Department Heads travel expenses communications (Department of Homeland Security)

Elijah Kaplan filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
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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 Homeland Security

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
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Department of Homeland Security
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Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
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From: Elijah Kaplan

Good afternoon,

I would like to specify that I am directing this request to the Office of the Executive Secretary. This is a request for all travel expenses incurred in their official capacity by Kirstjen Nielsen and John Kelly before her from January 20, 2017 to present.

Let me know if this is possible or if you need anything else from me,
Thank you,
Elijah Kaplan

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good morning Elijah.

Please advise if there is a phone number so we can discuss on the phone.

Travel information is maintained by the CFO.
Thanks,

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Department of Homeland Security

GM Elijah,

Take a look at FOIA request 2018-HQFO-00022 in the FOIA Logs below:

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Oct%202017%20of%20FOIA%20Logs%20-%20FY%202018%20final.pdf

The program office is pulling those records now and if you like I can link your request to that request and that your request would be satisfied if you received the response for that request.

If you agree, please email back and then this one will be perfected.
Thanks,

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Department of Homeland Security

Elijah,

I am not clear as to what request number you are interested in getting the status.

Please provide the request number in the subject line of the email and I can look it up for you tomorrow.
Thanks,

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

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