|Submitted||March 28, 2016|
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.
I sincerely regret the oversight in the address and salutation posted to today's response to your Freedom of Information Act request. I apologize for the error and will note our document management system accordingly to prevent future occurrence.
Thank you for your consideration and kindness!
FOIA Branch Manager
Office of FOIA Services
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE, Suite 2741
Washington, DC 20549
Thank YOU for recognizing the confusion. Yours is certainly not the first agency to assume that I am a "Mr." but you certainly are the first officer I haven't spoken with on the phone that has discovered it and apologized, and I have to say it sort of makes my day.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for the work that you do.