Dress Code Requirements for FBI Headquarters and the Field Offices

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any materials included in employee handbooks and communications related to the required, appropriate, and recommended attire of the various employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its field offices.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Beryl Lipton,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

The request has been rejectedby the agency.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Hardy,

Thank you for your response to my FOIA request for "Any materials included in employee handbooks and communications related to the required, appropriate, and recommended attire of the various employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its field offices."

Unfortunately, the denial that was issued to me was in response to "a recommendation on how to request the dress code requirements for FBI field offices and divisions." In the hopes of making easier the search in your office for the desired information, I did make an informal inquiry to representatives of your office via telephone and via email into how best to phrase my request; however, the recommendation I received was to submit a formal FOIA request, and that recommendation was followed. Accordingly, my request was not for a "recommendation" but rather, it was a specific request for the codes of attire that have been outlined in official directives to employees of the FBI across its offices.

I must insist that my request be reconsidered, as it was not properly interpreted.

Thank you for your time.

All the best,
Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Beryl Lipton,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review. If appropriate, a response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the FOIPA may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

A no responsive documents response.

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