 to present The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request - DOC-OS-2018-000955 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* Requester: Elijah Kaplan
* Submitted Date: 07/03/2018
* Description: All communications and documents in your possession, of any type whatsoever, regarding the travel expenditures of all agency political appointees confirmed by the Senate from January 20, 2017 to present.

From: Department of Commerce

The FOIA request - DOC-OS-2018-000955 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2018-000955
* Requester: Elijah Kaplan
* Submitted Date: 07/03/2018
* Description: All communications and documents in your possession, of any type whatsoever, regarding the travel expenditures of all agency political appointees confirmed by the Senate from January 20, 2017 to present The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

From: Department of Commerce

Dear Sir/Madame:

I am writing in response to your inquiry below regarding the status of the Department of Commerce FOIA Request DOC-OS-2018-000955.

We are currently in the process of collecting responsive records for this request. As you may know, the Department of Commerce is comprised of many bureaus, and each bureau that might have responsive records has been tasked with conducting its own internal search. When all of these searches have been completed, and the collected records reviewed for responsiveness and privilege and readied for disclosure, we will notify you.

We are not in a position at the moment to estimate any specific timeline for the completion of our response.

We thank you for your patience and are happy to answer any additional questions you may have at any time.

Sincerely,

Steven Gitelman
FOIA/PA Analyst (Contractor)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Privacy and Open Government
202-482-8294
Sgitelman1@doc.gov

From: Department of Commerce

The attached response was also sent to your e-mail address.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Department of Commerce

Attached please find the response sent to your January 25, 2019 inquiry. As indicated in that communication, we will notify you when we are in a position to produce responsive records.

Steven Gitelman
FOIA/PA Analyst (Contractor)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Privacy and Open Government
202-482-8294
Sgitelman1@doc.gov

From: Department of Commerce

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