FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018) (Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division of the United States of America.
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8558800

855800

Multi Request FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018)
Due April 27, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response
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Communications

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: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Mr. Lipton:

Did you intend this request for Wage and Hour or our Office of Public Affairs? When you respond, please do so through foiarequests@dol.gov<mailto:foiarequests@dol.gov>.

Sincerely,

Darlene Miller
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) | miller.darlene@dol.gov<mailto:miller.darlene@dol.gov> (E)
e-FOIAs: foiarequests@dol.gov<mailto:foiarequests@dol.gov>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello,

Thank you so much for your message. I apologize for the confusion. Could you please direct part 1 to the Public Affairs Office and limit part 2 to the Wage and Hour Division?

Please let me know if I can help clarify further.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Mr. Lipton:

Your request has been assigned to OPA and Wage and Hour with tracking number 855800. 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 them about it for any reason, please phone OPA at 202-693-4654. For Wage and Hour, you may submit your inquiry through whd-foia@dol.gov<mailto:whd-foia@dol.gov> or phone 202-693-1004. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission to Wage and Hour and to have it available at the time of a call to either agency.

Sincerely,

Darlene Miller
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) | miller.darlene@dol.gov<mailto:miller.darlene@dol.gov> (E)
e-FOIAs: foiarequests@dol.gov<mailto:foiarequests@dol.gov>

From: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

A no responsive documents response.

From: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division


From: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

November 1, 2018

Beryl Lipton

MuckRock

DEPT MR 50545

411A Highland Avenue

Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516

Sent via email to requests@muckrock.com

RE: Freedom of Information Act Status Update Communication Letter
FOIA Tracking Number 855800 - Subject: Records re handling media interviews and statements since 11/8/16

Dear Ms. Lipton:

The Wage and Hour Division is sending you this communication letter to give you an update on the status of your FOIA request dated March 13, 2018, regarding 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. We are continuing to process your FOIA request. However, we have a significant backlog and actively processing your request may take some time. At this time, we do not have an approximate completion date due to the backlog issues.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter you may contact WHD National Office as follows:

Email: WHD-FOIA@dol.gov
Telephone: 202-693-1004
Fax: 202-693-0637

Mail: U. S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division, Room S3016
Attn: FOIA Coordinator
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210

We hope this information has been helpful.

Sincerely,

ReNay Royster
Government Information Specialist
Wage and Hour Division

From: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

December 3, 2018

Beryl Lipton
MuckRock
DEPT MR 50545
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516

Sent via email to requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

RE: Freedom of Information Act Status Update Communication Letter
FOIA Tracking Number 855800 – Subject: Records re handling media interviews and statements since 11/8/16

Dear Ms. Lipton:

The Wage and Hour Division is sending you this communication letter to give you an update on the status of your FOIA request dated March 13, 2018, regarding 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. We are continuing to process your FOIA request. However, we have a significant backlog and actively processing your request may take some time. At this time, we do not have an approximate completion date due to the backlog issues.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter you may contact WHD National Office as follows:

Email: WHD-FOIA@dol.gov
Telephone: 202-693-1004
Fax: 202-693-0637
Mail: U. S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division, Room S3016
Attn: FOIA Coordinator
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210

We hope this information has been helpful.

Sincerely,

ReNay Royster
Government Information Specialist
Wage and Hour Division

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