Files on Arthur F. Sampson

Zack Sampson filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1249472-000

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents pertaining to Arthur F. Sampson, former head of the General Services Administration. Sampson died on March 13, 1988. Proof of death is not required because it was widely reported at the time. See the New York Times obituary here: http://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/15/obituaries/arthur-f-sampson-is-dead-at-61-led-gsa-under-nixon-and-ford.html

"Arthur Francis Sampson, who led the General Services Administration for three years in the Nixon and Ford Administrations, died Sunday. He was 61 years old and lived in Falls Church, Va.

He collapsed on a tennis court and was taken to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md., a Washington suburb, where he was pronounced dead."

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,

Zack Sampson

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Sampson,

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/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

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 Sept. 25, 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 #1249472-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Sampson,

The above request was closed on 3-5-2014 because you did not respond to our cost letter and/or pay the required search fees.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
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: Hux, Vicki L. (RMD) (FBI)

Good afternoon Mr. Sampson - I am contacting you on this request since it is one of our older cases. The purpose for this email is to find out if you are still interested in the continued processing of this material. Please advise via a response to this email or a phone call to me at the number below. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks, Vicki

Vicki L. Hux
Supervisory Government Information Specialist
FBI/RMD/RIDS/FOIPA6
540-868-4281

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear Mr. Sampson,

This email is being sent in reference to your request for records pertaining to Arthur Sampson. Please advise if you are still interested in receiving material pertaining to this subject.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps    Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Please check the status of your FOIPA Request at http://vault.fbi.gov by clicking on “Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request” on the right side of the page, and follow the instructions below.

Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request
If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-0] please enter [1195846-000] into the system. If your FOIPA Number is [1195846-1] please enter [1195846-001] into the system. If you have any questions about the status of your FOIPA request, please e-mail foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>.

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Please enter the whole FOIPA number-Example: [1234567-000]

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The FBI’s FOIPA Program is searching the FBI’s indices for potentially responsive documents.
You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into the FOIPA database in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online database. Status information is updated weekly. If a request has been closed within the last six months the online database will display the following: The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file.

Estimated Dates of Completion
Requests are processed in the order in which they are received through our multi-track processing system, and the FBI receives a voluminous amount of requests on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. Requests are divided into two primary tracks--simple (under 50 pages of potentially responsive documents) and complex (over 50 pages of potentially responsive documents). Our complex requests are further divided into medium, large, and extra-large sub-tracks. Simple track requests typically require the least amount of time to process.

Currently, simple track cases average approximately 80 days from the date of receipt for processing. Requests in the medium processing track are currently averaging 281 days from the date of receipt for processing, those in the large processing track are currently averaging approximately 774 days, and those in the extra-large track are averaging 879 days.

Thank you,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good afternoon Mr. Sampson,

This email is being sent in reference to your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIPA) request number 1229352 for records pertaining to Arthur Sampson

We are contacting you to determine if you are still interested in these records, or, if at this time, you would like to consider reducing the size of your request from the remaining 1425 pages to under 950 pages, which will move the request into the medium track.

For your information, requests are processed in the order in which they are received through our multi-track processing system. Requests are divided into two primary tracks--simple (under 50 pages of potentially responsive documents) and complex (over 50 pages of potentially responsive documents). Complex requests are further divided into medium (51-950 pages), large (951-8000 pages), and extra-large (over 8000 pages) sub-tracks based upon request size.

Simple track requests typically require the least amount of time to process. The more potentially responsive pages a request has, the more complex it becomes, greatly increasing the time required for processing. Generally, the larger the file, the longer it takes to process.

Reducing the scope of your request may accelerate the processing and allow for a more timely receipt of the information you seek, as it could potentially place your request into a smaller, faster processing track. This may also reduce duplication costs, if applicable.

Please contact us in regards to this inquiry to let me know if you are still interested in receiving the remaining records responsive to this request either in full (all remaining records), or reducing the request to the medium track. If you agree to reduce the size, you have the option to submit a new request for additional records, upon completion of this request.

Thank you for your time and patience. We look forward to hearing from you within the next few days to further discuss these options. Please call 540-868-1695 or you may respond to this email if you prefer.

Best regards,

FOIA Negotiation Team
FBI Records Management Division

Need a status check? Contact FOIPA Questions (foipaquestions@fbi.gov).

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