FOIA Regulations and Guidelines for Requesters and Officers (U.S. Department of Labor - Women's Bureau)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the U.S. Department of Labor - Women's Bureau of the United States of America.
Tracking # 826638
Est. Completion None
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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: Miller, Darlene - SOL

Mr. Lipton:

Your request has been assigned to our Women’s Bureau (WB) with tracking number 826638. 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 submit your inquiry through wb-foia@dol.gov<mailto:wb-foia@dol.gov> phone 202-693-6735. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission to the agency or to have it available at the time of a call.

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: foiarequest@dol.gov<mailto:foiarequest@dol.gov>

From: Womens.Bureau

This is in response to your FOIA request submitted to FOIARequests@dol.gov<mailto:FOIARequests@dol.gov> and assigned to the Women's Bureau (WB) for response under FOIA tracking #826638.

The Women's Bureau previously received and provided a complete response to what appears to be a duplicate FOIA information request originally processed under FOIA Tracking #815093 in which you asked for the following:

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
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

In response to this request, the Women's Bureau is pleased to re-submit responsive documents provided pursuant to your previous request for the above-mentioned records originally processed under tracking #815093.

If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Edwards, WB FOIA Coordinator and FOIA Service Center Administrator via email at: WB-FOIA@dol.gov<mailto:WB-FOIA@dol.gov>, by phone at 202-693-6735; or DOL's FOIA Public Liaison, Thomas Hicks at 202-693-5427. Alternatively, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration (OGIS) to inquire about mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. You can also reach that office by email at: ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>, by phone at 202-741-5770, fax at 202-741-5769, or by calling toll-free at 1-877-684-6448.

If you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Solicitor of Labor within 90 days from the date of this letter. The appeal must state in writing the grounds for the appeal, and it may include any supporting statements or arguments, but such statements are not required. In order to facilitate processing of the appeal, please include your mailing address and daytime telephone number, as well as a copy of the initial request and copy of this letter. The envelope and letter of the appeal should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Any amendment to the appeal must be made in writing and received prior to a decision. The appeal should be addressed to the Solicitor of Labor, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N2420, Washington, DC 20210. Appeals may also be submitted by email to foiaappeal@dol.gov<mailto:foiaappeal@dol.gov>. Appeals submitted to any other email address will not be accepted.

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