Fee Category Records for Certain Requests (Secret Service)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # 20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records, including emails, in your agency's FOIA office discussing the appropriate fee category for each of the following requests:

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/government-employment-of-criminals-united-states-secret-service-8877/
20140111

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/fy2013-foia-log-united-states-secret-service-8384/
20140074

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/muckrock-request-processing-instructions-united-states-secret-service-7009/
20140062

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/website-closures-related-to-government-shutdown-united-states-secret-service-6921/
20140022 ; 20140023 ; 20140024 ; 20140025

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 Dec. 29, 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: United States Secret Service

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Please be advised, our office is in receipt of your FOIA request. This office is processing your request for documents. At this time, we do not have an estimated date of completion.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Please be advised, our office is processing your request for information. As we continuously work to reduce our backlog we have encountered a delay in completing the processing of your request. We appreciate your continued patience and apologize for any inconvenience caused by our delayed response. If you have any further questions you may contact this office at (202) 406-5838.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

Thank you for your help.

From: United States Secret Service

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

As mentioned in our letter mailed to you on July 2, 2014, the USSS searched its main indices, and any responsive records identified in connection with that search have been located and forwarded to this office for review and determination of releasability. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to estimate a date of completion. We are diligently working to reduce the backlog as well as complete your request.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

At this time, we are continuously processing your request for information. We are working diligently to provide a response to your request in the near future.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

Thank you for your help.

From: TAWANNA BROWN (LIA)

Dear Mr. Michael Morisy:

It has been brought to my attention that you are seeking an update to the status of your FOIA request, dated from December 30, 2013. I am the FOIA Specialist responsible for processing your request. Your request is being handled as expeditiously as possible and please feel free to contact our office at any time to inquire about the status of your request.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at (202) 406-5838.

Thanks,

Tawanna Brown
FOIA Specialist
United States Secret Service

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

Thank you for your help.

From: TAWANNA BROWN (LIA)

Greetings Mr. Morisy:

Reference is made to your FOIA request originally submitted to the United States Secret Service on December 29, 2013, your case (#20140243, #20140248-250) have all been processed and has moved to the second phase of the initial review process. Feel free to contact the following venues to gain up-to-date case status information at:

foia@usss.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@usss.dhs.gov> or by office line: (202) 406-5838

We will be more than glad to assist you in staying abreast of the status of your case.

Thanks and have a great day.

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

Thank you for your help.

From: TAWANNA BROWN (LIA)

Hello Mr. Morisy:

In response to your inquiry the documents for the FOIA cases referenced in the subject line of your email have been processed on our end, there were pages within those responsive docs that were sent to DHS for consultation on April 29, 2015, which requires their review for possible withholding determination(s) for their portions within those documents. I’m awaiting feedback from DHS’s consultation and then the documents will be pushed forward for final review and finally disseminated to you.

Feel free to contact the following venues at any time to gain up-to-date case status information at:

FOIA@usss.dhs.gov<mailto:FOIA@usss.dhs.gov> or by office line: (202) 406-5838

We will be more than glad to assist you in staying abreast of the status of your case.

Thanks and have a great day.

From: TAWANNA BROWN (LIA)

Hello again Mr. Morisy:

Just to follow up to your email where you inquired about the status of your FOIA cases, I reached out to DHS and a representative from that office mentioned to me today that the team over at DHS is currently reviewing those consultation records that our agency sent to them for review, and they are trying to return those back to us as expeditiously as possible. Once we obtain the consultation docs back from DHS, your case will be reviewed for accuracy and then be released to you.

Again, please feel free to contact our office at any time to stay abreast of the status of your case and we are diligently working with DHS to forward you the records that you requested as promptly as we can.

Thanks for your patience.

-Tawanna Brown
FOIA/PA Specialist
United States Secret Service

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 Dec. 29, 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 #20140243, 20140248, 20140249, 20140250.

Thank you for your help.

From: TAWANNA BROWN (LIA)

Greetings Mr. Morisy:

In response to your follow-up email inquiring about the status of your FOIA case # 20140243, 20140248-20140250; our office is still awaiting DHS’s response to their consult of their portion of documents that requires their review. As stated previously our agency’s documents have been reviewed and processed, we are now just waiting for DHS to review and provide us with their withholding determinations for their own documents within the cases. We have been working persistently with DHS to obtain their determinations in effort to release the redacted documents to you as promptly as possible and I’ve been recently informed by DHS staff that the consult has been assigned to a processor there, and they are working diligently on returning their reviewed documents back to us. Once we obtain DHS’s reviewed and processed portion of documents, the case will then be reviewed for complete accuracy and then disseminated to you.

Once again, please do not hesitate in contacting us via the FOIA@usss.dhs.gov<mailto:FOIA@usss.dhs.gov> email to submit any future inquiries in regards your FOIA request. I apologize for the delay and ask that you bear with us as we resume with prompt measures in fully accommodating your request.

Thank you,

Tawanna Brown
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA Program
U.S. Secret Service

From: United States Secret Service

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: United States Secret Service

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

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