FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018) (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2018-03-084

Multi Request FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018)
Due April 19, 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: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Good Afternoon:

Attached is the acknowledgement letter to your Freedom of Information Act request dated March 13, 2018. If you have any questions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIA Office at 703-905-5034 or email FinCENFOIA@fincen.gov.
Regards,

FinCEN FOIA Office

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

April 30, 2018

Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 50521
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: FinCEN FOIA Case Number 18-253-F; goFOIA 2018-03-084

Dear Mr. Lipton:

This responds to your request for an update as to the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on March 13, 2018 and received on March 14, 2018.

For your information, document(s) responsive to your request have been located and forwarded to this office for review. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.

Your request has been assigned reference number 18-253-F. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. If you have any questions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIA Branch at 703-905-5034 or email FincenFOIA@fincen.gov.

Sincerely,
FinCEN FOIA Office

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

This responds to your request for an update status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Financial Criminal Enforcement Network (FinCEN) dated March 13, 2018

For your information, the request involves a voluminous amount of records which may be responsive to your request. We are still processing those records as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.
Regards,

FinCEN FOIA Office
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From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

This responds to your request for an update status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Financial Criminal Enforcement Network (FinCEN) dated March 13, 2018

For your information, the request involves a voluminous amount of records which may be responsive to your request. We are still processing those records as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.
Regards,
FinCEN FOIA Office
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From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

This responds to your request for an update status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Financial Criminal Enforcement Network (FinCEN) dated March 13, 2018
For your information, the request involves a voluminous amount of records which may be responsive to your request. We are still processing those records as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.
Regards,

FinCEN FOIA Office

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Good afternoon,

This response is to your request for an update status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Financial Criminal Enforcement Network (FinCEN) dated March 13, 2018. Your request is currently in the second tier phase of review for processing. Upon completion, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date. We sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.
Regards,

FinCEN FOIA Office

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