Email Communication Concerning Executive Order 13822

Jasper Craven filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
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From: Jasper Craven


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All email communications between White House officials Darin Selnick, (a former Veteran Affairs Advisor at White House Domestic Policy Council https://www.linkedin.com/in/darin-selnick-a0419b5/), Marc Short, Drew Trojanowski and Jennifer Korn and staffers who, between October 1, 2017 and January 8, 2018 were serving in the following positions:

-Secretary of Veterans Affairs
-Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs
-Under Secretary for Benefits
-Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
-Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration
-Chief Veterans Experience Officer
-VA Chief of Staff

Please search for communications of these officials between October 1, 2017 and January 9, 2018 concerning Executive Order 13822 (detailed here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-executive-order-supporting-veterans-transition-uniformed-service-civilian-life/). Keywords include "13822," "mental health care," "Cohen," "transition," "draft," and "rollout."

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,

Jasper Craven

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dear Mr. Craven,

This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dated July 3, 2018, in which you requested

All email communications between White House officials Darin Selnick, (a former Veteran Affairs Advisor at White House Domestic Policy Council https://www.linkedin.com/in/darin-selnick-a0419b5/), Marc Short, Drew Trojanowski and Jennifer Korn and staffers who, between October 1, 2017 and January 8, 2018 were serving in the following positions:

* Secretary of Veterans Affairs
* Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs
* Under Secretary for Benefits
* Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
* Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration
* Chief Veterans Experience Officer
* VA Chief of Staff

Please search for communications of these officials between October 1, 2017 and January 9, 2018 concerning Executive Order 13822 (detailed here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-executive-order-supporting-veterans-transition-uniformed-service-civilian-life/). Keywords include "13822," "mental health care," "Cohen," "transition," "draft," and "rollout."

The FOIA Service received your request on July 3, 2018, and assigned it FOIA tracking numbers 18-09686-F; 18-09688-F; 18-09689-F; 18-09696-F; 18-09699-F; 18-09709-F. Please refer to these numbers when communicating with the VA about this request.

The records you requested, if they exist, would be maintained at the Office of the Executive Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (OSVA) (18-09686-F); Office of Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs (C&LA) (18-09688-F); Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) (18-09689-F); Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & Intergovernmental Affairs (OP&IA) (18-09696-F); Office of Enterprise Integration (OEI) (18-09699-F) and Veterans Experience Office (VEO) (18-09709-F). Therefore, we are redirecting your request to those offices for a file search and a direct response to you. If you wish to know the status of your request, please contact them directly at the following addresses:

Department of Veterans Affairs
OSVA, (002B) VACO
FOIA Officer: Richard Ha
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Email: osvafoia@va.gov
Phone: (202) 632-5286
Fax: (202) 273-4880

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Mr. Ha.

Department of Veterans Affairs
C&LA, (009) VACO
FOIA Officer: Regina Mack-Abney
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Phone: (202) 461-6459
Fax: (202) 273-6792

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Mack-Abney.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Attention: Ms. Gwendolyn Smith
VBA, (20M33) VACO
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Email: foia.vbaco@va.gov
Phone: (202) 632-8928
Fax: (202) 632-8925

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Smith.

Department of Veterans Affairs
P&IA, (002) VACO
FOIA Officer: Anita Major
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Phone: (202) 461-7430
Fax: (202) 495-5228

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Major.

Department of Veterans Affairs
OEI, (008) VACO
FOIA Officer: Belinda Alvies
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20420
Phone: (202) 461-5325
Fax: (202) 273-5993

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Alvies.

Department of Veterans Affairs
VEO, (30) VACO
FOIA Officer: Mary Thompson
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Email: VEOFOIAOfficer@va.gov<mailto:VEOFOIAOfficer@va.gov>
Phone: (989) 306-3685

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Thompson.

This concludes the FOIA Service's response to your request.

We appreciate your interest in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline (Jackie) Short
VACO FOIA Service (005R1C)
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