Department of Labor (DOL): Compliance review of Palantir Technologies, Inc.

Carl Franzen filed this request with the Department of Labor of the United States of America.
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From: Carl Franzen

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All internal Department of Labor communications (written, electronic, or audio) pertaining to, and/or mentioning, the Labor Department's compliance review of Palantir Technologies, Inc initiated in July 2011.

If any of the information herein requested contains trade secrets, or is classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy, I ask that these portions of the requested documents be redacted and the remaining documentation be provided.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public through the news website Motherboard (, 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.


Carl Franzen
Managing Editor, Motherboard

From: Miller, Darlene - SOL

Mr. Franzen:

Your request has been assigned to our Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) with tracking number 815161. 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 202-693-8649 and reference the tracking number at the time of the call.


Darlene Miller
Government Information Specialist, Office of Information Services

Office of the Solicitor | Management & Administrative Legal Services
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Rm. N2420
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-5442 (O) | (202) 693-5389 (F) |<> (E)

From: Worrell, Jeanette - EBSA

Mr. Franzen,

Attached is an acknowledgement of your FOIA request #F2016-815161.
Jeanette Worrell
Program Analyst

From: Department of Labor

A no responsive documents response.

From: Hoover, Kathy - EBSA

Good evening Mr. Franzen.

I am contacting you from the US Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) regarding your recent FOIA request; assignment number F2016-815161.

On October 20, 2016, we sent you an response letter which indicated that EBSA located no records responsive to your request. The EBSA Office of the Chief Accountant has since reported that they did locate records responsive which are now being reviewed for disclosure. Therefore, we are reopening your FOIA request.

We will provide all disclosable records as soon as our review has been completed. I apologize for any confusion.

Best regards,

Kathy Hoover
Supervisory Program Analyst/COR/FOIA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
Office of Outreach, Education & Assistance/Program Administrative Unit
202.693.8649 vm
202.219.8141 fax

From: Carl Franzen

Hello Kathy, can you please provide an update on this? When will you able to make the records cited in your last email (10/26) available to me?

Thanks much,


From: Hoover, Kathy - EBSA

Good evening. We are still working the request; I have again requested the records and should have them by the end of the week.

From: Carl Franzen

Thank you Kathy. I will be awaiting your response.


From: Hoover, Kathy - EBSA

Good afternoon Mr. Franzen. The Office of the Chief Accountant has confirmed that they have no records responsive to your request. The case that they located after EBSA's no records response dated, October 19, 2016, was closed due to receipt of a corrected filing. EBSA issued and received no letters concerning this case. Therefore, we do not have any physical or electronic records only evidence that the case was opened and closed.

Case opened and closed on 11/09/2011: corrected filing received
Plan Name: Palantir Technologies 401(K) Plan
EIN/PN: 68-0551851/001

Again, my apologies for the delay in responding to you. Below is the contact information if you wish to appeal this response.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your request please do not hesitate to contact this office or the DOL FOIA Public Liaison, Thomas Hicks, at 202-693-5427 or by email at<>. Alternatively, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to inquire about the mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. You can also reach that office by e-mail at<>, by phone at 202-741-5770, by fax at 202-741-5769, or by calling toll-free at 1-877-684-6448.

You may administratively appeal by writing to the Solicitor of Labor within 90 days from the date of this letter if you are not satisfied with the response to this request. The appeal must state in writing the grounds for the appeal, and it may include any supporting statements or arguments, but such statements are not required. In order to facilitate processing of the appeal, please include your mailing address and daytime telephone number, as well as a copy of the initial request and copy of this letter. The envelope and letter of the appeal should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Any amendment to the appeal must be made in writing and received prior to a decision. The appeal should be addressed to the Solicitor of Labor, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N2420, Washington, DC 20210. Appeals may also be submitted by email to<>. Appeals submitted to any other email address will not be accepted.
Best regards,

Kathy Hoover
Supervisory Program Analyst
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Program Administrative Unit