First FOIA (General Services Administration)

Emma Best filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

GSA-2019-001090

Multi Request First FOIA
Due June 18, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

*Documents generated as part of the creation of the FOIA office (defined as whatever department, office, or coordinator is responsible for overseeing and/or processing FOIA requests), whether this was at the time of the agency's creation or the passage of the Freedom of Information Act, to include:
1. The instruction to do so from the Agency, as well as any guidance from the senior leadership
2. Documents discussing proposals and procedures
3. Any legal guidance or analysis produced or acquired by the Agency in response to or as part of the creation of the FOIA office
4. Internal documents from the press office, legislative liaison's office (or equivalent), general counsel's office (or equivalent), director's office (or equivalent) or the newly created FOIA office, reacting to or characterizing the office and it's creation

* A copy of the agency's first perfected (successful) FOIA request

* Copies of other FOIA requests filed before the FOIA request described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA requests described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA requests

* A copy of the agency's first successful FOIA appeal

* Copies of other FOIA appeals received by the agency before the appeal described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA appeals described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA appeals

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 there are fees, 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,

Emma Best

From: General Services Administration

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=GSA-2019-001090&type=request)
* Tracking Number: GSA-2019-001090
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 05/22/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Please See attachment for description

From: General Services Administration

The FOIA request - GSA-2019-001090 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: GSA-2019-001090
* Requester: Emma Best
* Submitted Date: 05/22/2019
* Description: Please See attachment for description

From: General Services Administration

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request GSA-2019-001090 has been determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on: 05/22/2019
* Request Description: Please See attachment for description
* Fee Waiver Original Justification: As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by
reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees
be waived.
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason: N/A

From: General Services Administration

Dear Ms. Best:
We received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control GSA-2019-001090. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence concerning this request. Based on this, we anticipate response on or prior to July 2, 2019.
We have twenty (20) workdays in which to respond (excluding weekends and Federal Holidays).   However, it may not always be possible to provide the documents within this time period. In some cases, we may take an extension and will advise you. Please be advised that your request may be subject to fees for search, review and reproduction costs. Should this be the case, you will be given an estimate of the costs. All estimates are developed in Good Faith and are based on our reasonable judgment. However, due to the unique nature of each request and complexity of documents involved, actual costs to search and review the material may vary. You will be notified of fees, time frames and any other issues prior to and throughout the process.
Additionally, please be advised that at any time, you can log into the FOIAonline, to access your original request and review the workflow associated with this-tracking number.   Should you have any further questions, feel free to contact this office at our Toll Free Number 1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov to inquire about the status of your request. If you have any concerns regarding the FOIA Requester Service Center, please contact Ms. Audrey Corbett Brooks, Public FOIA Liaison Officer at (mailto:gsa.foia@gsa.gov) (202) 501-3094 or by email at audrey.brooks@gsa.gov . (mailto:audrey.brooks@gsa.gov)
Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center
U.S General Service Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number: (855)-675- FOIA
Fax number: (202) 501-2727

  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Acknowledgement Notice Letter

From: General Services Administration

Dear Ms. Best:
This is an update to your Freedom of Information Act request of 05/22/2019 (GSA-2019-001090), in which you requested:
“Records pertaining to the first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA requests. A copy of the agency's first successful FOIA appeal. Etc..."
In order to properly respond to your request, it is necessary for us to take a 10 working day extension under 41 CFR 105-60.404(a)(1), 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. You should expect a final reply on or before July 17, 2019.
We apologize for this delay and any inconvenience it may cause you.
Respectfully,
GSA FOIA Requester Service center
Washington DC Headquarter Office

  • 41 CFR 105-60.404(a)(1) - Need to Search for & Collect Information Letter

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  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Acknowledgement Notice Letter

  • 41 CFR 105-60.404(a)(1) - Need to Search for & Collect Information Letter