Email metadata request

Leigh Honeywell filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

GSA-2021-000275

Est. Completion Jan. 22, 2021
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Leigh Honeywell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am writing to request metadata relating to emails sent To, From, CC, or BCC the following accounts:

emily.murphy@gsa.gov
mary.gibert@gsa.gov
presidentialtransition2020@gsa.gov

Please provide me the following information for all emails sent during October and November 2020 to/from/cc/bcc the above-listed accounts:

1. From address
2. To address
3. bcc addresses
4. cc addresses
5. Time
6. Date
7. Subject

Please note that I am not requesting the contents of each email.

I am more than happy to provide documentation or tips for extracting this information from your mail server if needed. I understand that the GSA uses Google Workplace (formerly known as G Suite); Google's Vault tooling should make this request straightforward to complete.

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,

Leigh Honeywell

From: General Services Administration

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* Tracking Number: GSA-2021-000275
* Requester Name: Leigh Honeywell
* Date Submitted: 11/22/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am writing to request metadata relating to emails sent To, From, CC, or BCC the following accounts:

emily.murphy@gsa.gov
mary.gibert@gsa.gov
presidentialtransition2020@gsa.gov

Please provide me the following information for all emails sent during October and November 2020 to/from/cc/bcc the above-listed accounts:

1. From address
2. To address
3. bcc addresses
4. cc addresses
5. Time
6. Date
7. Subject

Please note that I am not requesting the contents of each email.

I am more than happy to provide documentation or tips for extracting this information from your mail server if needed. I understand that the GSA uses Google Workplace (formerly known as G Suite); Google's Vault tooling should make this request straightforward to complete.

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,

Leigh Honeywell

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From: General Services Administration

Dear Leigh Honeywell:
We received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control GSA-2021-000275. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence concerning this request. Based on this, we anticipate response on or prior to December 22, 2020.
We have twenty (20) workdays in which to respond (excluding weekends and Federal Holidays).   However, it may not always be possible to provide the documents within this time period. In some cases, we may take an extension and will advise you. Please be advised that your request may be subject to fees for search, review and reproduction costs. Should this be the case, you will be given an estimate of the costs. All estimates are developed in Good Faith and are based on our reasonable judgment. However, due to the unique nature of each request and complexity of documents involved, actual costs to search and review the material may vary. You will be notified of fees, time frames and any other issues prior to and throughout the process.
Additionally, please be advised that at any time, you can log into the FOIAonline, to access your original request and review the workflow associated with this-tracking number.   Should you have any further questions, feel free to contact this office at our Toll Free Number 1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov to inquire about the status of your request. If you have any concerns regarding the FOIA Requester Service Center, please contact Mr. Duane Smith, GSA’s FOIA Public Liaison at (202) 694-2934 or by email at (mailto:gsa.foia@gsa.gov) duane.smith@gsa.gov. (mailto:duane.smith@gsa.gov)
Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center
U.S General Service Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number: (855)-675- FOIA
Fax number: (202) 501-2727

  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Acknowledgement Notice Letter

From: General Services Administration

Good Morning Leigh Honeywell:
This is an update to your Freedom of Information Act request of 11/22/2020  (GSA-2021-000275), in which you requested “ To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: I am writing to request metadata relating to emails sent To, From, CC, or BCC the following accounts: emily.murphy@gsa.gov mary.gibert@gsa.gov presidentialtransition2020@gsa.gov Please provide me the following information for all emails sent during October and November 2020 to/from/cc/bcc the above-listed accounts: 1. From address 2. To address 3. bcc addresses 4. cc addresses 5. Time 6. Date 7. Subject Please note that I am not requesting the contents of each email. I am more than happy to provide documentation or tips for extracting this information from your mail server if needed. I understand that the GSA uses Google Workplace (formerly known as G Suite); Google's Vault tooling should make this request straightforward to complete. 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, Leigh Honeywell Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/
In order to properly respond to your request, it is necessary for us to take a 10 working day extension under 41 CFR 105-60.404(a)(1), the need to search for and collect the requested records from field facilities or other establishments that are separate from the office processing the request. You should expect a final reply on or before January 8, 2021.
If you have any concerns regarding the FOIA Requester Service Center, please contact Mr. Duane Smith, Public FOIA Liaison Officer at (202) 694-2934 or by email at duane.smith@gsa.gov.
We apologize for this delay and any inconvenience it may cause you.
Respectfully,
GSA FOIA Requester Service center
Washington DC Headquarter Office

  • 41 CFR 105-60.404(a)(1) - Need to Search for & Collect Information Letter

From: General Services Administration

January 7, 2021

Good afternoon Ms. Honeywell,
I hope you are doing well today. I wanted to follow-up with you on your FOIA request for GSA FOIA GSA-2021-000291.
Your request is for:
"I am writing to request metadata relating to emails sent To, From, CC, or BCC the following accounts:
emily.murphy@gsa.gov
mary.gibert@gsa.gov
presidentialtransition2020@gsa.gov
Please provide me the following information for all emails sent during October and November 2020 to/from/cc/bcc the above-listed accounts:
1. From address
2. To address
3. bcc addresses
4. cc addresses
5. Time
6. Date
7. Subject
Please note that I am not requesting the contents of each email.
I am more than happy to provide documentation or tips for extracting this information from your mail server if needed. I understand that the GSA uses Google Workplace (formerly known as G Suite); Google's Vault tooling should make this request straightforward to complete.
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.
All written communication, including emails and email attachments, sent to and from GSA Administrator Emily Murphy between the dates of Nov. 3, 2020, and today, Nov. 24, 2020."
We have conducted an eDiscovery Pull based on the criteria you provided and the results are of an extremely voluminous nature. According to the GSA Offices managing your FOIA, your request is overly broad and we are unable to fulfill it until the scope of the subject matter is narrowed or clarified.
With that being said, we do want to let you know that we are almost completed with a FOIA response production that contains this information as stated above for Ms. Murphy and Ms. Gibert for items specifically regarding the Presidential Transition and associated processes for this time period.
Please note that both Ms. Murphy, as the GSA Administrator, and Mary Gibert, in addition to being the Federal Transition Coordinator, is also the GSA Associate Administrator for Civil Rights are involved in all variety GSA agency issues and activities in addition to the Presidential Transition, and their emails for this time period reflect that fact.
I would like to ask you if you would be agreeable to accepting a production for this FOIA request that is specifically targeted to Presidential Transition activities and items regarding this topic?  If so, we will be able to get you this information in fairly short order.
Please let me know if you would be agreeable to this by January 22, 2021, and kindly reference FOIA Request number GSA-2021-000275 when you respond.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Respectfully, Travis Lewis
FOIA Program Manager
Office of General Counsel
General Services Administration
202-219-3078

From: Leigh Honeywell

Hey folks! Apologies for the slow reply here - I missed an email back in January.

Restricting the request to metadata items related Presidential Transition activities sounds perfect, thank you for the suggestion.

Regards,

-Leigh

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  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Acknowledgement Notice Letter

  • 41 CFR 105-60.404(a)(1) - Need to Search for & Collect Information Letter