|Multi Request||FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018)|
|Submitted||March 13, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
For the 16-month, 5-day period from Tuesday, November 8, 2016 through Tuesday, March 13, 2018:
Any and all talking points and similar memorandums, emails, and transcripts providing advice or direction on how to handle the media, media interviews, and statements.
Please include in your responsive materials any documents, emails, or communications with the following phrases in the title or subject line:
It would be greatly appreciated if materials could be provided on a rolling basis.
1. In the Office of Public Affairs or equivalent division
Please provide first all such materials produced in this agency’s Office of Public Affairs or equivalent division, and any representative thereof.
Please also provide all such materials received by this agency’s Office of Public Affairs or equivalent division, and any representative thereof.
2. Related to all agency employees
Please also include all employee email communications containing the following phrases:
Alternative Response to 2:
If processing of this portion of this request would require its distribution to another or multiple other offices, it would be greatly appreciated if a response to this request would contain a description of the necessary offices to be tasked, the process by which the search will be conducted, and an estimate of the time and fees to be incurred. Such a description will allow us to better understand the parameters of this FOIA office’s ability to respond to this request as worded and will better enable us to reorganize and limit it as appropriate.
This request is not intended for materials regarding one particular subject or event during this period.
If a different search procedure will be required dependent on segment of time covered, it would be greatly appreciated if a response could contain a description of the necessary difference in approach by time period (for example, if file keeping procedures have changed at some point in the last year and a half or if particular materials have been moved to another location).
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.
Re: Any and all talking poins and similar memorandums, emails, and transcripts providing advice or direction on how to handle the media, media interviews and statements. Please include in your responsive materials any documents, emails or communications with the following phrases in the title or subject line. Talking points, STMT, Statement, Press Strategy. (Date Range for Record Search: From 11/08/2016 To 03/13/2018)
Dear Ms. Lipton: We have received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated March 13, 2018, for the information described above. You will receive a response to your request as soon as staff has completed its search for responsive records. Please contact the CFTC FOIA Compliance Office if you have any questions concerning your request or its status at 202-418-5091 or FOIAsubmissions@cftc.gov . Please refer to the control number (18-00068-FOIA) that has been assigned when making your inquiry.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 13, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #18-00068.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Ms. Lipton:
Please call me at your earliest convenience to discuss your above-referenced FOIA request. My telephone number is below.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Office of the General Counsel
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20581