DHS OIG - 1509 summonses management alert materials

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Due June 8, 2018
Est. Completion None
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following materials provided to the DHS Office of the Inspector General pertaining to its November 2018 management alert regarding use of 1509 summonses by Customs and Border Protection (OIG-18-18):

- The May 25, 2017 email sent by the Executive Director of CBP's Office of Professional Responsibility, Investigative Operations Division "clarifying the limited contexts in which Section 1509 Summonses may properly be used." (This email is excerpted on page 3 of the alert.)
- Data provided by CBP to the OIG, as described in the management alert: "Data provided by CBP to DHS OIG indicates that DHS 3115 regularly has been used by CBP OPR personnel in violation of the policy."
- CBP's 90-day update letter to the OIG with regard to its progress meeting its commitments in response to the OIG's recommendations.

As I am a professional reporter who has covered DHS and CBP extensively, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a "media requester" for the purpose of fess. 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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

It has been more than a month since I filed this request. Please acknowledge receipt and provide a tracking number.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Attached please find DHS-OIG's acknowledgement of the above-referenced FOIA request.

Sincerely,

FOIA/DHS-OIG

From: Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General

Mr. Musgrave:

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Attached please find DHS-OIG's final response to the above-referenced FOIA request.

Sincerely,

FOIA/DHS-OIG

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern -

Per the attached, the DHS OIG has transferred documents pertaining to my request to CBP. Please confirm and provide an estimated completion date for CBP's processing and provision of these documents.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

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