FOIA log 2017

Russ Kick filed this request with the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
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From: Russ Kick

To Whom It May Concern:

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

NSF Office of Inspector General's FOIA request log covering 2017, which includes a field showing the subject of each request and a field for the final disposition.

Further, I request that this document be sent in any digital formats in which it exists (such as PDF and Excel). Under the terms of the E-FOIA Amendments of 1996, Section 5, if a document exists in electronic format, it must be released in that format upon request.

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.


Russ Kick

From: National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General

Re: NSF OIG Tracking No. F-21-25

Mr. Kick,

As I advised you by email dated April 9, 2021 (copy attached), this office has no record of receiving a request from you for a FOIA log for 2017. The only request we received from you related to a listing of investigative records, which we provided to you (FOIA Req. F-18-04).

In my email, I said you should submit a new request for records, in accordance with the process described on the NSF OIG's FOIA website.

We have not received a new request from you. Instead, you resubmitted another "status update" request for the never-received 2018 request. This "status update" email does not meet the regulatory requirements for FOIA requests; it does not include a fee agreement. Also, your email does not include adequate information for me to determine which fee category applies to your request.

Although your request is not perfected, as a courtesy to you, I am attaching the OIG's FOIA Annual Report for fiscal year 2017. Although the report does not show the subject of each request, I trust it will be helpful to you, nonetheless. For your information, the OIG does not maintain a record of its 2017 FOIA requests in the format you requested (showing the subject of each request), and the FOIA does not require agencies to create responsive records.

If you seek further assistance or wish to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact me, the OIG's FOIA Public Liaison, at

If you are not satisfied with the OIG's response to your request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Counsel to the Inspector General, Ken Chason, Office of the Inspector General, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22134. Alternatively, you may appeal directly to the General Counsel of the Foundation, at the same address. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days from the date of this response.

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at; telephone at (202) 741-5770; toll free at 1 (877) 684-6448; or facsimile at (202) 741-5769.

Jennifer Kendrick
Assistant Counsel to the Inspector General
& OIG FOIA Public Liaison