Expense Investigations

Michael Morisy filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-RD-01903-F
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of each Report of Investigation (ROI) for each investigation completed within the last four years involving expense reimbursement, expense fraud, travel expenses or entertainment expenses.

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,

Michael Morisy

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

Your request has been received. For your information, this office currently has a backlog of requests for information, which we manage in accordance with USDA’s Regulations and Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policy. The FOIA Staff processes requests on a first-in, first-out basis using “multi-tracks.” There are four tracks: an expedited track, if the request qualifies; a simple track for relatively simple requests; a complex track for more complex and lengthy requests; and a remanded track, when a FOIA appeal is granted. Please be assured that your request will be categorized and processed in turn.

Should you have questions, you may call the FOIA Staff at (202) 720-5677 and refer to Log No. 13-00092.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

This is a status update pertaining to your January 21, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Log no. 13-00092.

OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests, and we process requests on a first-in, first-out basis using “multi-tracks.” There are four tracks: an expedited track, if the request qualifies; a simple track for relatively simple requests; a complex track for more complex and lengthy requests; and a remanded track, when a FOIA appeal is granted. Your request is in the complex track.

We have a backlog of FOIA requests and this request is currently in the queue and will be processed in turn according with our procedures.

FOIA staff currently estimates that we will complete your request in the July 2014 time frame.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA staff by email or phone (202) 720-5677.

Sincerely,

FOIA/PA Staff
Office of Counsel
USDA Office of the Inspector General

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00092.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00092.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00092.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

Dear Mr. Michael Morisy,

As requested, this is to provide you with a status update pertaining to your FOIA request.

We now estimate that your request will be completed by September 30, 2014. USDA, OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and processing is taking longer than anticipated.

Sincerely,
FOIA staff
USDA, OIG

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Sanders, Maria

Dear Mr. Morisy: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated January 21, 2013, that was referred by the USDA, Office of Inspector General (OIG), to the Forest Service Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center, Office of Regulatory and Management Services on September 09, 2014.  You requested a copy each Report of Investigations (ROI) for each investigation completed within the last four years involving expense reimbursement, expense fraud, travel expenses or entertainment expenses.
Please be advised that the WO FOIA Service Center has a large backlog of pending FOIA requests and appeals. We are working as quickly as possible to process each request and appeal in the order in which it was received.  We greatly appreciate your patience.
To check on the status of your request, you may contact Ms. Traceyjayne Ife of my staff via email at tife@fs.fed.us.  Please reference your assigned case number, 2014-FS-WO-05309-F. (mailto:tife@fs.fed.us)
Thank you,
George Vargas
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Officer

From: Ife, Traceyjayne F -FS

Mr. Morisy,

Attached is our final response to your FOIA request.

[USDA USFS]

Traceyjayne Ife
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

USDA Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services (ORMS)
Washington Office Detached

p: 505-944-8121
f: 202-649-1167
tife@fs.fed.us<mailto:tife@fs.fed.us>

4000 Masthead NE, MS144
Albuquerque, NM 87109
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
[Twitter]<https://twitter.com/forestservice>[Facebook]<http://facebook.com/USDA>

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From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: Jasper, Jeffrey

Dear Mr. Morisy: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated October 08, 2014, which was received in the Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center, Office of Regulatory and Management Services on October 08, 2014.  copies of each Report of Investigations (ROI) for each investigation completed within the last four years involving expense reimbursement, expense fraud, travel expenses, or entertainment expenses; specifically a response regarding the 55 pages withheld from your original request, as specified by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in their response dated September 29, 2014.
To check on the status of your request, you may contact Ms. Traceyjayne Ife via e-mail at tife@fs.fed.us .  Please reference your assigned case number, 2015-FS-WO-00136-F.
Please be advised the WO FOIA Service Center has a large backlog of pending FOIA requests and appeals.  We are working as quickly as possible to process each request and appeal in the order in which it was received.  Your patience is greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
George Vargas
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Officer

From: McLean, Barbara - FSA, Washington, DC

Control Number 2015-FSA-00203-F

Dear Mr. Morisy:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request (copy attached) dated January 21, 2013, to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Twenty-eight (28) pages originating with FSA and responsive to your request, found by OIG in the course of its file search, were forwarded to FSA for a release decision and direct response on October 14, 2014. We assigned your request along with the 28 pages control number 2015-FSA-00203-F.

FSA processes FOIA/PA requests on "first-in, first-out" basis. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request and whether or not it involves sensitive or voluminous records or extensive searches and/or consultations. FSA also processes FOIA/PA requests on a multi-track basis. This means that simple requests, requiring minimal efforts to respond, are processed in one track, and more voluminous and complex requests are processed in another track. We have placed your request in the complex track.

We have classified your request as a media-use request. Please consult the attached schedule of FOIA/PA fees for an explanation of what this means with respect to your obligation to pay FOIA/PA fees.

Please be advised, we are taking a time extension in order to properly process your request, due to 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. We hope to be able to respond to you on or before November 26, 2014.

If you have any questions about any of the issues discussed in this letter, you may contact Barbara McLean at 202‐720‐6788; by fax at 202‐720-4034; by email at Barbara.McLean@usda.gov<mailto:Barbara.McLean@usda.gov>; or by mail at 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 4070‐S, STOP 0506, Washington, DC 20250.

Sincerely,

Kent Politsch
Chief, Public Affairs
Farm Service Agency

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From: McLean, Barbara - FSA, Washington, DC

Control Number 2015-FSA-00203-F

Dear Mr. Morisy:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request (copy attached) dated January 21, 2013, assigned control number 2015-FSA-00203-F.

In response to your request, we have reviewed the twenty-eight (28) pages referred to FSA, found by OIG in the course of its file search, we have determined that they are not responsive to your request. Therefore, we are administratively closing our files on your request.

If you have any questions about any of the issues discussed in this letter, you may contact Barbara McLean at 202‐720‐6788; by fax at 202‐720-4034; by email at Barbara.McLean@usda.gov<mailto:Barbara.McLean@usda.gov>; or by mail at 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 4070‐S, STOP 0506, Washington, DC 20250.

Sincerely,

Kent Politsch
Chief, Public Affairs
Farm Service Agency

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From: Ife, Traceyjayne F -FS

Mr. Morisy,

Attached is our final response to your FOIA request.

[USDA USFS]

Traceyjayne Ife
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

USDA Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services (ORMS)
Washington Office Detached

p: 505-944-8121
f: 202-649-1167
tife@fs.fed.us<mailto:tife@fs.fed.us>

4000 Masthead NE, MS144
Albuquerque, NM 87109
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
[Twitter]<https://twitter.com/forestservice>[Facebook]<http://facebook.com/USDA>

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From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Boyd, Shirley


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From: Sanders, Maria

Dear Mr. Morisy: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated January 21, 2013, that was referred by the USDA, Office of Inspector General (OIG), to our Washington Office FOIA Service Center on February 23, 2015.  You requested a copy of Report of Investigation (ROI) for each investigation completed within the last four years involving expense reimbursement, expense fraud, travel expenses, or entertainment expenses.
Please be advised that the WO FOIA Service Center has a backlog of pending FOIA requests and appeals.  We are working as quickly as possible to process each request and appeal in the order in which it was received.  Your patience is greatly appreciated.
To check on the status of your request, you may contact Harald Fuller-Bennett via email at hfullerbennet@fs.fed.us.  Please reference your assigned case number, 2015-FS-WO-02140-F. (mailto:hfullerbennet@fs.fed.us)
Thank you,
Raynell Lazier
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Officer

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Sullivan, Sara L -FS

Good Morning Mr. Morisy,

I emailed you on June 16, 2015, for clarification (see below) and have not received a response. Please respond with clarification by Thursday, July 3, 2015. If we do not receive a response by Thursday, July 3, 2015, we will have to close your FOIA request without further action.

Thank you,

[USFS]

Sara L Sullivan
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services

p: 202-205-1369
slsullivan@fs.fed.us<mailto:slsullivan@fs.fed.us>

1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
[http://fsweb.wo.fs.fed.us/esignature/images/usda-logo.png]<http://usda.gov/>[Twitter]<https://twitter.com/forestservice>[Facebook]<http://facebook.com/USDA>

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From: Sullivan, Sara L -FS

Good Morning Mr. Morisy,

This is a reminder that we have not received your clarification and will be closing you case on Thursday, July 3, 2015.

[USFS]

Sara L Sullivan
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services

p: 202-205-1369
slsullivan@fs.fed.us<mailto:slsullivan@fs.fed.us>

1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
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From: Fuller-Bennett, Harald -FS

Dear Mr. Morisy:

Please see the attached letter and records, and let me know if you have any questions. Please note that due to an oversight, I wrote in with pen the numbers of pages released in full and in part. In case you have difficulty reading it, 74 pages are being released in full, and 32 in part.

Sincerely,

[USFS]

Harald Fuller-Bennett
Freedom of Information Act Analyst

Forest Service
Office of Regulatory and Management Services

p: 202-205-1317
hfullerbennett@fs.fed.us<mailto:hfullerbennett@fs.fed.us>

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 1143
Washington, DC 20250

For FedEx and UPS:
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