DHS Expense Investigations

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2013-163
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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: 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: Michael Morisy

Hello,

The records request below was sent to foia.oig@dhs.gov since January 2013 without reply. Please confirm receipt.

Thank you.

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From Michael Morisy on Jan. 21, 2013:
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: Requests Muckrock

Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General
245 Murray Lane SW
Mail Stop - 0305
Washington, D.C. 20528-0305

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

The records request below was sent to foia.oig@dhs.gov since January 2013
without reply. Please confirm receipt.

Thank you.

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From Michael Morisy on Jan. 21, 2013:
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

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 2547
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: FOIA OIG

Mr. Morisy,

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG).
After reviewing all of our records, it appears we did not receive this initial request from you. Our email to submit a FOIA request is FOIA.OIG@oig.dhs.gov, and you have submitted it to the incorrect address.

We will log in your request now. As always, you will receive an acknowledgement letter from us with an assigned tracking number.

Please provide a contact phone number or email address that we may use if we have questions regarding this request.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Please reply directly to this email address for communications related to this request.

MuckRock is available at (617) 929-8554.

Thank you.

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 Sept. 18, 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 OIG

Mr. Morisy,

The federal government was shut down for a period of 16 days in October. This included the entire FOIA unit staff at DHS-OIG, in addition to many of our colleagues in our program offices who search for and provide records. Our time line to process requests has been significantly delayed. We are working as quickly as possible to catch up, however, we have a large backlog of requests and therefore are unable to provide you with an estimated completion date at this time. Please be aware we are working to the best of our ability to provide all of our requesters with timely responses.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

From: FOIA OIG

Mr. Morisy,

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

Sincerely,
Kirsten Teal

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 Sept. 18, 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 #2013-163.

Thank you for your help.

From: Teal, Kirsten

Mr. Morisy,

I would like to discuss this request with you and see if you are willing to receive a narrative listing of responsive cases. This is a list of data that is pulled from our investigative database. It typically contains the following fields:

Case number
Date opened
Date closed
Type (investigation, complaint, etc)
Action
Status
Disposition
Allegation
Narrative of the incoming complaint.

In the event you wish to request more information about any of the cases on the list, you may notify us in writing of the specific information you are looking for.

Please advise if you agree to this handling of your request.

Sincerely,
Kirsten Teal

From: FOIA OIG

Mr. Morisy,

We have attempted to contact you previously regarding this request. Pursuant to an email dated November 11, 2013 (attached), our office contacted you to narrow the scope of your request to make it more manageable for us to respond to your FOIA request. To this date, we have not heard from you in response to the above stated email. If we do not hear from you by Tuesday, February 11, we will presume that you agree to narrow the scope of your request to the records stated in the November 11th email. Please feel free to contact our office via phone (202-254-4001) or email to discuss any questions you might have regarding this request.

Sincerely,
FOIA/DHS-OIG

From: Michael Morisy

Hi,

Thanks for reaching out. Your modification of my request sounds perfect. I really appreciate your help narrowing, and agree to modify my request as suggested.

Thanks, and have a great day!

- Michael

From: Teal, Kirsten

Mr. Morisy,

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. Also attached to the release is a definition legend, which is not included in our final page count.

Sincerely,
Kirsten Teal

Kirsten V. Teal
FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office of Inspector General
Office of Counsel
Phone: 202-632-0346

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