|Submitted||Aug. 20, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the Department of Labor's (and all other sub-agencies and offices) FOIA request logs for FY 2017. These logs should include a request date, description of records requested, requester organization (if applicable) and current status of the requests.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 20, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Your request has been assigned to all DOL agencies today with tracking number 867705. When they begin processing it, you will be able to track its progress at www.dol.gov/foia<http://www.dol.gov/foia>. If you need to contact us about it for any reason, please submit your inquiry through firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or phone 202-693-5442. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission to us or to have it available at the time of a call.
Government Information Specialist, Office of Information Services
OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR | MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATIVE LEGAL SERVICES
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Rm N2420
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-5442 (O) | (202) 693-5389 (F) | firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> (E)
Mr. Gomez -
Can you please give me a call?
This is to acknowledge your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted electronically to the U.S. Department of Labor via: FOIARequests@dol.gov<mailto:FOIARequests@dol.gov>. Your request was assigned/received by the Women's Bureau (WB) - an agency component of the Department of Labor - on October 4, 2018, for processing under FOIA Tracking #867705. In your request, you asked for the following:
· A copy of the Department of Labor's (and all other sub-agencies and offices) FOIA request logs for FY 2017. These logs should include a request date, description of records requested, requester organization (if applicable) and current status of the requests.
Please note that the FOIA applies to existing records and does not require agencies to conduct research, or generate documents based on research. The FOIA requires that agencies generally disclose responsive records unless agencies are required to withhold requested records, either in whole or in part, due to one or more of the nine established exemptions. Pursuant to 29 CFR §70.19(e), you may be responsible for certain fees associated with gathering the information you have requested.
Should you wish to follow-up on the status of FOIA Tracking #867705, or would like to discuss any aspect of your request you may contact Cheryl Edwards, WB FOIA Coordinator/FOIA Service Center Administrator via email at: Womens.Bureau@DOL.GOV<mailto:Womens.Bureau@DOL.GOV>; WB-FOIA@dol.gov<mailto:WB-FOIA@dol.gov>, or by phone at 202- 693-6735. Alternatively, you may contact DOL's FOIA Public Liaison, Thomas Hicks, at 202-693-5427; or the Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration (OGIS) to inquire about 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, College Park, MD 20740-6001. You can also reach that office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>; by phone at 202-741-5770, by fax at 202-741-5769, or by calling toll-free at 1-877-684-6448.
Women's Bureau FOIA Service Center
A copy of documents responsive to the request.