FOIA March Madness 2017 - IV - Appeal logs, procedures, letters, opinions (Office of Personnel Management)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Office of Personnel Management of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-04377
Due April 11, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Any available log of appeals submitted to this agency or the agency tasked with processing Freedom of Information Act appeals for this division. Please provide such logs for the period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016. Please, if possible, include with the log the following items:
• the request number associated with the FOIA in question
• the appeal number assigned to the appeal
• the description of the subject matter addressed by the request
• the division or office of initial receipt
• the date on which the appeal was received
• the date on which the appeal was closed
• the determination or final disposition status of the appeal

2. All appeal letters and opinion letters associated with appeals for which the determination was to reverse, in whole or in part, the decision of the initial request agency. Please provide such letters for appeals closed during the period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.

3. All appeal letters and opinion letters associated with appeals for which the determination was to remand the request to the appropriate agency. Please provide such letters for appeals closed during the period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.

4. All appeal letters and opinion letters associated with appeals for which the determination was to affirm the decision of the initial agency. Please provide such letters for appeals closed during the period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.

5. Any instructive or guiding materials provided to and/or utilized by employees of this department’s Freedom of Information Act office. Please include any manuals, procedural materials, reference guides, checklists, training materials, flow charts, directives, memorandums, legal decisions, presentations, or similar material used in the process of an appeal by this office or the office tasked to process FOIA appeals for this office. Any guiding materials used for the preparation of an appeal package should be considered responsive to, though not the entirety of, this element of this request.

6. The name and contact information for the appropriate appeal authority to whom appeals for this agency should be directed. If such information exists as part of a template letter sent to requesters, provision of this document will be considered satisfactory.

Please provide responsive materials on a rolling basis.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

From: Internet, FOIA

Good afternoon, Beryl Lipton:

Attached is the acknowledgment letter for your March 14, 2017 FOIA request.

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

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