FBI files on FBI Correspondence with the United States Post Office Department (USPOD), 1907-1972

Ivan Greenberg filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # NFP-48273, AP-2015-05605
Status
Rejected

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From: Ivan Greenberg

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I seek FBI files on FBI correspondence with the U.S. Post Office Department (USPOD) that cover the years 1907 through 1971. This search should look at FBI correspondence with the following offices or officers at the USPOD:
Postmaster General
Deputy Postmaster General
General Counsel
Chief Postal Inspector
Controller
Office of Inspector General
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee

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 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,

Ivan Greenberg

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Greenberg,

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<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. 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

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Ivan Greenberg

Dear Office of Information Policy, U.S Department of Justice:

This letter is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act regarding my request to FBI concerning FBI correspondence with the U.S. Post Office Department covering the years 1907 to 1972 (Request No. NFP-48273).

The FBI says more my request is too broad and more information is needed for them to conduct a search of their records.

I believe the FBI is wrong on this matter.

First, I specify a time frame -- 1907-1972.

Second, I also specify the titles of the offices for which I want a search done. FBI certainly can search Main files for Chief Postal Inspector, Postmaster General, or the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, for example, without my providing the names of the different individuals holding these positions.

There seems to be no reason searches cannot be done by office or position title, rather than by name of an individual.

Thank you for considering this matter.

Sincerely,
Ivan Greenberg, PhD

From: OIP-NoReply

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Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored. To ensure a prompt reply, please direct any inquiries to the contact information listed in the correspondence provided to you. Thank you.

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