FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018) (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of the United States of America.
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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:

For the 16-month, 5-day period from Tuesday, November 8, 2016 through Tuesday, March 13, 2018:

(SUMMARY)

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.

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(SPECIFICALLY)

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
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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:

TALKING POINTS
STMT
STATEMENT
PRESS STRATEGY

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.

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Additional clarification:

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).
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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: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dear Mr. Lipton,
Please see the attached acknowledgement letter that references your FOIA request dated March 13, 2018 that was submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CFPB FOIA Service Center at 1-855-444-FOIA (3642) or
CFPB_FOIA@cfpb.gov. (mailto:CFPB_FOIA@cfpb.gov)
Thank you.
Ryan McDonald

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau FOIA Request (CFPB-2018-392-F)

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Good Morning Mr. Lipton,

I am currently working on your request regarding email communications containing the following phrases: TALKING POINTS, STMT, STATEMENT, or PRESS STRATEGY.

I believe a voluminous amount of potentially responsive documents could be located for this request.

We have previously released over 2,000 pages of communications regarding the CFPB's Office of External Affairs with the following keywords for the timeframe of 1/1/2015 to 7/7/2017:

* "press" OR "media" AND "close hold"

* "press" OR "media" AND"on the record"

* "for attribution"

* "not for attribution"

* "media policy"

* "media strategy"

* "press" OR "media" AND "embargo"

* "press" OR "media" AND "embargoed until"

* "press conference"

* "press briefing"

* "press call"

* "press event"

* "press strategy"

* "presser"

* "media event"

* "media call"

* "press" OR "media" AND "for release"

* "press" OR "media" AND "not for release"

Would you be like to accept these previously released documents? I'm happy to discuss if you have any questions.

V/R
Ryan McDonald
FOIA Analyst | Operations Division
Office: (202) 435-9133 | Fax: (855) FAX-FOIA (329-3642)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumerfinance.gov/foia

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Good Afternoon Mr. Lipton,

I wanted to follow up on my below email. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Ryan McDonald
FOIA Analyst | Operations Division
Office: (202) 435-9133 | Fax: (855) FAX-FOIA (329-3642)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumerfinance.gov/foia

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. McDonald,

Thank you so much for your message and your quick response. It would be terrific if you could provide a copy of those materials. Would it also be possible to discuss/get an estimate for what would be necessary to conduct a similar agency-wide search?

Thanks so much for your help.

Best,
Beryl

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Yes. I will send the previously released material and provide an estimate for an agency wide search.

Ryan McDonald
FOIA Analyst | Operations Division
Office: (202) 435-9133 | Fax: (855) FAX-FOIA (329-3642)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumerfinance.gov/foia

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dear Mr. Lipton,

Attached to this email is our fee estimate letter in and previously released documents in response to your FOIA request dated March 13, 2018 to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CFPB FOIA Team at 1-855-444-FOIA (3642) or CFPB_FOIA@cfpb.gov.

Thank you.

Ryan McDonald
FOIA Analyst | Operations Division
Office: (202) 435-9133 | Fax: (855) FAX-FOIA (329-3642)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumerfinance.gov/foia

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  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau FOIA Request (CFPB-2018-392-F)

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  • Fee Estimate Letter and Previously Released Documents CFPB-2018-392-F