Insigniam State Department Survey Data

Russel Neiss filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2017-11866

Due June 9, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Russel Neiss

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All response data from the online survey/questionaire administered by Insigniam to State Department employees in May 2017, which was widely reported in the news media, e.g.:
- http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/politics/rex-tillerson-state-department-survey-cuts/
- http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/89ae8247abe8493fae24405546e9a1aa/Article_2017-05-01-US--State%20Department-Reorganization/id-784ded6bc74f439fa1f2ed3c27c44bd6
- https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/tillerson-surveys-state-department-workers-ahead-of-overhaul/2017/05/01/2e486fb2-2ed7-11e7-a335-fa0ae1940305_story.html

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,

Russel Neiss

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Russel Neiss,

This is in reference to your faxed letter regarding FOIA case control number F-2017-11866.

We have contacted the analyst in the Compliance and Research Branch assigned to the case and have requested an estimated completion date. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material. We will provide you with the information as soon as we receive it.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear Russel Neiss,

This is in reference to your faxed letter regarding FOIA case control number F-2017-11866. We have been informed that processing of this case is underway. Each case is different and processing time depends on the complexity of the information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records. The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is May 2018.

Please note that ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear Russel Neiss,

This is in reference to FOIA case control number F-2017-11866. We have been informed that processing of this case is underway. Each case is different and processing time depends on the complexity of the information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records. The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is May 2018.

Please note that ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Neiss,

This is in response to your e-mail below concerning case control number F-2017-11866. Your case is in process and at this time, there is no new information to provide. The estimated date of completion (EDC) is still May 2018. Please note that EDCs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

Please note there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 13,700 cases.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Neiss,

This is in response to your e-mail below regarding FOIA case control number F-2017-11866. Your case is being processed. At this time, the estimated date of completion (EDC) is still May 2018. Please note that EDCs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

Please note there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 13,200 cases.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Neiss,

This is in response to your e-mail dated November 10, 2017 regarding FOIA request case control number F-2017-11866. Your case is being processed. At this time, the estimated date of completion (EDC) is still May 2018. EDCs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

Please note there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 12,100 cases.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Neiss,
This is in response to your e-mail dated December 13, 2017 regarding FOIA request case control number F-2017-11866. Your case is being processed. At this time, the estimated date of completion (EDC) is still May 2018. EDCs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.
Please note there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 11,200 cases.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov> mailto:foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

Katrina Wood

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Neiss,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-11866.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,800 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.

As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Neiss,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-11866.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is May 2018.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
J. Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Neiss-At this time the estimated date of completion is still May/2018.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Neiss-At this time the estimated date of completion is still May/2018.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Neiss,

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,

FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Neiss,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-11866. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. Your continued patience is appreciated during this process.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Neiss,

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,

FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Neiss,

This is in reference to your e-mail below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-11866.

The Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control numbers.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Neiss,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-11866. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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