FOIA log 2017 (Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women)

Russ Kick filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women of the United States of America.
Due Feb. 1, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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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:

your agency'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.

Sincerely,

Russ Kick

From: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

January 19, 2018

Dear Requester Kick,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request dated January 3, 2018 and received in the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the United States Department of Justice on January 3, 2018 in which you requested OVW's FOIA request log covering 2017 which includes a field showing the subject of each request and a field for the final disposition.

For your information, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited. Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track. Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 20 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer. At this time, your request has been assigned to the simple track. You may wish to narrow the scope of your request to limit the number of potentially responsive records or agree to an alternative time frame for processing, should records be located; or you may wish to await the completion of our records search to discuss either of these options.
This Office has adopted a first in/first out practice of processing all incoming requests. Your request has been placed in chronological order based on the date of receipt and will be handled as quickly as possible when it is assigned for processing. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, you may contact me by telephone at 202-514-5430 or you may write to me at Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov<mailto:Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov> or United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, 145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121,Washington, D.C. 20530. You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at 202-514-5430 listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. 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 ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

Sincerely,

Catherine M. Poston
Attorney Advisor

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