FOIA Regulations and Guidelines for Requesters and Officers (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 820-2016-000238
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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:

• The manual that this FOIA office uses to process FOIA requests, or, if no manual exists, other guiding documentation/protocols for processing Freedom of Information Requests.

• All guides to agency Freedom of Information Act request regulations (For reference, see the Department of Justice's Guidance on FOIA Regulations [https://www.justice.gov/oip/oip­guidance/guidance­agency­foia­regulations] and the associated template [https://www.justice.gov/oip/template­agency­foia­regulations])

• All guidelines and regulations regarding the submission and processing of appeals, including but not limited to:
- ­ The appropriate person or position to whom an appeal should be submitted
­ - The appropriate address to which an appeal should be submitted
­ - Any appropriate fax numbers and email addresses available for the submission of appeals ­ All guidelines regarding the processing time and procedures for appeals
­- All rights related to the submission of appeals, including those related to appeal rights for constructive denial

If any responses include direction to an online location or similarly publicly-available material, please provide direct links or file downloads.

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: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Thank you for contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC). This is an automated response to the EEOC FOIA email box, and
is not a determination on your request for records. If it is determined
that your request is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), it will be
forwarded to the appropriate FOIA component within 10 working days of
its receipt. You will also receive an official acknowledgment that your
FOIA request has been received and when you can expect a response.

This office is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time,
Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. Requests submitted
after close of business are not deemed received until the next business
day. FOIA allows government agencies 20 business days to issue a
determination on a FOIA request for records. Additionally, agencies may
extend their response time by 10 business days in unusual circumstances,
and toll the 20-day response time until a response is received to a
reasonable request for clarification or fee information. You will be
notified in writing if such an extension or tolling occurs.

While the EEOC will forward electronic responses, including records
granted, in accordance with the FOIA, the official determination will be
issued in paper format, including an original signature. Therefore, if
you did not provide a physical mailing address in your original e-mail,
we will be unable to issue a determination on your FOIA request.

You may contact our office at any time between the hours of 9:00 am and
5:30 pm at 202-663-4500 or by fax at 202-653-6034.

Thank-you,
EEOC Office of FOIA Programs

*Please visit our website at www.eeoc.gov to access information
concerning FOIA administration at the EEOC, including the following FOIA
related documents:

The EEOC FOIA Reference Guide provides basic information, such as where
and how to make a FOIA request, the time for EEOC to respond to a
request, fees and fee waivers, responses to initial requests, and how
and where to file an appeal of a determination made on the initial FOIA
request. The Guide can be found at the following link:
http://www.eeoc.gov/foia/handbook.html

EEOC Freedom of Information Act Questions and Answers can be found at
the following link: http://www.eeoc.gov/foia/qanda_foiarequest.html

EEOC Freedom of Information Act Requests for Charge Files Questions and
Answers can be found at the following link:
http://www.eeoc.gov/foia/qanda_foiacharge.html

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March 28, 2016
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Stephanie D. Garner
Assistant Legal Counsel/FOIA
EEOC - OLC/FOIA Programs
131 M Street NE, Suite 5NW02E
Washington, DC 20507

To Whom It May Concern:

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

• The manual that this FOIA office uses to process FOIA requests, or, if
no manual exists, other guiding documentation/protocols for processing
Freedom of Information Requests.

• All guides to agency Freedom of Information Act request regulations
(For reference, see the Department of Justice's Guidance on FOIA
Regulations
[https://www.justice.gov/oip/oip­guidance/guidance­agency­foia­regulations]
and the associated template
[https://www.justice.gov/oip/template­agency­foia­regulations])

• All guidelines and regulations regarding the submission and processing
of appeals, including but not limited to:
- ­ The appropriate person or position to whom an appeal should be
submitted
­ - The appropriate address to which an appeal should be submitted
­ - Any appropriate fax numbers and email addresses available for the
submission of appeals ­ All guidelines regarding the processing time and
procedures for appeals
­- All rights related to the submission of appeals, including those
related to appeal rights for constructive denial

If any responses include direction to an online location or similarly
publicly-available mateThe 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

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Dear Ms. Lipton,
Please see letter below.
Sincerely,
Dister Battle
Notice of Confidentiality:  The information contained in this transmission may contain privileged and confidential information, including information protected by federal and state privacy laws. It is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution, or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact us at ecso@eeoc.gov (mailto:ecso@eeoc.gov) and destroy all copies of the original message and attachments.

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Dear Ms. Lipton,
Please find attached a letter informing you of this office's need for an additional 10 business days to respond to your request under the FOIA. Thank you, Joanne Murray Government Information Specialist FOIA Programs Office of Legal Counsel EEOC Washington, DC 20507
Notice of Confidentiality:  The information contained in this transmission may contain privileged and confidential information, including information protected by federal and state privacy laws. It is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution, or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact us at ecso@eeoc.gov (mailto:ecso@eeoc.gov) and destroy all copies of the original message and attachments.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Murray,

Thanks so much for your message. I hope you have a wonderful evening.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From:

Dear Ms. Lipton,
Sincerely,
Joanne Murray
Notice of Confidentiality:  The information contained in this transmission may contain privileged and confidential information, including information protected by federal and state privacy laws. It is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution, or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact us at ecso@eeoc.gov (mailto:ecso@eeoc.gov) and destroy all copies of the original message and attachments.

From: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Good day Ms. Lipton,

Please find attached the releasable records responsive to your FOIA request with EEOC.

Sincerely,

Joanne Murray
Government Information Specialist
FOIA Programs
Office of Legal Counsel
EEOCWashington, DC 20507

Notice of Confidentiality: The information contained in this transmission may contain privileged and confidential information, including information protected by federal and state privacy laws. It is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution, or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact us at ecso@eeoc.gov and destroy all copies of the original message and attachments.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Murray,

Thanks so much for sending these along!

I hope the rest of your afternoon is lovely.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From:

Dear Ms. Lipton,
Attached is the Determination on your FOIA request and the records disclosed.
Sincerely,
Joanne Murray
Notice of Confidentiality:  The information contained in this transmission may contain privileged and confidential information, including information protected by federal and state privacy laws. It is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution, or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact us at ecso@eeoc.gov (mailto:ecso@eeoc.gov) and destroy all copies of the original message and attachments.

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