Government Employment of Criminals (Bureau of Customs and Border Protection )

Jason Smathers filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # CBP-2016-039469
Est. Completion None
Status
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Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records concerning your agency's employment of persons whom you know to have committed criminal offenses and your agency's policies on such employment.

Many people have heard stories of the computer hacker who becomes a government agent. The purpose of this request is to shed light on this practice within your agency. The types of records which I would expect to exist include:
1) Written policies and procedures concerning the hiring of employees, contractors or agents where the potential recruit either has been convicted of a criminal offense, been arrested in suspension of a criminal offense, or has revealed that they engaged in behavior in violation of the law without getting caught.

2) Requests or other documentation in consideration of making an exemption to any such policy described in #1.

3) Reports detailing the hiring of any person such as is described in #1.

You may limit your search to records created between 1/20/2009 and the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Jason Smathers

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jason Smathers

Hello,

This request has not been acknowledged since it was submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Diagnostic records show that it was sent to the correct fax number and arrived there.

Please advise as to the status of this request and when a response should be expected.

Respectfully yours,

From: MuckRock.com

Fax failed.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

This request has not been acknowledged since it was submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Diagnostic records show that it was sent to the correct fax number and arrived there.

Please advise as to the status of this request and when a response should be expected.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock

Please acknowledge this FOIA request, copied as the original communication below, and provide an appropriate tracking number.

Thank you.

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c6aefd)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2016-039469
* Requester Name: Jason Smathers
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: ALL RECORDS CONCERNING AGENCYS EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WHM YOU KNOW TO HAVE COMITTED CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND YOUR AGENCYS POLICIES ON SUCH EMPLOYMENT

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-2016-039469 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-HRM-2016-039469. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-2016-039469
* New Tracking Number: CBP-HRM-2016-039469
* Requester Name: Jason Smathers
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Long Description: ALL RECORDS CONCERNING AGENCYS EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WHM YOU KNOW TO HAVE COMITTED CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND YOUR AGENCYS POLICIES ON SUCH EMPLOYMENT

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-HRM-2016-039469 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2016-039469. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-HRM-2016-039469
* New Tracking Number: CBP-2016-039469
* Requester Name: Jason Smathers
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Long Description: ALL RECORDS CONCERNING AGENCYS EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WHM YOU KNOW TO HAVE COMITTED CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND YOUR AGENCYS POLICIES ON SUCH EMPLOYMENT

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-2016-039469 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-IA-2016-039469. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-2016-039469
* New Tracking Number: CBP-IA-2016-039469
* Requester Name: Jason Smathers
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Long Description: ALL RECORDS CONCERNING AGENCYS EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WHM YOU KNOW TO HAVE COMITTED CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND YOUR AGENCYS POLICIES ON SUCH EMPLOYMENT

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

The FOIA request CBP-IA-2016-039469 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2016-039469. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-IA-2016-039469
* New Tracking Number: CBP-2016-039469
* Requester Name: Jason Smathers
* Date Submitted: 05/04/2016
* Long Description: ALL RECORDS CONCERNING AGENCYS EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WHM YOU KNOW TO HAVE COMITTED CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND YOUR AGENCYS POLICIES ON SUCH EMPLOYMENT

From: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov

This is a final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
We conducted a comprehensive search of files within the CBP databases for records that would be responsive to your request.  Unfortunately, we were unable to locate or identify any responsive records, based upon the information you provided in your request. The records you are requesting fall under the purview of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Please submit your FOIA request directly to OPM.
This completes the CBP response to your request.  You may contact a FOIA Public Liaison by sending an email via your FOIAonline account, or call 202-325-0150.  Please notate file number CBP-2016-039469 on any future correspondence to CBP related to this request.
If you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you have a right to appeal the final disposition.  Should you wish to do so, you must file your appeal within 90 days of the date of this letter following the procedures outlined in the DHS regulations at Title 6 C.F.R. §5.9.  Please include as much information as possible to help us understand the grounds for your appeal.  You should submit your appeal via FOIAonline by clicking on the “Create Appeal” button that appears when you view your initial request.   If you do not have computer access, you may send your appeal and a copy of this letter to:  FOIA Appeals, Policy and Litigation Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street, NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.  Your envelope and letter should be marked "FOIA Appeal." Copies of the FOIA and DHS regulations are available at www.dhs.gov/foia.  Additional information can be found at the following link (http://www.dhs.gov/foia) https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/exemption-definitions. (https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/exemption-definitions)
Additionally, you have a right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation.  If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974.  You may contact OGIS as follows:  Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

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